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.
At present, there are 14,289 live stores running on the STORES platform.
Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running STORES.
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.
Here are the top stores, powered by STORES, ordered by worldwide store rank.
Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running STORES.
Over the last 90 days, STORES has taken 1 merchants from competitive platforms.
Platform Win Stores
Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.
Pricing Plan Breakdown
Here is the pricing plan breakdown for stores on STORES.
Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on STORES.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Third-party technologies
- Creation date
- Top-level domains
- Domain status
- Domain type
For more insights on STORES stores, create a free account and have a look for yourself.