The State of WooCommerce
WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce platform designed for small to large-sized merchants. WooCommerce runs on the WordPress platform. It was originally released in 2011 and has a diverse ecosystem of developers that have created plugins which merchants can use to customize their store.
Because WooCommerce hosting is decentralized, it is a little more difficult to identify all merchants using WooCommerce. At present, we are aware of 1,442,798 live stores running on the WooCommerce platform.
Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running WooCommerce.
Cumulative Stores by Quarter
It's hard to know exactly when a WooCommerce 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 WooCommerce, ordered by worldwide store rank.
WooCommerce continues to add high-ranking stores every week. Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.
Over the last 90 days, WooCommerce has taken 7,481 merchants from competitive platforms.
Platform Win Stores
Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.
Over the last 90 days, WooCommerce has lost 2,329 merchants to competitive platforms.
Platform Loss Stores
Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.
Top WooCommerce Apps
There are 425 apps in the WooCommerce Extension Store.
Here are the top 10 apps, ordered by number of installs, across all WooCommerce stores.
This list is not representative of all WooCommerce apps since we are only able to detect a subset of app installs. Fortunately, many of the most popular apps can be detected. At present, we are tracking 295,384 installs for 43 different apps.
With a paid account on Store Leads, you'll be able to see which stores have installed specific apps.
Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on WooCommerce.
Here is the breakdown of WooCommerce stores by the number of employees.
The largest part of WooCommerce'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 and Instagram have significant presence within the WooCommerce install base, with Instagram especially showing quite strongly.
Email remains an extremely popular communication channel with the majority of WooCommerce stores providing an email address for customer communication.
Perhaps most surprisingly, almost 40% of WooCommerce stores provide a phone number. This is significantly more than merchants on the Shopify platform.
Many WooCommerce merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the WooCommerce App Store. We're tracking 132 different technologies that have 2,363,053 collective installs on WooCommerce stores.
Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all WooCommerce stores.
Top-level Domain Distribution
The vast majority of WooCommerce 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. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.
Get more insights on WooCommerce stores
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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 state
- Domain type
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