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Shopify Stores in the United States

Updated Nov 19 2021

There are 844,638 live Shopify stores in the United States.

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

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Shopify Growth in the United States

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 States increased 12.7% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • Shopify stores in the United States increased 66% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
15,563
2017 Q2
12,147
2017 Q3
12,719
2017 Q4
16,572
2018 Q1
16,598
2018 Q2
18,935
2018 Q3
23,503
2018 Q4
18,909
2019 Q1
25,296
2019 Q2
28,866
2019 Q3
26,853
2019 Q4
27,951
2020 Q1
34,003
2020 Q2
56,729
2020 Q3
63,441
2020 Q4
70,068
2021 Q1
75,670
2021 Q2
75,207
2021 Q3
88,276
2021 Q4 (to date)
63,875
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 States

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

  • 35.1% of Shopify stores in the United States sell Apparel products.
  • 12.3% of Shopify stores in the United States sell Beauty & Fitness products.
  • 11.2% of Shopify stores in the United States sell Home & Garden products.

Social Media Usage On Shopify Stores In the United States

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 45.7% of Shopify stores in the United States.
  • Facebook is used by 39.8% of Shopify stores in the United States.
  • Twitter is used by 13.8% of Shopify stores in the United States.
Type
Stores
Instagram
386,121
Facebook
335,791
Twitter
116,600
Pinterest
94,536
YouTube
82,372
LinkedIn
20,664
Facebook Group
14,053
Tiktok
11,236

Contact Information On Shopify Stores In the United States

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

  • 50% of Shopify stores in the United States have an email on their website
  • 27% of Shopify stores in the United States provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
426,204
Phone
230,941

Shopify Plus Stores In the United States

There are 12,398 Shopify Plus stores in the United States. For more information on Shopify Plus, read our Shopify Plus report.

States With The Most Shopify Stores In the United States

It's relatively easy to identify the country in which an ecommerce store operates. However, very few ecommerce stores provide a location to the state-level or city-level and even fewer provide a street address.

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

  • 29,031 Shopify stores in the United States are based in California.
  • 13,123 Shopify stores in the United States are based in New York.
  • 10,908 Shopify stores in the United States are based in Florida.
State
Stores
29,031
13,123
10,908
10,537
5,032
4,206
3,385
3,260
3,238
2,960
2,940
2,813

Cities With The Most Shopify Stores in the United States

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

  • 723,014 Shopify stores in the United States are based in Unknown.
  • 8,874 Shopify stores in the United States are based in Los Angeles.
  • 8,466 Shopify stores in the United States are based in New York.
City
Stores
723,014
8,874
8,466
2,450
2,228
2,215
1,805
1,774
1,544
1,459
1,282
1,267
1,179
1,056

Top Shopify Apps in the United States

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

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 States

  • 0.7% of Shopify stores in the United States have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of Shopify stores in the United States have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.2% of Shopify stores in the United States have 25 - 49 employees.

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

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
6,036
10 - 24
3,293
25 - 49
1,573
50 - 99
992
100 - 249
582
250 - 999
273
1000 - 4999
80
5000+
37

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In the United States

  • 15.6% of Shopify stores in the United States ship by USPS.
  • 9.9% of Shopify stores in the United States ship by UPS.
  • 4.3% of Shopify stores in the United States ship by Fedex.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
132,140
UPS
83,515
Fedex
36,469
DHL
3,712
Canada Post
2,396
China Post
1,806
Royal Mail
1,289
Australia Post
744
SF Express
270
Correos
270

Top-level Domain Distribution For Shopify Stores In the United States

.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.

  • 89.5% of Shopify stores in the United States have a .com domain.
  • 1.7% of Shopify stores in the United States have a .shop domain.
  • 1.5% of Shopify stores in the United States have a .co domain.

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

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
755,529
.shop
14,755
.co
13,051
.net
12,837
.store
8,977
.org
8,006
.us
5,729
.site
2,570
.online
2,089
.top
1,479

Top Shopify Stores In the United States

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Kylie Cosmetics
9
2016/12/30
Gymshark US
65
2016/12/30
ModCloth
75
2016/12/30
Fashion Nova
92
2017/01/27
ColourPop
238
2017/08/25

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