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The State of Rain in 2024

Updated Feb 16 2024

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 2,894 live stores running on the Rain platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Rain.

  • Rain stores increased 11.2% quarter-over-quarter in 2023 Q4.
  • Rain stores increased 64% year-over-year in 2023 Q4.
Quarter
Active Stores
2021 Q1
843
2021 Q2
1,742
2021 Q3
2,022
2021 Q4
2,485
2022 Q1
2,528
2022 Q2
2,580
2022 Q3
2,612
2022 Q4
2,696
2023 Q1
2,729
2023 Q2
2,755
2023 Q3
2,786
2023 Q4
2,878
2024 Q1 (to date)
2,894
Active Stores by Quarter

Note: the store counts displayed in this section are based on actual historical store counts.

It's hard to know exactly when a Rain store was first created but we use a heuristic that includes historical DNS data which 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 76.0% of Rain stores.
  • Instagram is used by 50.0% of Rain stores.
  • Pinterest is used by 16.0% of Rain stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
2,199
Instagram
1,448
Pinterest
464
Twitter
351
YouTube
285
Facebook Group
77
Yelp
52
Tiktok
34
LinkedIn
23
WhatsApp
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
  • 71% of Rain stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
2,775
Email
2,064

Top Categories For Rain Stores

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

  • 60.3% of Rain stores sell Toys & Hobbies products.
  • 21.5% of Rain stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 9.9% of Rain stores sell Arts & Entertainment products.

Top Countries For Rain Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Rain.

  • 93.6% of Rain stores are in United States
  • 5.7% 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
165

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.

  • 99.1% of Rain stores have Unknown employees.
  • 0.6% of Rain stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.1% of Rain stores have 50 - 99 employees.
Employees
Stores
Unknown
2,869
1 - 9
16
10 - 24
3
25 - 49
2
50 - 99
4

Number Of Products Sold For Rain Stores

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

  • 37.4% of Rain stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 18.8% of Rain stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 13.1% of Rain stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
380
10 - 24
151
25 - 49
231
50 - 99
52
100 - 249
545
250 - 999
1,081
1000 - 4999
321
5000 - 9999
37
10000 - 24999
9
25000 - 99999
2

Top Technologies on Rain Stores

We're tracking 79 different technologies that have 22,645 collective installs on Rain stores.

  • Sellbrite is used by 100.0% of Rain stores.
  • reCAPTCHA is used by 100.0% of Rain stores.
  • Adyen Online Payments is used by 100.0% of Rain stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Rain Stores

  • USPS is used by 13.8% of Rain stores.
  • UPS is used by 6.2% of Rain stores.
  • Canada Post is used by 2.3% of Rain stores.

Here are the top 7 shipping carriers across all Rain stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
398
UPS
178
Canada Post
66
Fedex
58
Australia Post
11
Purolator
7
Royal Mail
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.

  • 89.3% of Rain stores have a .com domain.
  • 3.5% of Rain stores have a .net domain.
  • 3.2% of Rain stores have a .ca domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
2,585
.net
101
.ca
93
.org
40
.com.au
18
.biz
16
.us
8
.shop
6
.store
6
.co
4

Top Rain Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.mauiinn.com
24,340
2022/09/23
Sylvia's Quilt Depot
29,939
2018/10/05
www.lindoncity.org
35,020
2017/09/29
www.oldsouthfabrics.com
45,464
2021/01/08
Larson's Ski & Sport
51,175
2021/04/30

New Rain Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.jewelsbysweety.com
3,264,600
2024/02/16
www.innovationswithkandk.com
3,400,872
2024/02/16
DoodleBug Sportz
5,860,544
2024/02/16
Calico Point
792,784
2024/02/09
www.fondersewing.com
3,064,415
2024/02/09

Stores Switching to Rain From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Rain has taken 36 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
www.dimeandregal.com
97,618
Square Online
2024/02/05
www.cottoncupboardquilt.com
130,442
Shopify
2023/12/01
Country Stove & Patio
224,179
WooCommerce
2024/01/16
www.aquiltersoasis.com
239,974
Shopify
2024/01/04
www.mindingmypsandqs.com
336,695
Shopify
2023/12/22

Stores Switching from Rain To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Rain has lost 3 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
Midsouth Sewing
201,986
Custom Cart
2024/01/08
The Crafty Ewe
449,876
Shopify
2024/01/29
RT's Discount Store
4,981,808
Square Online
2023/12/12

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