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The State of Spree Commerce in 2021

Updated Nov 26 2021

Spree Commerce Initially released in 2007, Spree Commerce is an open-source ecommerce platform that can be self-hosted or run on a variety of cloud platforms.

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Spree Commerce usage.

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Spree Commerce Growth

At present, there are 1,837 live stores running on the Spree Commerce platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Spree Commerce.

  • Spree Commerce stores increased 16.1% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • Spree Commerce stores increased 70% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
35
2017 Q2
24
2017 Q3
9
2017 Q4
17
2018 Q1
32
2018 Q2
73
2018 Q3
59
2018 Q4
58
2019 Q1
206
2019 Q2
61
2019 Q3
37
2019 Q4
25
2020 Q1
41
2020 Q2
113
2020 Q3
71
2020 Q4
165
2021 Q1
185
2021 Q2
144
2021 Q3
252
2021 Q4 (to date)
19
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Spree Commerce store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Social Media Usage On Spree Commerce Stores

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.

  • Facebook is used by 46.8% of Spree Commerce stores.
  • Instagram is used by 37.8% of Spree Commerce stores.
  • Twitter is used by 16.1% of Spree Commerce stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
860
Instagram
695
Twitter
296
YouTube
182
LinkedIn
173
Pinterest
95
Facebook Group
16
Tiktok
4
Yelp
3
Snapchat
1

Contact Information On Spree Commerce Stores

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

  • 65% of Spree Commerce stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 51% of Spree Commerce stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
1,198
Email
945

Top Categories For Spree Commerce Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Spree Commerce.

  • 15.6% of Spree Commerce stores sell Health products.
  • 7.2% of Spree Commerce stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 5.4% of Spree Commerce stores sell Apparel products.

Top Countries For Spree Commerce Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Spree Commerce.

  • 28.8% of Spree Commerce stores are in Italy
  • 19.4% of Spree Commerce stores are in United States
  • 3.0% of Spree Commerce stores are in Germany
  • 2.6% of Spree Commerce stores are in France

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

Number Of Employees For Spree Commerce Stores

Here is the breakdown of Spree Commerce stores by the number of employees.

  • 3.2% of Spree Commerce stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 1.4% of Spree Commerce stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 1.0% of Spree Commerce stores have 25 - 49 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
59
10 - 24
25
25 - 49
18
50 - 99
15
100 - 249
4
250 - 999
11
1000 - 4999
1

Number Of Products Sold For Spree Commerce Stores

Here is the breakdown of Spree Commerce stores by the number of products that they sell.

  • 4.7% of Spree Commerce stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 3.4% of Spree Commerce stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 2.5% of Spree Commerce stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
34
10 - 24
16
25 - 49
20
50 - 99
14
100 - 249
62
250 - 999
87
1000 - 4999
46
5000 - 9999
21
10000 - 24999
20
25000 - 99999
14

Top Technologies on Spree Commerce Stores

We're tracking 105 different technologies that have 5,181 collective installs on Spree Commerce stores.

  • Cloudfront CDN is used by 51.6% of Spree Commerce stores.
  • reCAPTCHA is used by 50.9% of Spree Commerce stores.
  • Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce is used by 29.3% of Spree Commerce stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Spree Commerce Stores

  • UPS is used by 7.3% of Spree Commerce stores.
  • USPS is used by 1.7% of Spree Commerce stores.
  • Fedex is used by 1.5% of Spree Commerce stores.

Here are the top 10 shipping carriers across all Spree Commerce stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
134
USPS
32
Fedex
27
Royal Mail
9
DHL
5
Australia Post
5
Correos
4
Correios
4
Delhivery
2
GLS Parcel
2

Spree Commerce Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for Spree Commerce stores. 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.

That said, you'll find stark regional differences in certain countries. In Australia, .com.au is the most common top-level domain with .com a close second. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.

  • 55.9% of Spree Commerce stores have a .com domain.
  • 21.2% of Spree Commerce stores have a .it domain.
  • 2.4% of Spree Commerce stores have a .de domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
1,026
.it
389
.de
44
.fr
41
.ru
37
.eu
21
.net
20
.com.ar
19
.co.uk
18
.org
18

Top Spree Commerce Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by Spree Commerce, ordered by store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Bookshop
460
2019/08/23
Glossier
573
2017/10/27
Huckberry
668
2016/12/30
goop
792
2016/12/30
Five Below
858
2016/12/30

New Spree Commerce Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Bookshop
5,674,141
2021/11/19
EHealthPro
1,824,327
2021/11/12
shop.amicidielsa.org
3,891,807
2021/11/12
Cipolla Ceramiche
4,143,663
2021/11/12
Bookshop
5,674,139
2021/11/12

Stores Switching to Spree Commerce From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Spree Commerce has taken 7 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores

Here are the top stores that have switched to Spree Commerce from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Compari
87,215
Custom Cart
2021/10/28
ExaCall
695,680
Custom Cart
2021/09/07
ASEE Online Store
1,498,119
Custom Cart
2021/09/07
MUXU
3,175,991
Custom Cart
2021/10/23
MILANSTYLE.COM
5,691,134
Custom Cart
2021/10/27

Stores Switching from Spree Commerce To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Spree Commerce has lost 22 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
1
1

Here are the top Spree Commerce stores that have recently changed to a competitive platform.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Underwear Expert
32,036
Custom Cart
2021/11/03
WunderWelt
33,953
Shopify
2021/09/23
Compari
86,617
Custom Cart
2021/10/15
Compari
87,049
Custom Cart
2021/11/24
Compari
94,315
Custom Cart
2021/10/28

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