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WooCommerce Stores in the United Kingdom

Updated Nov 26 2021

There are 151,527 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 3.9% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom increased 36% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
1,679
2017 Q2
2,470
2017 Q3
1,637
2017 Q4
1,041
2018 Q1
2,917
2018 Q2
19,555
2018 Q3
6,168
2018 Q4
5,858
2019 Q1
11,668
2019 Q2
5,965
2019 Q3
5,868
2019 Q4
5,752
2020 Q1
9,091
2020 Q2
8,450
2020 Q3
5,522
2020 Q4
11,463
2021 Q1
13,314
2021 Q2
9,114
2021 Q3
5,590
2021 Q4 (to date)
3,482
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.

Top Categories For WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

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

  • 14.2% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom sell Home & Garden products.
  • 9.1% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom sell Food & Drink products.
  • 8.1% 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 56.3% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Instagram is used by 41.8% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.
  • Twitter is used by 35.8% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom.
Type
Stores
Facebook
85,358
Instagram
63,368
Twitter
54,319
YouTube
19,613
LinkedIn
15,004
Pinterest
10,515
Facebook Group
2,800
Tiktok
713

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.

  • 61% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have an email on their website
  • 39% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
91,732
Phone
58,486

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.

  • 40,491 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in England.
  • 3,049 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in Scotland.
  • 1,610 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in Wales.
Country
Stores
40,491
3,049
1,610

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.

  • 113,249 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in Unknown.
  • 10,347 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in London.
  • 1,216 WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom are based in Manchester.
City
Stores
113,249
10,347
1,216
598
551
509
470
438
353
308
289
272

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

  • 0.4% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.2% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have 25 - 49 employees.

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

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
660
10 - 24
345
25 - 49
178
50 - 99
100
100 - 249
42
250 - 999
32
1000 - 4999
16
5000+
2

Top Shipping Carriers For WooCommerce Stores In the United Kingdom

  • 9.4% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom ship by Royal Mail.
  • 2.7% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom ship by UPS.
  • 0.7% 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
14,319
UPS
4,120
Fedex
985
USPS
828
DHL
90
Australia Post
37
Canada Post
33
DPD
33
TNT
31
China Post
26

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.

  • 69.6% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have a .co.uk domain.
  • 21.0% of WooCommerce stores in the United Kingdom have a .com domain.
  • 2.8% 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
105,426
.com
31,763
.uk
4,284
.org.uk
3,730
.org
1,717
.net
830
.co
381
.uk.com
246
.london
238
.shop
213

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
Amnesty International
17,935
2016/12/30
Singletrack Magazine
18,562
2016/12/30
TeachMeAnatomy
19,918
2017/09/29
UnHerd
20,130
2017/09/29
Alphafoodie
21,529
2018/06/15

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