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Shopify Stores in the United Kingdom

Updated May 24 2024

There are 175,893 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 7.5% quarter-over-quarter in 2024 Q1.
  • Shopify stores in the United Kingdom increased 37% year-over-year in 2024 Q1.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2019 Q1
59,450
2019 Q2
64,676
2019 Q3
68,360
2019 Q4
74,541
2020 Q1
77,237
2020 Q2
94,585
2020 Q3
100,047
2020 Q4
110,368
2021 Q1
120,098
2021 Q2
125,173
2021 Q3
126,903
2021 Q4
128,953
2022 Q1
127,290
2022 Q2
132,236
2022 Q3
138,901
2022 Q4
149,719
2023 Q1
158,570
2023 Q2
162,031
2023 Q3
168,107
2023 Q4
174,511
2024 Q1
177,471
2024 Q2 (to date)
175,893
Active Stores by Quarter

Note: the store counts displayed in this section are based on actual historical store counts.

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.

  • 24.7% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom sell Apparel products.
  • 14.5% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom sell Home & Garden products.
  • 10.4% 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 53.3% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Facebook is used by 39.5% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Twitter is used by 15.3% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom.
Type
Stores
Instagram
93,683
Facebook
69,510
Twitter
26,904
Tiktok
23,042
YouTube
19,966
Pinterest
18,807
LinkedIn
11,350
Facebook Group
1,404

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.

  • 56% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have an email on their website
  • 28% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
98,950
Phone
49,066

Shopify Plus Stores In the United Kingdom

There are 2,931 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.

  • 154,032 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in England.
  • 8,516 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Scotland.
  • 4,885 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Wales.
Country
Stores
154,032
8,516
4,885

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.

  • 42,326 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in London.
  • 14,564 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Unknown.
  • 3,957 Shopify stores in the United Kingdom are based in Manchester.
City
Stores
42,326
14,564
3,957
2,986
2,159
1,954
1,694
1,615
1,605
1,479
1,277
1,204
948
859

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

  • 93.7% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have Unknown employees.
  • 3.7% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 1.1% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have 10 - 24 employees.

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

Employees
Stores
Unknown
164,797
1 - 9
6,475
10 - 24
1,936
25 - 49
1,077
50 - 99
672
100 - 249
531
250 - 999
274
1000 - 4999
100
5000+
31

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In the United Kingdom

  • 17.5% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom ship by Royal Mail.
  • 2.9% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom ship by UPS.
  • 2.2% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom ship by Fedex.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Royal Mail
30,800
UPS
5,121
Fedex
3,886
USPS
3,197
DHL
519
Canada Post
294
Australia Post
241
Correos
138
China Post
112
DPD
67

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.

  • 54.3% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have a .com domain.
  • 33.2% of Shopify stores in the United Kingdom have a .co.uk domain.
  • 2.1% 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
95,481
.co.uk
58,393
.shop
3,710
.store
3,453
.co
2,961
.uk
2,637
.net
1,237
.org
1,010
.online
592
.org.uk
420

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
Oh Polly UK
879
2018/11/16
Victoria Beckham UK
913
2016/12/30
Public Desire UK
1,444
2017/01/27
Nothing
1,496
2020/10/09
motelrocks.com
1,515
2019/05/03

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