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The State of Salla in 2021

Updated Jul 30 2021

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.

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

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Salla Growth

At present, there are 7,864 live stores running on the Salla platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Salla.

  • Salla stores increased 22.7% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q2.
  • Salla stores increased 590% year-over-year in 2021 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
25
2017 Q2
72
2017 Q3
46
2017 Q4
19
2018 Q1
64
2018 Q2
70
2018 Q3
72
2018 Q4
71
2019 Q1
80
2019 Q2
104
2019 Q3
79
2019 Q4
80
2020 Q1
92
2020 Q2
119
2020 Q3
119
2020 Q4
3,675
2021 Q1
1,353
2021 Q2
1,419
2021 Q3 (to date)
186
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.

Social Media Usage On Salla 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.

  • Instagram is used by 73.3% of Salla stores.
  • Twitter is used by 47.3% of Salla stores.
  • Snapchat is used by 41.3% of Salla stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
5,761
Twitter
3,717
Snapchat
3,246
Facebook
1,188
YouTube
1,065
Tiktok
78
LinkedIn
21
Facebook Group
4
Pinterest
2

Contact Information On Salla 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.

  • 50% of Salla stores have an email on their website
  • 22% of Salla stores provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
3,966
Phone
1,716

Top Categories For Salla Stores

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

  • 15.5% of Salla stores sell Beauty & Fitness products.
  • 11.0% of Salla stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 9.2% of Salla stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For Salla Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Salla.

  • 85.8% of Salla stores are in Saudi Arabia
  • 0.2% of Salla stores are in United States
  • 0.1% of Salla stores are in United Arab Emirates
  • 0.1% of Salla stores are in France

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

Number Of Employees For Salla Stores

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

  • 0.1% of Salla stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.1% of Salla stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.0% of Salla stores have 1000 - 4999 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
9
10 - 24
7
25 - 49
1
250 - 999
1
1000 - 4999
1

Number Of Products Sold For Salla Stores

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

  • 2.2% of Salla stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 1.8% of Salla stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 1.1% of Salla stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
90
10 - 24
80
25 - 49
82
50 - 99
14
100 - 249
144
250 - 999
172
1000 - 4999
59
5000 - 9999
17
10000 - 24999
13
250000+
1

Top Technologies on Salla Stores

We're tracking 18 different technologies that have 24,864 collective installs on Salla stores.

  • Sift is used by 99.8% of Salla stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 99.8% of Salla stores.
  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 97.9% of Salla stores.

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

Salla Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for Salla 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.

  • 90.0% of Salla stores have a .com domain.
  • 3.4% of Salla stores have a .sa domain.
  • 1.7% of Salla stores have a .net domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
7,081
.sa
265
.net
136
.store
98
.com.sa
86
.co
48
.shop
30
.org.sa
20
.org
13
.coffee
12

Top Salla Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
مفارش ميلين
9,666
2020/11/27
متجر عبادي الخليج
10,055
2020/11/27
s-w-a-d.com
10,142
2020/11/27
cvaley.com
12,641
2017/09/29
جلامور بيوتي
15,055
2018/02/23

New Salla Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Auqood Store
1,349,952
2021/07/30
Streetwear
5,559,729
2021/07/30
متجر نيفو
5,725,964
2021/07/30
Legend TV
5,791,277
2021/07/30
متجر Good
6,268,208
2021/07/30

Stores Switching to Salla From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Salla has taken 66 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
pasardates.com
78,163
Zid
2021/07/07
تسوق شوب
98,130
Zid
2021/07/19
دراويز
221,359
ExpandCart
2021/06/30
إكليل الجبل
569,998
WooCommerce
2021/07/05
Dream Station
1,101,767
ExpandCart
2021/07/09

Stores Switching from Salla To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Salla has lost 15 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
3

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
متجر كيز برو
66,014
OpenCart
2021/05/14
fitnessunionsa.com
856,564
WooCommerce
2021/06/14
الرئيسية - فيض الإبداع
1,507,709
WooCommerce
2021/06/08
otorstore.com
1,556,708
WooCommerce
2021/06/29
سعودي سات
1,582,071
OpenCart
2021/07/01

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