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Shopify Stores in Japan

Updated Nov 26 2021

There are 18,318 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 20.4% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • Shopify stores in Japan increased 159% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
84
2017 Q2
63
2017 Q3
60
2017 Q4
92
2018 Q1
102
2018 Q2
116
2018 Q3
234
2018 Q4
228
2019 Q1
337
2019 Q2
424
2019 Q3
431
2019 Q4
480
2020 Q1
615
2020 Q2
1,229
2020 Q3
1,311
2020 Q4
2,249
2021 Q1
2,402
2021 Q2
2,598
2021 Q3
2,765
2021 Q4 (to date)
2,001
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.

  • 7.1% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Apparel products.
  • 2.5% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Food & Drink products.
  • 1.8% 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 51.7% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Facebook is used by 30.8% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Twitter is used by 22.1% of Shopify stores in Japan.
Type
Stores
Instagram
9,473
Facebook
5,646
Twitter
4,041
YouTube
2,271
Pinterest
691
LinkedIn
178
Tiktok
117
Facebook Group
51

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.

  • 47% 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
8,591
Email
7,736

Shopify Plus Stores In Japan

There are 144 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.

  • 817 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Tokyo.
  • 104 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Osaka.
  • 78 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Kanagawa.
Province
Stores
817
104
77
48
47
44
22
21
14
13
12

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.

  • 17,210 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Unknown.
  • 148 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Shibuya City.
  • 103 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Tokyo.

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

  • 0.3% of Shopify stores in Japan have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.1% of Shopify stores in Japan have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% 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
58
10 - 24
25
25 - 49
22
50 - 99
14
100 - 249
11
250 - 999
12
1000 - 4999
9
5000+
2

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In Japan

  • 4.0% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Japan Post.
  • 2.2% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Yamato Transport.
  • 1.6% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Fedex.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Japan Post
725
Yamato Transport
404
Fedex
285
Sagawa Express
284
UPS
255
USPS
109
DHL
70
Royal Mail
21
Canada Post
12
China Post
10

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.
  • 20.6% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .jp domain.
  • 6.4% 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
9,824
.jp
3,770
.shop
1,172
.co.jp
803
.net
640
.store
489
.tokyo
263
.online
173
.xyz
116
.co
85

Top Shopify Stores In Japan

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
A BATHING APE®
1,148
2016/12/30
MCT TOKYO
2,530
2020/02/14
Human Made
6,605
2018/07/06
Anker Japan公式サイト
9,002
2021/06/18
Francfranc Corporation
9,025
2016/12/30

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