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WooCommerce Stores in South Africa

Updated Sep 17 2021

There are 29,795 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 2.0% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q2.
  • WooCommerce stores in South Africa increased 18% year-over-year in 2021 Q2.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
222
2017 Q2
401
2017 Q3
286
2017 Q4
179
2018 Q1
501
2018 Q2
8,076
2018 Q3
1,523
2018 Q4
1,370
2019 Q1
1,917
2019 Q2
1,563
2019 Q3
1,657
2019 Q4
1,444
2020 Q1
1,487
2020 Q2
1,497
2020 Q3
1,030
2020 Q4
1,867
2021 Q1
1,010
2021 Q2
564
2021 Q3 (to date)
358
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 South Africa

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

  • 14.0% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa sell Home & Garden products.
  • 9.2% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa sell Business & Industrial products.
  • 8.7% 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 58.4% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
  • Instagram is used by 40.1% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
  • Twitter is used by 21.1% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
Type
Stores
Facebook
17,414
Instagram
11,956
Twitter
6,296
YouTube
3,468
LinkedIn
2,701
Pinterest
533
Facebook Group
377
Tiktok
60

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.

  • 68% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have an email on their website
  • 41% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
20,219
Phone
12,302

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.

  • 3,464 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Gauteng.
  • 2,621 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Western Cape.
  • 726 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.

  • 2,148 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Cape Town.
  • 1,511 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Johannesburg.
  • 631 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Pretoria.

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

  • 0.3% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.2% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have 25 - 49 employees.

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

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
80
10 - 24
47
25 - 49
38
50 - 99
25
100 - 249
21
250 - 999
8
1000 - 4999
2

Top Shipping Carriers For WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

  • 1.8% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa ship by UPS.
  • 0.2% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa ship by Fedex.
  • 0.1% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa ship by USPS.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
526
Fedex
53
USPS
31
Aramex
23
DHL
14
DSV
6
China Post
2
TNT
2
Canada Post
1
Royal Mail
1

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.

  • 83.7% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have a .co.za domain.
  • 11.8% 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
24,924
.com
3,508
.org.za
455
.org
224
.net
118
.africa
108
.co
57
.online
47
.store
31
.shop
24

Top WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
The Citizen
www.citizen.co.za
27,477
2018/03/16
Moneyweb
www.moneyweb.co.za
29,061
2016/12/30
Writers Write
www.writerswrite.co.za
29,518
2019/11/01
MANCOSA
www.mancosa.co.za
36,005
2018/12/14
Autochartist
www.autochartist.com
36,889
2018/09/14

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