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Shopify Stores in the United Kingdom

Updated Nov 19 2021

There are 130,091 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 10.9% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • Shopify stores in the United Kingdom increased 72% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
2,161
2017 Q2
1,651
2017 Q3
1,991
2017 Q4
2,402
2018 Q1
2,427
2018 Q2
2,916
2018 Q3
3,364
2018 Q4
2,950
2019 Q1
3,731
2019 Q2
4,299
2019 Q3
3,820
2019 Q4
3,976
2020 Q1
4,892
2020 Q2
9,119
2020 Q3
8,026
2020 Q4
14,184
2021 Q1
13,317
2021 Q2
11,316
2021 Q3
11,987
2021 Q4 (to date)
8,455
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.

  • 27.4% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom sell Apparel products.
  • 15.0% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom sell Home & Garden products.
  • 11.7% 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 57.3% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Facebook is used by 51.7% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Twitter is used by 22.4% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
Type
Stores
Instagram
74,502
Facebook
67,302
Twitter
29,129
Pinterest
16,034
YouTube
13,275
LinkedIn
4,262
Tiktok
2,220
Facebook Group
1,087

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
  • 32% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
84,398
Phone
41,607

Shopify Plus Stores In the United Kingdom

There are 2,042 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.

  • 22,115 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in England.
  • 1,471 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Scotland.
  • 656 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Wales.
Country
Stores
22,115
1,471
656

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.

  • 108,575 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Unknown.
  • 8,346 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in London.
  • 819 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Manchester.
City
Stores
108,575
8,346
375
325
310
310
277
175
164
162
147

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

  • 0.6% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.2% 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
727
10 - 24
494
25 - 49
257
50 - 99
185
100 - 249
91
250 - 999
66
1000 - 4999
16
5000+
4

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In the United Kingdom

  • 21.1% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom ship by Royal Mail.
  • 4.6% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom ship by UPS.
  • 2.0% 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
27,407
UPS
5,987
USPS
2,541
Fedex
2,106
DHL
420
Canada Post
261
Australia Post
184
China Post
98
DPD
96
Correos
78

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.

  • 54.5% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have a .com domain.
  • 36.9% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have a .co.uk domain.
  • 1.3% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have a .co domain.

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

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
70,929
.co.uk
47,952
.co
1,672
.uk
1,461
.shop
1,332
.store
1,202
.net
761
.org
537
.org.uk
299
.online
295

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
Good Housekeeping
121
2016/12/30
I SAW IT FIRST
1,623
2017/12/29
www.tidio.com
2,412
2020/03/27
LloydsPharmacy
2,457
2020/07/03
Missoma Limited
2,479
2020/01/24

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