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The State of WACA in 2022

Updated Jan 21 2022

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

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WACA Growth

At present, there are 497 live stores running on the WACA platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running WACA.

  • WACA stores increased 20.0% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q4.
  • WACA stores increased 373% year-over-year in 2021 Q4.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q2
1
2018 Q1
2
2018 Q2
32
2018 Q3
6
2018 Q4
4
2019 Q1
12
2019 Q2
1
2019 Q3
9
2019 Q4
4
2020 Q1
4
2020 Q2
11
2020 Q3
2
2020 Q4
12
2021 Q1
71
2021 Q2
191
2021 Q3
44
2021 Q4
82
2022 Q1 (to date)
5
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 72.2% of WACA stores.
  • Instagram is used by 58.4% of WACA stores.
  • YouTube is used by 8.0% of WACA stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
359
Instagram
290
YouTube
40
Twitter
13
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.

  • 12% of WACA stores have an email on their website
  • 8% of WACA stores provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
62
Phone
42

Top Categories For WACA Stores

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

  • 23.5% of WACA stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 15.5% of WACA stores sell Apparel products.
  • 10.1% of WACA stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For WACA Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using WACA.

  • 55.5% of WACA stores are in Taiwan
  • 6.6% of WACA stores are in Ecuador
  • 0.6% of WACA stores are in Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • 0.4% of WACA stores are in Malaysia

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.

  • 0.2% of WACA stores have 1 - 9 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
1

Number Of Products Sold For WACA Stores

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

  • 7.2% of WACA stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 5.2% of WACA stores sell 10 - 24 different products.
  • 5.0% of WACA stores sell 25 - 49 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
21
10 - 24
26
25 - 49
25
50 - 99
16
100 - 249
36
250 - 999
12
1000 - 4999
7
5000 - 9999
1
10000 - 24999
3

Top Technologies on WACA Stores

We're tracking 10 different technologies that have 2,013 collective installs on WACA stores.

  • Google Analytics is used by 100.0% of WACA stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 100.0% of WACA stores.
  • Facebook Pixel is used by 78.9% 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 1.8% of WACA stores.
  • Fedex is used by 0.4% of WACA stores.
  • UPS is used by 0.4% of WACA stores.

Here are the top 3 shipping carriers across all WACA stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
SF Express
9
Fedex
2
UPS
2

WACA Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for WACA stores. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only been introduced somewhat recently 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.

  • 39.6% of WACA stores have a .com domain.
  • 36.8% of WACA stores have a .com.tw domain.
  • 11.1% of WACA stores have a .tw domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
197
.com.tw
183
.tw
55
.ec
33
.shop
6
.net
5
.store
4
.cc
3
.co
2
.biz
1

Top WACA Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
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
20,073
2018/05/25
www.idodo.com.tw
22,424
2021/02/19
BHK’s 無瑕机力 官方網站︱台灣保健領導品牌
26,534
2018/05/25
www.parkcat.com.tw
29,688
2021/04/23
www.dokiitoys.com
32,050
2020/06/19

New WACA Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Anqueen安晴家電
2,597,513
2022/01/21
www.starlife-selectshop.com
2,475,769
2022/01/14
www.tenhour1010.com
7,664,508
2022/01/14
www.diamondexperience.com.tw
5,775,932
2022/01/07
www.t-image.tw
6,784,208
2022/01/07

Stores Switching to WACA From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, WACA has taken 3 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.hua-to.tw
1,005,877
Cyberbiz
2021/12/27
www.jofulove.com
2,547,888
EasyStore
2021/11/24
Veg14天天菜
5,993,533
SHOPLINE
2021/11/22

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
木入森Moreson
148,477
Custom Cart
2021/12/06
好石在 A Good Stone
1,282,632
Custom Cart
2021/12/06
New Taiwan Dollar
1,518,891
SHOPLINE
2021/10/31
zheparfume0727
2,415,258
Cyberbiz
2021/12/19
IlGiardino
2,489,693
Custom Cart
2022/01/16

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