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The State of WACA in 2022

Updated Jul 1 2022

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

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WACA Growth

At present, there are 560 live stores running on the WACA platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running WACA.

  • WACA stores increased 7.7% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q2.
  • WACA stores increased 52% year-over-year in 2022 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q2
1
2017 Q4
1
2018 Q1
2
2018 Q2
30
2018 Q3
6
2018 Q4
3
2019 Q1
15
2019 Q2
2
2019 Q3
8
2019 Q4
3
2020 Q1
6
2020 Q2
12
2020 Q3
1
2020 Q4
13
2021 Q1
81
2021 Q2
178
2021 Q3
44
2021 Q4
77
2022 Q1
30
2022 Q2
40
2022 Q3 (to date)
1
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 68.8% of WACA stores.
  • Instagram is used by 59.5% of WACA stores.
  • YouTube is used by 12.1% of WACA stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
385
Instagram
333
YouTube
68
Twitter
13
Facebook Group
6
Pinterest
2
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.

  • 42% of WACA stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 29% of WACA stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
237
Email
160

Top Categories For WACA Stores

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

  • 23.9% of WACA stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 14.6% of WACA stores sell Apparel products.
  • 9.8% of WACA stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For WACA Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using WACA.

  • 58.9% of WACA stores are in Taiwan
  • 5.5% of WACA stores are in Ecuador
  • 0.7% of WACA stores are in Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • 0.4% of WACA stores are in United States

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.

  • 1.4% of WACA stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.2% of WACA stores have 100 - 249 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
8
100 - 249
1

Number Of Products Sold For WACA Stores

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

  • 16.8% of WACA stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 14.6% of WACA stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 12.5% of WACA stores sell 10 - 24 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
82
10 - 24
70
25 - 49
65
50 - 99
39
100 - 249
94
250 - 999
37
1000 - 4999
17
5000 - 9999
2
10000 - 24999
3
25000 - 99999
9

Top Technologies on WACA Stores

We're tracking 15 different technologies that have 2,567 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.
  • Cloudfront CDN is used by 85.7% 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 2.0% of WACA stores.
  • Fedex is used by 0.4% of WACA stores.

Here are the top 2 shipping carriers across all WACA stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
SF Express
11
Fedex
2

WACA Store Top-level Domain Distribution

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

  • 40.5% of WACA stores have a .com.tw domain.
  • 37.3% of WACA stores have a .com domain.
  • 11.4% of WACA stores have a .tw domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com.tw
227
.com
209
.tw
64
.ec
31
.cc
4
.co
4
.net
4
.store
4
.shop
3
.asia
2

Top WACA Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.parkcat.com.tw
24,468
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
27,787
2018/05/25
BHK’s 無瑕机力 官方網站︱台灣保健領導品牌
33,737
2018/05/25
www.dokiitoys.com
46,634
2020/06/19
模型格納庫HOBBYGARAGE
48,031
2018/05/25

New WACA Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Tim's kitchen 提姆廚房
2,529,813
2022/07/01
www.afish.com.tw
3,956,400
2022/06/24
www.keelungcome.tw
5,031,971
2022/06/24
www.dawanseafood.com.tw
5,133,087
2022/06/24
www.minyao.com.tw
5,518,889
2022/06/24

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
fomico
803,177
SHOPLINE
2022/05/23
www.hery.com.tw
2,054,940
WooCommerce
2022/06/08
LEILASHAW
2,778,254
meepShop
2022/05/29
kiviiibonjour
2,786,921
SHOPLINE
2022/06/06
Fooki Coffee Roasters
6,689,332
Shopify
2022/05/24

Stores Switching from WACA To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, WACA has lost 10 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
唐緹TARTINE
566,277
Cyberbiz
2022/06/26
www.guppy.com.tw
1,228,240
Custom Cart
2022/05/29
New Taiwan Dollar
1,813,270
SHOPLINE
2022/05/02
RFS�動所需
2,059,702
Cyberbiz
2022/06/26
mrtfoods
2,067,316
Cyberbiz
2022/04/11

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