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The State of WACA in 2022

Updated Dec 2 2022

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

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WACA Growth

At present, there are 572 live stores running on the WACA platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running WACA.

  • WACA stores increased 8.0% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q3.
  • WACA stores increased 37% year-over-year in 2022 Q3.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q2
1
2017 Q4
1
2018 Q1
1
2018 Q2
33
2018 Q3
6
2018 Q4
5
2019 Q1
19
2019 Q3
9
2019 Q4
4
2020 Q1
6
2020 Q2
11
2020 Q3
1
2020 Q4
12
2021 Q1
83
2021 Q2
177
2021 Q3
31
2021 Q4
60
2022 Q1
20
2022 Q2
29
2022 Q3
41
2022 Q4 (to date)
16
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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

Social Media Usage On WACA 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 68.9% of WACA stores.
  • Instagram is used by 58.0% of WACA stores.
  • YouTube is used by 17.0% of WACA stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
394
Instagram
332
YouTube
97
Twitter
15
Facebook Group
7
Pinterest
1
LinkedIn
1

Contact Information On WACA 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.

  • 41% of WACA stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 28% of WACA stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
237
Email
163

Top Categories For WACA Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on WACA.

  • 24.5% of WACA stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 14.7% of WACA stores sell Apparel products.
  • 9.3% of WACA stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For WACA Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using WACA.

  • 56.6% of WACA stores are in Taiwan
  • 5.6% of WACA stores are in Ecuador
  • 1.4% of WACA stores are in United States
  • 0.7% of WACA stores are in Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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

Number Of Employees For WACA Stores

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

  • 1.7% of WACA stores have 1 - 9 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
10

Number Of Products Sold For WACA Stores

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

  • 22.7% of WACA stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 18.2% of WACA stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 15.7% of WACA stores sell 10 - 24 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
130
10 - 24
90
25 - 49
87
50 - 99
40
100 - 249
104
250 - 999
44
1000 - 4999
17
5000 - 9999
2
10000 - 24999
6
25000 - 99999
28

Top Technologies on WACA Stores

We're tracking 15 different technologies that have 3,452 collective installs on WACA stores.

  • Google Analytics is used by 100.0% of WACA stores.
  • Google Analytics 4 is used by 100.0% of WACA stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 100.0% of WACA stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By WACA Stores

  • SF Express is used by 2.6% of WACA stores.
  • Fedex is used by 0.3% of WACA stores.
  • DHL is used by 0.2% of WACA stores.

Here are the top 4 shipping carriers across all WACA stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
SF Express
15
Fedex
2
DHL
1
UPS
1

WACA Store Top-level Domain Distribution

Here is the top-level domain distribution for WACA stores.

  • 38.6% of WACA stores have a .com.tw domain.
  • 37.6% of WACA stores have a .com domain.
  • 12.4% of WACA stores have a .tw domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com.tw
221
.com
215
.tw
71
.ec
32
.cc
4
.co
4
.shop
4
.store
4
.asia
3
.net
3

Top WACA Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
模型格納庫HOBBYGARAGE
32,366
2018/05/25
www.parkcat.com.tw
42,991
2021/04/23
萬年東海模型玩具-鋼彈模型.公仔.PVC.轉扭蛋.盒玩.四驅車最新推薦與線上購買
49,597
2018/05/25
www.idodo.com.tw
53,947
2021/02/19
www.dokiitoys.com
82,456
2020/06/19

New WACA Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Camellia 中大尺碼女裝
2,373,757
2022/12/02
Brownsigar
3,776,503
2022/11/25
www.blairenclaire.com
6,278,634
2022/11/25
truenicego薇美購物
7,521,476
2022/11/25
MiMiMoMo
7,856,725
2022/11/25

Stores Switching to WACA From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, WACA has taken 5 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
www.lifestylestaiwan.com
2,782,199
Custom Cart
2022/11/30
BLUE LADY
3,101,049
Cyberbiz
2022/10/10
SHUAI 甩佬城
5,039,550
SHOPLINE
2022/10/24
www.387igo.com
5,482,420
Custom Cart
2022/09/27
www.wannachicken.com
6,977,622
Shopify
2022/11/24

Stores Switching from WACA To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, WACA has lost 7 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
貓夫人 LadyCat
1,687,423
Custom Cart
2022/10/16
New Taiwan Dollar
2,169,250
SHOPLINE
2022/10/10
New Taiwan Dollar
2,302,830
SHOPLINE
2022/10/31
peacefy 純淨清潔|一瓶多用,清潔可以很簡單
2,476,930
Shopify
2022/10/10
New Taiwan Dollar
4,648,026
SHOPLINE
2022/10/16

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