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The State of Rain

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

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 858 live stores running on the Rain platform.

Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running Rain.

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
6
2017 Q3
3
2017 Q4
5
2018 Q1
3
2018 Q2
48
2018 Q3
7
2018 Q4
55
2019 Q1
49
2019 Q2
3
2019 Q3
6
2019 Q4
13
2020 Q1
6
2020 Q2
6
2020 Q3
23
2020 Q4
188
2021 Q1
368
2021 Q2 (to date)
7
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.

Top Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Darkside Snowboards
28,772
2020/11/27
EDGE Success
53,828
2020/10/09
www.sewright.com
107,404
2020/12/25
Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop
107,729
2016/12/30
superbuzzy
108,333
2020/12/25

New Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running Rain.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Taylor Sewing Quilt Shop
2,158,218
2021/05/07
Fabric Town USA
2,302,385
2021/05/07
Sew Much More
2,454,237
2021/05/07
www.serendipitystitch.com
2,491,278
2021/04/30
Rocking Bobbin Quilt Shop
474,621
2021/04/23

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Rain has taken 14 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
www.shirtoffyourbackquilts.com
439,851
Wix
2021/03/21
Rocking Bobbin Quilt Shop
474,621
Squarespace
2021/05/03
Home
1,614,714
Square Online
2021/02/17
shop.101surfsports.com
1,825,079
Squarespace
2021/05/02
HomeGrown HomeSewn
1,842,545
Squarespace
2021/05/02

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Rain has lost 2 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
1

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Anthology
150,684
Lightspeed
2021/05/01
Cope's Tackle & Rod
2,101,760
Wix
2021/05/04

Pricing Plan Breakdown

Here is the pricing plan breakdown for stores on Rain.

Pricing Plan
Stores
Unknown
858

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on Rain.

Employee Breakdown

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

Employees
Stores
50 - 99
1

Country Breakdown

The largest part of Rain's install base is within the United States, but they have a solid presence within the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia as well.

Country
Stores
49

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

Social Media and Contact Info

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have significant presence within the Rain install base, with Facebook and Instagram especially showing quite strongly.

As expected, email remains an extremely popular communication channel.

Type
Stores
Percent
Phone
814
94%
Facebook
660
76%
Email
570
66%
Instagram
382
44%
Pinterest
183
21%
Twitter
170
19%
YouTube
99
11%
Facebook Group
7
0%
LinkedIn
5
0%
Tiktok
1
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many Rain merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the Rain App Store. We're tracking 25 different technologies that have 3,527 collective installs on Rain stores.

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

Themes

Rain has an active and extension theme store. Merchants using Rain can use one of those pre-built theme or develop their own custom theme to meet their needs. We're currently tracking over 1 different Rain themes. Here are the top themes.

Theme Name
Stores
Unknown
858

Top-level Domain Distribution

The vast majority of Rain stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only recently been introduced 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.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
772
.net
38
.ca
18
.org
8
.biz
6
.com.au
5
.co.nz
2
.us
2
.art
1
.co
1

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You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

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  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
  • Platform
  • Top-level domains
  • Domain status
  • Domain type
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