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Shopify Stores in Canada

Updated Nov 19 2021

There are 105,134 live Shopify stores in Canada.

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Shopify stores in Canada.

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Shopify Growth in Canada

Shopify's worldwide quarter-over-quarter growth has been quite impressive over the last few years, and that trend is visible within most countries.

  • Shopify stores in Canada increased 9.5% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • Shopify stores in Canada increased 65% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.

Here is Shopify's quarter-over-quarter growth in Canada.

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
2,058
2017 Q2
1,682
2017 Q3
1,734
2017 Q4
2,230
2018 Q1
2,356
2018 Q2
2,607
2018 Q3
2,675
2018 Q4
2,314
2019 Q1
2,906
2019 Q2
3,258
2019 Q3
2,838
2019 Q4
3,793
2020 Q1
3,738
2020 Q2
7,448
2020 Q3
6,559
2020 Q4
10,952
2021 Q1
10,472
2021 Q2
9,196
2021 Q3
8,637
2021 Q4 (to date)
5,764
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Shopify store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Top Categories For Shopify Stores In Canada

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for Shopify stores in Canada.

  • 25.0% of Shopify stores in Canada sell Apparel products.
  • 12.9% of Shopify stores in Canada sell Home & Garden products.
  • 10.8% of Shopify stores in Canada sell Beauty & Fitness products.

Social Media Usage On Shopify Stores In Canada

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 53.3% of Shopify stores in Canada.
  • Facebook is used by 48.1% of Shopify stores in Canada.
  • Twitter is used by 14.2% of Shopify stores in Canada.
Type
Stores
Instagram
56,074
Facebook
50,556
Twitter
14,896
Pinterest
11,766
YouTube
10,473
LinkedIn
2,833
Tiktok
1,611
Facebook Group
1,015

Contact Information On Shopify Stores In Canada

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 56% of Shopify stores in Canada have an email on their website
  • 33% of Shopify stores in Canada provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
58,657
Phone
34,474

Shopify Plus Stores In Canada

There are 1,296 Shopify Plus stores in Canada. For more information on Shopify Plus, read our Shopify Plus report.

Provinces With The Most Shopify Stores In Canada

It's relatively easy to identify the country in which an ecommerce store operates. However, very few ecommerce stores provide a location to the province-level or city-level and even fewer provide a street address.

Here is the province distribution of Shopify stores in Canada. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 9,496 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Ontario.
  • 3,766 Shopify stores in Canada are based in British Columbia.
  • 3,330 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Quebec.

Cities With The Most Shopify Stores in Canada

Here is the city distribution of Shopify stores in Canada. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 86,125 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Unknown.
  • 4,126 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Toronto.
  • 1,774 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Montreal.
City
Stores
86,125
4,126
1,774
1,537
903
799
496
308
296
242
195
194
156

Top Shopify Apps in Canada

Here are the top 10 apps, ordered by number of installs, across all Shopify stores in Canada.

With a paid account on Store Leads, you'll be able to see which stores have installed specific apps. You can also see when specific apps were installed (or uninstalled) by each store.

Number of Employees for Shopify stores in Canada

  • 0.6% of Shopify stores in Canada have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.3% of Shopify stores in Canada have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% of Shopify stores in Canada have 25 - 49 employees.

Here is the breakdown of Shopify stores in Canada by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
627
10 - 24
292
25 - 49
157
50 - 99
140
100 - 249
101
250 - 999
43
1000 - 4999
12
5000+
14

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In Canada

  • 13.3% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by Canada Post.
  • 5.9% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by UPS.
  • 4.5% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by USPS.

Here are the top shipping carriers for Shopify stores in Canada.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Canada Post
13,960
UPS
6,231
USPS
4,725
Fedex
2,883
Purolator
1,742
DHL
247
Royal Mail
201
China Post
90
Australia Post
88
La Poste
16

Top-level Domain Distribution For Shopify Stores In Canada

.com is the most common top-level domain, by far, for world-wide Shopify stores. Some countries have been faster than others to adopt alternate (such as country-specific) top-level domains.

  • 67.3% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .com domain.
  • 27.7% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .ca domain.
  • 1.2% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .co domain.

Here is the top-level domain distribution for Shopify stores in Canada.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
70,793
.ca
29,147
.co
1,257
.shop
803
.store
513
.net
449
.org
335
.io
111
.online
95
.us
83

Top Shopify Stores In Canada

Here are the top stores in Canada ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Staples.ca
691
2019/06/28
Inkbox ™
699
2017/10/27
Cupshe
961
2016/12/30
Livestock
1,119
2016/12/30
The Brick
1,470
2018/09/28

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