The State of Salla

Founded in 2016, Salla is a Shopify-like e-commerce 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 5,742 live stores running on the Salla platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
25
2017 Q2
64
2017 Q3
40
2017 Q4
9
2018 Q1
66
2018 Q2
60
2018 Q3
68
2018 Q4
53
2019 Q1
62
2019 Q2
76
2019 Q3
51
2019 Q4
59
2020 Q1
73
2020 Q2
89
2020 Q3
83
2020 Q4
4,663
2021 Q1 (to date)
79
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
اطياب نجد
5,952
2020/12/25
المخازن السوداء
10,143
2020/11/27
مفارش العييري
10,283
2020/11/27
متجر كيز KYZ Store
10,425
2020/12/04
souqafkar.com
12,837
2020/12/04

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
متجر نواة الأفكار
1,589,461
2021/02/26
Falcon socks
1,590,281
2021/02/26
عطور لافيرن
1,591,509
2021/02/26
maknon.org.sa
1,861,682
2021/02/26
شارب شوتر
1,594,839
2021/02/19

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Salla has taken 40 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
23
6
2

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
متجر اكسسواري
41,174
Shopify
2020/12/19
متجر فورسيل للتسوق أونلاين
55,586
WooCommerce
2020/12/25
Chappeline
60,684
Shopify
2021/01/15
alkhabeershop.com
62,087
OpenCart
2021/02/17
متجر نادي النصر
80,524
Shopify
2021/01/20

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Salla has lost 7 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
2

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
متجر ذا فيقنز ماركت
1,174,451
Zid
2021/02/05
saudigamerz.com
1,606,662
Shopify
2021/01/17
متجر الوصابي
1,803,766
WooCommerce
2021/02/01
مياه زُلال
3,014,015
Zid
2021/02/11
SRMDIA
4,073,511
WooCommerce
2021/01/27

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 e-commerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Type
Stores
Percent
Instagram
3,570
62%
Email
2,410
41%
Snapchat
1,874
32%
Phone
1,045
18%
Facebook
806
14%
YouTube
647
11%
Twitter
336
5%
LinkedIn
6
0%
Tiktok
4
0%
Facebook Group
3
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 13 different technologies that have 6,623 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
5,197
.sa
175
.net
112
.store
71
.com.sa
57
.co
29
.shop
25
.org
10
.online
7
.org.sa
7

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You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

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  • Domain type
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