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The State of Salla

Founded in 2016, Salla is a Shopify-like ecommerce platform that allows anyone to set up their Arabic ecommerce stores to sell online using their platform and tools.

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 7,701 live stores running on the Salla platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
26
2017 Q2
69
2017 Q3
49
2017 Q4
17
2018 Q1
64
2018 Q2
74
2018 Q3
73
2018 Q4
65
2019 Q1
69
2019 Q2
90
2019 Q3
62
2019 Q4
74
2020 Q1
86
2020 Q2
102
2020 Q3
120
2020 Q4
4,393
2021 Q1
1,078
2021 Q2 (to date)
1,065
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Salla 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 Salla, ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
مفارش العييري
7,492
2020/11/27
s-w-a-d.com
9,041
2020/11/27
المخازن السوداء
10,718
2020/11/27
مانجو جازان
10,728
2016/12/30
متجر كيز KYZ Store
10,849
2020/12/04

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
كارد بلس للبطاقات الرقمية
100,774
2021/05/07
جمعية أصدقاء القلب الخيرية
1,316,110
2021/05/07
Drinkie Shop
1,316,582
2021/05/07
ذا فيرست ميك اب
1,511,790
2021/05/07
NAVA
1,513,642
2021/05/07

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Salla has taken 37 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
13
3
2
1

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
مكعب
30,718
WooCommerce
2021/03/20
alkhabeershop.com
51,112
OpenCart
2021/02/17
سدر الخليج للعطور
341,976
Shopify
2021/04/11
متجر موش
425,307
OpenCart
2021/03/16
البراء عطور شرقية
681,499
WooCommerce
2021/04/09

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Salla has lost 8 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
3

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
اسم متجرك
1,116,777
ExpandCart
2021/04/28
مياه زُلال
1,135,162
Zid
2021/02/11
NRG SA
1,607,463
Shopify
2021/02/14
المَطيَبة
1,646,249
Zid
2021/04/18
عالم البراءه للحيوانات الاليفه
3,683,329
Zid
2021/03/16

Category Breakdown

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

Country Breakdown

Salla is quite popular in the United States.

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

Social Media and Contact Info

Email and phone are the primary means of contacting merchants running on Salla.

This is in contrast with merchants using other ecommerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Type
Stores
Percent
Instagram
5,316
69%
Email
3,708
48%
Twitter
3,340
43%
Snapchat
2,988
38%
Phone
2,089
27%
Facebook
1,157
15%
YouTube
914
11%
LinkedIn
20
0%
Tiktok
6
0%
Facebook Group
4
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many Salla merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the Salla App Store. We're tracking 15 different technologies that have 7,846 collective installs on Salla stores.

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

Top-level Domain Distribution

Most Salla 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.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
7,005
.sa
225
.net
134
.store
93
.com.sa
74
.co
42
.shop
31
.org
13
.org.sa
11
.coffee
9

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Our search interface is easy to use and helps you find the Salla stores that are relevant to you.

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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