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The State of Rain in 2022

Updated May 20 2022

Rain provides an integrated Point-of-Sale and Website system for retailers.

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Rain usage.

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Rain Growth

At present, there are 2,565 live stores running on the Rain platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Rain.

  • Rain stores increased 2.9% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • Rain stores increased 21% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
24
2017 Q2
10
2017 Q3
18
2017 Q4
30
2018 Q1
11
2018 Q2
243
2018 Q3
77
2018 Q4
98
2019 Q1
231
2019 Q2
42
2019 Q3
69
2019 Q4
79
2020 Q1
50
2020 Q2
63
2020 Q3
67
2020 Q4
254
2021 Q1
431
2021 Q2
178
2021 Q3
81
2021 Q4
101
2022 Q1
72
2022 Q2 (to date)
45
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Rain store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Social Media Usage On Rain Stores

Ecommerce brands use social media sites to engage with millions of consumers. Instagram and Facebook are the dominant social media sites for ecommerce stores, by far, with Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube also having notable usage.

  • Facebook is used by 76.4% of Rain stores.
  • Instagram is used by 45.4% of Rain stores.
  • Pinterest is used by 17.3% of Rain stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
1,960
Instagram
1,164
Pinterest
444
Twitter
373
YouTube
245
Facebook Group
65
Yelp
48
LinkedIn
14
Tiktok
4
Snapchat
1

Contact Information On Rain Stores

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 96% of Rain stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 70% of Rain stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
2,452
Email
1,794

Top Categories For Rain Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Rain.

  • 64.1% of Rain stores sell Toys & Hobbies products.
  • 22.4% of Rain stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 8.0% of Rain stores sell Arts & Entertainment products.
  • 5.3% of Rain stores sell Sports products.

Top Countries For Rain Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Rain.

  • 94.5% of Rain stores are in United States
  • 4.7% of Rain stores are in Canada
  • 0.7% of Rain stores are in Australia
  • 0.0% of Rain stores are in United Kingdom
Country
Stores
120

With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.

Number Of Employees For Rain Stores

Here is the breakdown of Rain stores by the number of employees.

  • 0.3% of Rain stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.0% of Rain stores have 25 - 49 employees.
  • 0.0% of Rain stores have 50 - 99 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
8
25 - 49
1
50 - 99
1

Number Of Products Sold For Rain Stores

Here is the breakdown of Rain stores by the number of products that they sell.

  • 24.5% of Rain stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 9.2% of Rain stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 9.1% of Rain stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
75
10 - 24
44
25 - 49
83
50 - 99
22
100 - 249
237
250 - 999
628
1000 - 4999
234
5000 - 9999
31
10000 - 24999
8

Top Technologies on Rain Stores

We're tracking 55 different technologies that have 17,848 collective installs on Rain stores.

  • New Relic is used by 100.0% of Rain stores.
  • Sellbrite is used by 100.0% of Rain stores.
  • reCAPTCHA is used by 99.9% of Rain stores.

Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Rain stores.

Technology
Stores
2,565
2,565
2,563
2,561
638

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Rain Stores

  • USPS is used by 13.9% of Rain stores.
  • UPS is used by 4.9% of Rain stores.
  • Canada Post is used by 1.9% of Rain stores.

Here are the top 9 shipping carriers across all Rain stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
356
UPS
125
Canada Post
48
Fedex
41
Australia Post
10
Purolator
3
Royal Mail
3
DHL
2
New Zealean Post
1

Rain Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for Rain stores. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only been introduced somewhat recently and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

That said, you'll find stark regional differences in certain countries. In Australia, .com.au is the most common top-level domain with .com a close second. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.

  • 90.3% of Rain stores have a .com domain.
  • 3.9% of Rain stores have a .net domain.
  • 2.3% of Rain stores have a .ca domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
2,317
.net
100
.ca
58
.org
32
.com.au
18
.biz
15
.co
3
.shop
3
.us
3
.online
2

Top Rain Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by Rain, ordered by store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.threadbearfabrics.com
81,278
2021/01/08
North Beach Windsurfing
145,596
2021/02/19
www.americanmusic.com
152,451
2020/07/31
www.kneedle.com
164,823
2016/12/30
www.handsonknittingcenter.com
166,082
2020/12/11

New Rain Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Guild Art Supply
4,183,162
2022/05/13
www.wawasquilts.com
5,779,612
2022/05/13
Stitch Sew Shop
627,800
2022/05/06
Fabric Chateau
2,884,373
2022/05/06
www.ioftheneedleakron.com
4,041,895
2022/05/06

Stores Switching to Rain From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Rain has taken 24 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Here are the top stores that have switched to Rain from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Chondro Guitars
196,531
BigCommerce
2022/02/23
Byrne Sewing
331,857
Custom Cart
2022/03/15
Esther's Fabrics
334,929
Squarespace
2022/04/22
Quilts on the Corner
382,042
BigCommerce
2022/03/08
Big Wheel Press
460,993
Custom Cart
2022/05/16

Stores Switching from Rain To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Rain has lost 9 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores

Here are the top Rain stores that have recently changed to a competitive platform.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Sewjersey.com
437,866
Shopify
2022/03/21
Vector Quilts
924,057
Shopify
2022/03/21
Lady Jeweler
998,799
Lightspeed
2022/03/08
Delaware Hardscape Supply, LLC
1,429,512
Square Online
2022/03/28
www.scottsmusicco.com
2,524,207
Square Online
2022/03/21

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