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Shopify Stores in the United Kingdom

Updated May 13 2022

There are 131,988 live Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.

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

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Shopify Growth in the United Kingdom

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 the United Kingdom increased 8.4% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • Shopify stores in the United Kingdom increased 41% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.

Here is Shopify's quarter-over-quarter growth in the United Kingdom.

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
2,093
2017 Q2
1,596
2017 Q3
1,874
2017 Q4
2,304
2018 Q1
2,287
2018 Q2
2,772
2018 Q3
3,184
2018 Q4
2,786
2019 Q1
3,500
2019 Q2
3,921
2019 Q3
3,523
2019 Q4
3,581
2020 Q1
4,305
2020 Q2
7,900
2020 Q3
6,908
2020 Q4
11,713
2021 Q1
10,498
2021 Q2
8,901
2021 Q3
8,748
2021 Q4
9,013
2022 Q1
9,625
2022 Q2 (to date)
8,102
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 the United Kingdom

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

  • 27.3% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom sell Apparel products.
  • 15.2% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom sell Home & Garden products.
  • 11.4% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom sell Beauty & Fitness products.

Social Media Usage On Shopify Stores In the United Kingdom

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 57.9% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Facebook is used by 50.8% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Twitter is used by 21.7% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
Type
Stores
Instagram
76,387
Facebook
67,003
Twitter
28,591
Pinterest
16,726
YouTube
14,048
LinkedIn
5,285
Tiktok
4,607
Facebook Group
1,121

Contact Information On Shopify Stores In the United Kingdom

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

  • 65% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have an email on their website
  • 33% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
85,719
Phone
43,298

Shopify Plus Stores In the United Kingdom

There are 2,262 Shopify Plus stores in the United Kingdom. For more information on Shopify Plus, read our Shopify Plus report.

Countries With The Most Shopify Stores In the United Kingdom

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

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

  • 21,803 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in England.
  • 1,494 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Scotland.
  • 663 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Wales.
Country
Stores
21,803
1,494
663

Cities With The Most Shopify Stores in the United Kingdom

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

  • 110,723 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Unknown.
  • 8,265 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in London.
  • 820 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Manchester.
City
Stores
110,723
8,265
378
322
313
304
276
226
182
157
143

Top Shopify Apps in the United Kingdom

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

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 the United Kingdom

  • 1.0% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.6% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.3% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have 25 - 49 employees.

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

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
1,363
10 - 24
761
25 - 49
442
50 - 99
288
100 - 249
185
250 - 999
63
1000 - 4999
38
5000+
5

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In the United Kingdom

  • 21.5% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom ship by Royal Mail.
  • 3.1% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom ship by UPS.
  • 2.2% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom ship by USPS.

Here are the top shipping carriers for Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Royal Mail
28,368
UPS
4,046
USPS
2,851
Fedex
2,759
DHL
555
Canada Post
257
Australia Post
188
China Post
96
DPD
79
Correos
76

Top-level Domain Distribution For Shopify Stores In the United Kingdom

.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.

  • 54.2% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have a .com domain.
  • 36.7% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have a .co.uk domain.
  • 1.3% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have a .shop domain.

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

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
71,565
.co.uk
48,443
.shop
1,677
.co
1,617
.uk
1,552
.store
1,325
.net
731
.org
571
.org.uk
299
.online
260

Top Shopify Stores In the United Kingdom

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Clearpay (Afterpay Ltd)
1,167
2020/08/07
I SAW IT FIRST
1,252
2017/12/29
Gymshark UK
1,298
2018/06/15
motelrocks.com
1,369
2019/05/03
NTS
1,695
2016/12/30

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