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The State of Salla in 2022

Updated May 20 2022

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 10,734 live stores running on the Salla platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Salla.

  • Salla stores increased 19.3% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • Salla stores increased 98% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
23
2017 Q2
83
2017 Q3
42
2017 Q4
19
2018 Q1
78
2018 Q2
67
2018 Q3
78
2018 Q4
80
2019 Q1
83
2019 Q2
101
2019 Q3
86
2019 Q4
86
2020 Q1
93
2020 Q2
137
2020 Q3
154
2020 Q4
2,154
2021 Q1
1,219
2021 Q2
1,432
2021 Q3
652
2021 Q4
1,015
2022 Q1
1,506
2022 Q2 (to date)
1,420
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 75.0% of Salla stores.
  • Twitter is used by 41.3% of Salla stores.
  • Snapchat is used by 39.3% of Salla stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
8,053
Twitter
4,434
Snapchat
4,216
Tiktok
1,733
YouTube
1,277
Facebook
1,190
LinkedIn
19
Facebook Group
4
Pinterest
4

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.

  • 75% of Salla stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 52% of Salla stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
8,084
Email
5,554

Top Categories For Salla Stores

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

  • 16.8% of Salla stores sell Beauty & Fitness products.
  • 10.6% of Salla stores sell Apparel products.
  • 9.4% of Salla stores sell Food & Drink products.

Top Countries For Salla Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Salla.

  • 84.9% of Salla stores are in Saudi Arabia
  • 0.3% of Salla stores are in United States
  • 0.1% of Salla stores are in Montenegro
  • 0.0% 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.
  • 0.0% of Salla stores have 100 - 249 employees.
  • 0.0% of Salla stores have 10 - 24 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
15
10 - 24
2
100 - 249
3
250 - 999
1

Number Of Products Sold For Salla Stores

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

  • 2.9% of Salla stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 2.8% of Salla stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 2.0% of Salla stores sell 25 - 49 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
184
10 - 24
150
25 - 49
213
50 - 99
43
100 - 249
300
250 - 999
307
1000 - 4999
114
5000 - 9999
38
10000 - 24999
17
100000 - 249999
2

Top Technologies on Salla Stores

We're tracking 33 different technologies that have 180,275 collective installs on Salla stores.

  • Sift is used by 99.6% of Salla stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 99.4% of Salla stores.
  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 99.3% of Salla stores.

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

Technology
Stores
10,693
10,628
10,627
10,627
10,625
10,625
10,617
10,615

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Salla Stores

  • UPS is used by 0.0% of Salla stores.
  • Fedex is used by 0.0% of Salla stores.

Here are the top 2 shipping carriers across all Salla stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
4
Fedex
1

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.

  • 91.0% of Salla stores have a .com domain.
  • 3.1% of Salla stores have a .sa domain.
  • 1.4% of Salla stores have a .net domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
9,765
.sa
328
.net
154
.store
116
.com.sa
109
.co
55
.shop
45
.org.sa
29
.me
22
.app
9

Top Salla Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
alkhabeershop.com
15,788
2017/04/28
phonezonestore.com
17,451
2016/12/30
draljamal.com
22,346
2021/06/18
oudamoudi.com
23,084
2020/11/27
codeprostore.com
23,287
2020/11/20

New Salla Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
aldar-mall.com
2,680,170
2022/05/20
thogaloud.com
2,787,285
2022/05/20
Clover Perfumes
2,872,458
2022/05/20
logeriaa.com
2,873,476
2022/05/20
GOAT
3,080,967
2022/05/20

Stores Switching to Salla From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Salla has taken 248 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
mftaah.com
66,140
Custom Cart
2022/05/17
اولو ستور oLLo store
152,301
Custom Cart
2022/04/05
skin shop
202,853
Custom Cart
2022/05/20
ladoun.com
239,797
Magento
2022/04/19
kesrat-oudah.com
264,984
Custom Cart
2022/04/17

Stores Switching from Salla To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Salla has lost 499 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
7
1
1

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
s-w-a-d.com
41,423
Custom Cart
2022/04/25
Piccolo
70,406
Shopify
2022/04/09
Malak Jewelers
75,581
Custom Cart
2022/03/08
fitshopsa
88,858
Custom Cart
2022/02/28
Souq.com
93,316
Custom Cart
2022/05/09

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