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WooCommerce Stores in the United Kingdom

Updated Feb 16 2024

There are 182,430 live WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.

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WooCommerce Growth in the United Kingdom

  • WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom increased 8.6% quarter-over-quarter in 2023 Q4.
  • WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom increased 45% year-over-year in 2023 Q4.

Here is WooCommerce's quarter-over-quarter growth in the United Kingdom.

Quarter
Active Stores
2020 Q1
79,484
2020 Q2
87,680
2020 Q3
95,273
2020 Q4
99,079
2021 Q1
106,530
2021 Q2
130,273
2021 Q3
143,348
2021 Q4
155,904
2022 Q1
165,694
2022 Q2
171,342
2022 Q3
176,843
2022 Q4
176,017
2023 Q1
177,992
2023 Q2
178,973
2023 Q3
180,191
2023 Q4
182,029
2024 Q1 (to date)
182,430
Active Stores by Quarter

Note: the store counts displayed in this section are based on actual historical store counts.

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.

Top Categories For WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.

  • 13.8% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom sell Home & Garden products.
  • 7.8% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom sell Food & Drink products.
  • 7.0% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom sell Apparel products.

Social Media Usage On WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

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 51.1% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Instagram is used by 43.3% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Twitter is used by 28.7% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.
Type
Stores
Facebook
93,196
Instagram
79,033
Twitter
52,316
YouTube
23,630
LinkedIn
20,851
Pinterest
10,995
Tiktok
5,536
Facebook Group
3,567

Contact Information On WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 65% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom provide a phone number on their website
  • 62% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
118,528
Email
112,944

Countries With The Most WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

It's relatively easy to identify the country in which an ecommerce store operates. However, very few ecommerce stores provide a location to the country-level or city-level and even fewer provide a street address.

Here is the country distribution of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 37,167 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in England.
  • 2,816 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in Scotland.
  • 1,556 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in Wales.
Country
Stores
37,167
2,816
1,556
2

Cities With The Most WooCommerce Stores in the United Kingdom

Here is the city distribution of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 148,291 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in Unknown.
  • 8,220 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in London.
  • 961 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in Manchester.
City
Stores
148,291
8,220
502
465
408
387
367
300
241
238
227

Top WooCommerce Apps in the United Kingdom

Here are the top 10 apps, ordered by number of installs, across all WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.

With a paid account on Store Leads, you'll be able to see which stores have installed specific apps. You can also see when specific apps were installed (or uninstalled) by each store.

Number of Employees for WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom

  • 97.3% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have Unknown employees.
  • 1.5% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.5% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have 10 - 24 employees.

Here is the breakdown of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
Unknown
177,446
1 - 9
2,713
10 - 24
975
25 - 49
541
50 - 99
283
100 - 249
237
250 - 999
133
1000 - 4999
86
5000+
16

Top Shipping Carriers For WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

  • 9.2% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom ship by Royal Mail.
  • 1.6% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom ship by UPS.
  • 1.0% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom ship by Fedex.

Here are the top shipping carriers for WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Royal Mail
16,856
UPS
2,922
Fedex
1,816
USPS
1,125
DHL
153
Canada Post
71
Australia Post
51
China Post
44
Correos
43
TNT
37

Top-level Domain Distribution For WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

.com is the most common top-level domain, by far, for world-wide WooCommerce stores. Some countries have been faster than others to adopt alternate (such as country-specific) top-level domains.

  • 67.4% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have a .co.uk domain.
  • 21.4% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have a .com domain.
  • 3.8% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have a .uk domain.

Here is the top-level domain distribution for WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.co.uk
122,903
.com
38,952
.uk
6,914
.org.uk
4,496
.org
2,191
.net
990
.shop
900
.co
531
.uk.com
339
.store
315

Top WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

Here are the top stores in the United Kingdom ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Days Of The Year
329
2016/12/30
Amnesty International
456
2016/12/30
Marathon Handbook
861
2017/04/28
Winsor & Newton
1,675
2020/06/26
This Is Anfield
1,721
2016/12/30

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