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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 17,085 live stores running on the STORES platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
44
2017 Q2
566
2017 Q3
118
2017 Q4
58
2018 Q1
413
2018 Q2
206
2018 Q3
252
2018 Q4
276
2019 Q1
6,493
2019 Q2
296
2019 Q3
308
2019 Q4
239
2020 Q1
325
2020 Q2
730
2020 Q3
534
2020 Q4
1,561
2021 Q1
2,265
2021 Q2 (to date)
983
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
CANOLA SKATESHOP
61,882
2020/04/24
月刊手紙舎
65,011
2021/04/16
Botanical Holic
73,177
2020/05/29
Ray's Contents Factory
84,540
2018/08/24
UK NATURAL BODYCARE
96,462
2020/02/21

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
HI MOJIMOJI STORE
4,528,709
2021/06/11
The Sign Market
4,530,300
2021/06/11
JIBITA
4,687,045
2021/06/11
ahamchara
5,157,437
2021/06/11
KOJIMADAYO!
5,635,978
2021/06/11

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, STORES has taken 2 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Étoile polaire
3,888,989
Shopify
2021/04/29
_HARRY_
5,175,991
Shopify
2021/04/30

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, STORES has lost 1 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
HIRE.COM
5,804,838
Custom Cart
2021/06/18

Pricing Plan Breakdown

Here is the pricing plan breakdown for stores on STORES.

Pricing Plan
Stores
Unknown
17,085

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
17,085

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.

Type
Stores
Percent
Instagram
8,004
46%
Phone
7,937
46%
Email
7,646
44%
Facebook
6,065
35%
Twitter
4,706
27%
YouTube
592
3%
Facebook Group
10
0%
Tiktok
3
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 10 different technologies that have 59,595 collective installs on STORES stores.

Here are the top 10 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
17,085

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
11,655
.com
2,631
.shop
2,098
.net
691
.live
2
.biz
1
.co.jp
1
.inc
1
.love
1
.or.jp
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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