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Sports stores on Shopify

Updated Jul 30 2021

There are 49,910 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:

  • 63.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell Sporting Goods products
  • 27.5% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell Individual Sports products
  • 13.2% 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 10.6% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q2.
  • Shopify stores in the Sports category have increased 55% year-over-year in 2021 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
1,320
2017 Q2
1,008
2017 Q3
1,097
2017 Q4
1,360
2018 Q1
1,399
2018 Q2
1,666
2018 Q3
1,755
2018 Q4
1,460
2019 Q1
1,789
2019 Q2
2,106
2019 Q3
1,844
2019 Q4
2,003
2020 Q1
2,163
2020 Q2
3,211
2020 Q3
3,540
2020 Q4
4,438
2021 Q1
4,390
2021 Q2
4,611
2021 Q3 (to date)
1,998
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.

  • Facebook is used by 54.3% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • Instagram is used by 53.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • Twitter is used by 21.5% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
Type
Stores
Facebook
27,114
Instagram
26,879
Twitter
10,709
YouTube
9,147
Pinterest
3,553
LinkedIn
1,675
Facebook Group
683
Tiktok
320
Snapchat
214

Contact Information On Shopify Stores In The Sports Category

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

  • 57.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have an email on their website
  • 38.2% of Shopify stores in the Sports category provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
28,635
Phone
19,085

Top Countries For Shopify Stores In The Sports Category

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

  • 59.0% of Shopify stores in the Sports category are in United States
  • 10.4% of Shopify stores in the Sports category are in United Kingdom
  • 8.3% of Shopify stores in the Sports category are in Canada
  • 7.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category are in Australia
Country
Stores
29,465
4,120
3,955
415
364
358

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.

  • 16.2% 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 Mailchimp Shopify app.
  • 11.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have installed the Klaviyo: Email Marketing & SMS 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 249 different technologies that have 182,473 collective installs on Shopify stores in the Sports category.

  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 82.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • Facebook Pixel is used by 50.0% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • Google Analytics is used by 45.6% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.

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

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.

  • 21.1% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 17.2% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell 10 - 24 different products.
  • 13.9% of Shopify stores in the Sports category sell 25 - 49 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
10,546
10 - 24
8,580
25 - 49
6,923
50 - 99
6,578
100 - 249
6,653
250 - 999
5,967
1000 - 4999
2,607
5000 - 9999
337
10000 - 24999
192
25000 - 99999
89

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 24.2% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • The venture theme is used by 11.7% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
  • The brooklyn theme is used by 5.1% of Shopify stores in the Sports category.
Theme Name
Stores
debut
12,094
venture
5,832
brooklyn
2,555
minimal
2,036
impulse
1,887
supply
1,698
simple
1,444
narrative
1,286
boundless
851
motion
778

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.

  • 76.8% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have a .com domain.
  • 4.2% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have a .com.au domain.
  • 4.1% of Shopify stores in the Sports category have a .co.uk domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
38,338
.com.au
2,080
.co.uk
2,037
.ca
1,160
.co
600
.net
589
.co.nz
517
.shop
473
.store
395
.org
316

Top Stores In The Sports Category

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Decathlon
846
2018/06/22
SwimOutlet.com
938
2016/12/30
Campmor
1,604
2020/02/21
Rad Power Bikes
1,674
2017/11/17
Spartan Race
1,694
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
Maine Sport Outfitters
158,413
2021/07/30
Stussi Sport
407,448
2021/07/30
CAPE TOWN SURFING
623,596
2021/07/30
Gene's Aqua Pro
659,006
2021/07/30
Pro Sports Watches
1,585,805
2021/07/30

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