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WooCommerce Stores in South Africa

Updated Feb 16 2024

There are 52,861 live WooCommerce stores in South Africa.

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

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WooCommerce Growth in South Africa

  • WooCommerce stores in South Africa increased 11.6% quarter-over-quarter in 2023 Q4.
  • WooCommerce stores in South Africa increased 53% year-over-year in 2023 Q4.

Here is WooCommerce's quarter-over-quarter growth in South Africa.

Quarter
Active Stores
2020 Q1
18,411
2020 Q2
19,853
2020 Q3
22,318
2020 Q4
9,790
2021 Q1
28,064
2021 Q2
29,140
2021 Q3
29,799
2021 Q4
31,012
2022 Q1
32,645
2022 Q2
33,505
2022 Q3
34,749
2022 Q4
33,106
2023 Q1
32,931
2023 Q2
39,686
2023 Q3
47,820
2023 Q4
51,426
2024 Q1 (to date)
52,861
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 South Africa

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for WooCommerce stores in South Africa.

  • 12.8% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa sell Home & Garden products.
  • 9.9% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa sell Business & Industrial products.
  • 8.1% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa sell Apparel products.

Social Media Usage On WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

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 49.1% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
  • Instagram is used by 39.4% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
  • Twitter is used by 12.7% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
Type
Stores
Facebook
25,943
Instagram
20,812
Twitter
6,693
YouTube
5,052
LinkedIn
4,714
WhatsApp
2,550
Tiktok
1,431
Facebook Group
593

Contact Information On WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

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

  • 72% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa provide a phone number on their website
  • 67% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
38,018
Email
35,449

Provinces With The Most WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

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

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

  • 2,778 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Gauteng.
  • 2,023 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Western Cape.
  • 633 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in KwaZulu-Natal.

Cities With The Most WooCommerce Stores in South Africa

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

  • 47,095 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Unknown.
  • 1,581 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Cape Town.
  • 1,159 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Johannesburg.

Top WooCommerce Apps in South Africa

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

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 South Africa

  • 98.1% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have Unknown employees.
  • 0.6% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have 10 - 24 employees.

Here is the breakdown of WooCommerce stores in South Africa by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
Unknown
51,834
1 - 9
330
10 - 24
201
25 - 49
146
50 - 99
118
100 - 249
100
250 - 999
83
1000 - 4999
36
5000+
13

Top Shipping Carriers For WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

  • 1.3% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa ship by UPS.
  • 0.4% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa ship by Fastway.
  • 0.3% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa ship by Fedex.

Here are the top shipping carriers for WooCommerce stores in South Africa.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
672
Fastway
186
Fedex
162
USPS
63
Aramex
38
DHL
31
DSV
21
Royal Mail
17
DPD
5
ORLEN
4

Top-level Domain Distribution For WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

.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.

  • 88.0% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have a .co.za domain.
  • 7.9% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have a .com domain.
  • 1.5% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have a .org.za domain.

Here is the top-level domain distribution for WooCommerce stores in South Africa.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.co.za
46,494
.com
4,202
.org.za
791
.org
303
.africa
179
.net
118
.za.com
106
.online
102
.co
70
.store
58

Top WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

Here are the top stores in South Africa ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Writers Write
2,388
2019/11/01
Cape Town Tourism
3,656
2021/02/05
Moneyweb
6,549
2016/12/30
mg.co.za
6,662
2016/12/30
www.environskincare.com
17,924
2019/11/22

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