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Shopify Stores in Japan

Updated Jan 20 2023

There are 26,301 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 9.2% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q4.
  • Shopify stores in Japan increased 59% year-over-year in 2022 Q4.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
120
2017 Q2
80
2017 Q3
83
2017 Q4
118
2018 Q1
106
2018 Q2
123
2018 Q3
253
2018 Q4
246
2019 Q1
338
2019 Q2
442
2019 Q3
355
2019 Q4
438
2020 Q1
551
2020 Q2
1,055
2020 Q3
1,098
2020 Q4
1,874
2021 Q1
1,968
2021 Q2
2,068
2021 Q3
2,254
2021 Q4
1,976
2022 Q1
1,836
2022 Q2
1,964
2022 Q3
3,592
2022 Q4
2,191
2023 Q1 (to date)
381
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.

  • 5.3% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Apparel products.
  • 2.4% 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 56.8% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Facebook is used by 28.5% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Twitter is used by 22.0% of Shopify stores in Japan.
Type
Stores
Instagram
14,928
Facebook
7,500
Twitter
5,783
YouTube
3,436
Pinterest
1,006
Tiktok
558
LinkedIn
399
Facebook Group
50

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
12,677
Email
11,053

Shopify Plus Stores In Japan

There are 248 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.

  • 11,211 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Tokyo.
  • 2,057 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Osaka.
  • 1,449 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Kanagawa.
Province
Stores
11,211
2,057
1,449
960
928
908
725
654
571
473
389
306
293
289

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.

  • 2,373 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Shibuya City.
  • 2,022 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Minato City.
  • 1,570 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Unknown.
City
Stores
2,373
2,022
1,570
1,414
897
617
605
595
544
455

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

  • 0.8% of Shopify stores in Japan have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of Shopify stores in Japan have 25 - 49 employees.
  • 0.3% of Shopify stores in Japan have 10 - 24 employees.

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

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
198
10 - 24
92
25 - 49
93
50 - 99
66
100 - 249
52
250 - 999
45
1000 - 4999
29
5000+
12

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In Japan

  • 3.7% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Japan Post.
  • 2.7% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Yamato Transport.
  • 1.6% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Sagawa Express.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Japan Post
985
Yamato Transport
699
Sagawa Express
427
Fedex
371
UPS
154
USPS
111
DHL
69
La Poste
23
Royal Mail
19
Canada Post
12

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.

  • 54.2% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .com domain.
  • 22.4% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .jp domain.
  • 5.2% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .co.jp domain.

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

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
14,262
.jp
5,887
.co.jp
1,370
.shop
1,341
.net
889
.store
600
.tokyo
399
.online
231
.co
94
.org
64

Top Shopify Stores In Japan

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
A BATHING APE®
3,209
2016/12/30
Bento&co
3,356
2017/01/27
buyee.jp
3,761
2016/12/30
Solaris Japan
4,703
2016/12/30
Japanese Taste
6,357
2017/06/30

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