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Shopify Stores in Japan

Updated Sep 16 2022

There are 24,886 live Shopify stores in Japan.

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

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Shopify Growth in Japan

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 Japan increased 11.2% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q2.
  • Shopify stores in Japan increased 70% year-over-year in 2022 Q2.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
107
2017 Q2
73
2017 Q3
77
2017 Q4
109
2018 Q1
99
2018 Q2
120
2018 Q3
257
2018 Q4
249
2019 Q1
329
2019 Q2
436
2019 Q3
362
2019 Q4
449
2020 Q1
568
2020 Q2
1,087
2020 Q3
1,153
2020 Q4
1,976
2021 Q1
2,078
2021 Q2
2,168
2021 Q3
2,371
2021 Q4
2,180
2022 Q1
1,990
2022 Q2
2,127
2022 Q3 (to date)
3,806
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 Japan

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

  • 5.6% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Apparel products.
  • 2.5% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Food & Drink products.
  • 1.6% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Beauty & Fitness products.

Social Media Usage On Shopify Stores In Japan

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 54.6% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Facebook is used by 28.6% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Twitter is used by 22.1% of Shopify stores in Japan.
Type
Stores
Instagram
13,598
Facebook
7,124
Twitter
5,497
YouTube
3,203
Pinterest
886
Tiktok
463
LinkedIn
288
Facebook Group
45

Contact Information On Shopify Stores In Japan

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

  • 48% of Shopify stores in Japan provide a phone number on their website
  • 42% of Shopify stores in Japan have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
11,993
Email
10,328

Shopify Plus Stores In Japan

There are 240 Shopify Plus stores in Japan. For more information on Shopify Plus, read our Shopify Plus report.

Provinces With The Most Shopify Stores In Japan

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 Japan. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 10,275 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Tokyo.
  • 1,850 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Osaka.
  • 1,316 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Kanagawa.
Province
Stores
10,275
1,850
1,316
880
850
839
647
616
541
444
357
272
268
262

Cities With The Most Shopify Stores in Japan

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

  • 2,270 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Unknown.
  • 2,172 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Shibuya City.
  • 1,833 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Minato City.
City
Stores
2,270
2,172
1,833
1,298
815
578
541
531
484
430

Top Shopify Apps in Japan

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

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 Japan

  • 0.7% of Shopify stores in Japan have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.3% of Shopify stores in Japan have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.3% of Shopify stores in Japan have 25 - 49 employees.

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

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
170
10 - 24
86
25 - 49
70
50 - 99
56
100 - 249
48
250 - 999
40
1000 - 4999
23
5000+
6

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In Japan

  • 4.8% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Japan Post.
  • 2.7% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Sagawa Express.
  • 2.5% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Yamato Transport.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Japan Post
1,202
Sagawa Express
680
Yamato Transport
613
Fedex
345
UPS
128
USPS
110
DHL
69
Royal Mail
18
Canada Post
14
Australia Post
9

Top-level Domain Distribution For Shopify Stores In Japan

.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.

  • 53.6% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .com domain.
  • 21.3% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .jp domain.
  • 5.8% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .shop domain.

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

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
13,349
.jp
5,313
.shop
1,443
.co.jp
1,238
.net
792
.store
592
.tokyo
351
.online
233
.co
97
.us
91

Top Shopify Stores In Japan

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
A BATHING APE®
1,884
2016/12/30
Human Made
6,409
2018/07/06
ポール & ジョー公式オンラインストア
8,007
2016/12/30
【公式】Francfranc (フランフラン) オンラインストア
9,413
2016/12/30
UNION TOKYO
9,714
2018/04/27

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