The State of STORES

STORES is an ecommerce platform, based in Japan, aimed at small businesses, allowing them to create online stores in a matter of minutes.

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 14,289 live stores running on the STORES platform.

Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running STORES.

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
48
2017 Q2
605
2017 Q3
129
2017 Q4
61
2018 Q1
442
2018 Q2
216
2018 Q3
254
2018 Q4
283
2019 Q1
7,161
2019 Q2
301
2019 Q3
299
2019 Q4
207
2020 Q1
288
2020 Q2
621
2020 Q3
359
2020 Q4
1,390
2021 Q1 (to date)
38
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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

Top Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by STORES, ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
MORTAR.TOKYO
15,279
2019/11/08
CANOLA SKATESHOP
56,517
2020/04/24
UK NATURAL BODYCARE
69,989
2020/02/21
Ray's Contents Factory
75,383
2018/08/24
Botanical Holic
77,440
2020/05/29

New Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running STORES.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
OKINAWAMADE™️STORE
2,066,702
2021/01/08
wazakka
4,296,556
2021/01/08
Hashimotoya
4,458,286
2021/01/08
葵ノ商店
1,821,863
2021/01/01
メビウス オンラインストア
1,831,793
2021/01/01

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, STORES has taken 1 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
1

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
merrylatte
3,983,827
BASE
2020/12/28

Pricing Plan Breakdown

Here is the pricing plan breakdown for stores on STORES.

Pricing Plan
Stores
Unknown
14,289

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on STORES.

Country Breakdown

The largest part of STORES's install base is within the United States, but they have a solid presence within the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia as well.

Country
Stores
13,256

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

Social Media and Contact Info

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have significant presence within the STORES install base, with Facebook and Instagram especially showing quite strongly.

As expected, email remains an extremely popular communication channel with the majority of STORES stores providing an email address for customer communication.

Type
Stores
Percent
Instagram
5,323
37%
Phone
5,280
36%
Email
5,057
35%
Facebook
4,305
30%
Twitter
2,474
17%
YouTube
82
0%
Pinterest
3
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many STORES merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the STORES App Store. We're tracking 7 different technologies that have 28,129 collective installs on STORES stores.

Here are the top 7 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all STORES stores.

Themes

STORES has an active and extension theme store. Merchants using STORES can use one of those pre-built theme or develop their own custom theme to meet their needs. We're currently tracking over 1 different STORES themes. Here are the top themes.

Theme Name
Stores
Unknown
14,289

Top-level Domain Distribution

The vast majority of STORES stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only recently been introduced 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.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.jp
9,617
.com
2,337
.shop
1,680
.net
649
.biz
1
.inc
1
.live
1
.love
1
.run
1
.website
1

Get more insights on STORES stores

Our search interface is easy to use and helps you find the STORES stores that are relevant to you.

You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

  • Social Media accounts
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
  • Platform
  • Top-level domains
  • Domain status
  • Domain type
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