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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 15,622 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
583
2017 Q3
124
2017 Q4
58
2018 Q1
419
2018 Q2
202
2018 Q3
247
2018 Q4
278
2019 Q1
6,551
2019 Q2
302
2019 Q3
302
2019 Q4
223
2020 Q1
304
2020 Q2
688
2020 Q3
459
2020 Q4
1,480
2021 Q1
1,905
2021 Q2 (to date)
6
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
UK NATURAL BODYCARE
51,047
2020/02/21
CANOLA SKATESHOP
65,493
2020/04/24
Ray's Contents Factory
72,604
2018/08/24
Botanical Holic
77,131
2020/05/29
nocoffee
93,538
2016/12/30

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
開運アロマ ROCOCO
4,386,499
2021/04/16
十誡 オンラインストア
4,582,614
2021/04/16
Bagel & Scone ハレ
4,769,701
2021/04/16
根本製作所
3,941,895
2021/04/09
PANTOGRAPH
4,445,288
2021/04/09

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
Cherie mimi
2,208,168
BASE
2021/01/23

Pricing Plan Breakdown

Here is the pricing plan breakdown for stores on STORES.

Pricing Plan
Stores
Unknown
15,622

Category Breakdown

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

Employee Breakdown

Here is the breakdown of STORES stores by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
10,602

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
15,622

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
LinkedIn
10,602
67%
Phone
7,346
47%
Instagram
7,309
46%
Email
6,950
44%
Facebook
5,679
36%
Twitter
4,227
27%
YouTube
393
2%
Facebook Group
4
0%
Pinterest
4
0%
Tiktok
1
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 8 different technologies that have 38,589 collective installs on STORES stores.

Here are the top 8 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
15,622

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
10,607
.com
2,461
.shop
1,881
.net
664
.live
2
.biz
1
.co.jp
1
.inc
1
.love
1
.run
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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