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Sports stores on Shopify

Updated Nov 19 2021

There are 51,855 live Shopify stores in the Sports category.

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

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The most popular subcategories under Sports are:

  • 63.3% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell Sporting Goods products
  • 27.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell Individual Sports products
  • 13.5% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell Team Sports products

Here are the the top Sports subcategories by store count.

Growth of Sports Stores On Shopify

Here is the historical growth of stores on Shopify in the Sports category.

  • Shopify stores in the Sports category have increased 9.2% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • Shopify stores in the Sports category have increased 48% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
1,306
2017 Q2
968
2017 Q3
1,080
2017 Q4
1,350
2018 Q1
1,369
2018 Q2
1,615
2018 Q3
1,691
2018 Q4
1,427
2019 Q1
1,777
2019 Q2
2,022
2019 Q3
1,740
2019 Q4
1,861
2020 Q1
2,056
2020 Q2
2,951
2020 Q3
3,075
2020 Q4
3,910
2021 Q1
3,917
2021 Q2
3,818
2021 Q3
4,110
2021 Q4 (to date)
3,016
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.

Social Media Usage On Shopify Stores In The Sports Category

Here are the top social media sites for Shopify stores in the Sports category.

  • Instagram is used by 55.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • Facebook is used by 54.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • Twitter is used by 21.1% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
Type
Stores
Instagram
28,967
Facebook
28,227
Twitter
10,937
YouTube
9,846
Pinterest
3,702
LinkedIn
2,302
Facebook Group
755
Tiktok
612
Snapchat
227
Yelp
65

Contact Information On Shopify Stores In The Sports Category

Here are the top contact methods for Shopify stores in the Sports category.

  • 57.6% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have an email on their website
  • 39.2% of Shopify stores in the Sports category provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
29,864
Phone
20,316

Top Countries For Shopify Stores In The Sports Category

Here are the top countries for Shopify stores in the Sports category.

  • 58.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category are in United States
  • 10.3% of Shopify stores in the Sports category are in United Kingdom
  • 8.2% of Shopify stores in the Sports category are in Australia
  • 8.1% of Shopify stores in the Sports category are in Canada
Country
Stores
30,266
4,277
4,210
437
397
383

With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.

Top Shopify Apps For Stores In The Sports Category

Here are the top Shopify apps, ordered by number of installs, across stores in the Sports category.

  • 16.1% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have installed the Product Reviews Shopify app.
  • 13.0% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have installed the Klaviyo: Email Marketing & SMS Shopify app.
  • 12.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have installed the Mailchimp Shopify app.

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.

Top Technologies on Shopify Stores In The Sports Category

Many Shopify merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the Shopify App Store.

We're tracking 281 different technologies that have 309,717 collective installs on Shopify stores in the Sports category.

  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 98.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • Apple Pay is used by 66.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • Shop Pay is used by 61.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.

Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Shopify stores.

Technology
Stores
34,674
32,086
22,951

Number Of Products Sold For Shopify Stores In The Sports Category

Here is the breakdown of Shopify stores in the Sports category by the number of products that they sell.

  • 20.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 17.1% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell 10 - 24 different products.
  • 13.7% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell 25 - 49 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
10,571
10 - 24
8,887
25 - 49
7,105
50 - 99
6,878
100 - 249
6,923
250 - 999
6,388
1000 - 4999
2,909
5000 - 9999
377
10000 - 24999
213
25000 - 99999
101

Top Shopify Themes For Stores In The Sports Category

Shopify has an active and extension theme store. Merchants using Shopify can use one of those pre-built theme or develop their own custom theme to meet their needs. We're currently tracking over 500 different Shopify themes. Here are the top themes.

  • The debut theme is used by 22.8% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • The venture theme is used by 11.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • The brooklyn theme is used by 4.8% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
Theme Name
Stores
debut
11,803
venture
5,904
brooklyn
2,473
impulse
2,141
minimal
2,000
supply
1,676
simple
1,466
narrative
1,313
dawn
1,043
boundless
844

Top-level Domain Distribution For Shopify Stores In The Sports Category

The majority of Shopify stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only been introduced somewhat recently and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

  • 76.1% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have a .com domain.
  • 4.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have a .com.au domain.
  • 4.0% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have a .co.uk domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
39,487
.com.au
2,283
.co.uk
2,099
.ca
1,214
.net
592
.co
577
.co.nz
559
.shop
536
.store
410
.org
336

Top Stores In The Sports Category

Here are the top 5 Sports stores ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
SwimOutlet.com
993
2016/12/30
Decathlon
1,042
2018/06/22
Pro Hockey Life Sporting Goods Inc.
1,995
2017/09/29
Rad Power Bikes
2,048
2017/11/17
Spartan Race
2,259
2020/07/24

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New Stores In The Sports Category

Here are the top 5 most recent Sports stores.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Besøg CoolSnow
108,224
2021/11/26
Motoacademy
1,933,923
2021/11/26
Bikes
2,375,083
2021/11/26
ChugCentre
2,383,230
2021/11/26
Trosi Norge
2,383,610
2021/11/26

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