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WooCommerce Stores in South Africa

Updated Jan 21 2022

There are 31,393 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 1.5% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q4.
  • WooCommerce stores in South Africa increased 12% year-over-year in 2021 Q4.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
222
2017 Q2
383
2017 Q3
279
2017 Q4
180
2018 Q1
478
2018 Q2
8,042
2018 Q3
1,477
2018 Q4
1,331
2019 Q1
1,887
2019 Q2
1,545
2019 Q3
1,639
2019 Q4
1,434
2020 Q1
1,479
2020 Q2
1,545
2020 Q3
1,078
2020 Q4
2,059
2021 Q1
1,346
2021 Q2
900
2021 Q3
704
2021 Q4
460
2022 Q1 (to date)
51
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.

  • 13.9% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa sell Home & Garden products.
  • 9.4% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa sell Business & Industrial products.
  • 8.6% 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 59.7% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
  • Instagram is used by 40.3% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
  • Twitter is used by 19.9% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa.
Type
Stores
Facebook
18,738
Instagram
12,638
Twitter
6,261
YouTube
3,610
LinkedIn
2,884
Pinterest
525
Facebook Group
375
Tiktok
106

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
  • 54% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
21,401
Phone
17,043

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.

  • 3,366 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Gauteng.
  • 2,531 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Western Cape.
  • 702 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.

  • 24,406 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Unknown.
  • 2,058 WooCommerce stores in South Africa are based in Cape Town.
  • 1,484 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

  • 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
89
10 - 24
64
25 - 49
36
50 - 99
31
100 - 249
25
250 - 999
13
1000 - 4999
1

Top Shipping Carriers For WooCommerce Stores In South Africa

  • 2.8% 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
880
Fastway
118
Fedex
82
USPS
47
Aramex
29
DHL
20
Royal Mail
16
DSV
7
China Post
3
Canada Post
2

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.

  • 83.3% of WooCommerce stores in South Africa have a .co.za domain.
  • 12.0% 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
26,153
.com
3,773
.org.za
478
.org
232
.africa
131
.net
113
.online
65
.co
57
.store
43
.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
Moneyweb
18,031
2016/12/30
Writers Write
19,580
2019/11/01
Defy Appliances
23,514
2016/12/30
Create A Logo Online
24,959
2017/01/27
WordPress.com Courses
26,835
2019/04/12

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