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The State of Zid in 2022

Updated Sep 16 2022

Based in Saudi Arabia, Zid is an ecommerce in a box - solution that any retailer can use to start their eRetail. Zid helps them to build their own eStores (with their own name and identity) and integrates them with the supply chain players to enable them to manage and with ease.

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Zid usage.

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Zid Growth

At present, there are 4,027 live stores running on the Zid platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Zid.

  • Zid stores increased 18.3% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q2.
  • Zid stores increased 54% year-over-year in 2022 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
10
2017 Q2
41
2017 Q3
17
2017 Q4
17
2018 Q1
40
2018 Q2
45
2018 Q3
38
2018 Q4
33
2019 Q1
43
2019 Q2
35
2019 Q3
25
2019 Q4
30
2020 Q1
53
2020 Q2
54
2020 Q3
65
2020 Q4
207
2021 Q1
1,094
2021 Q2
366
2021 Q3
105
2021 Q4
213
2022 Q1
357
2022 Q2
539
2022 Q3 (to date)
549
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Zid store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Social Media Usage On Zid Stores

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.

  • Instagram is used by 28.4% of Zid stores.
  • Twitter is used by 16.9% of Zid stores.
  • Snapchat is used by 16.8% of Zid stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
1,144
Twitter
680
Snapchat
675
Facebook
266
Tiktok
155
LinkedIn
8
Pinterest
3
YouTube
2

Contact Information On Zid Stores

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

  • 6% of Zid stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 4% of Zid stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
241
Email
167

Top Categories For Zid Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Zid.

  • 14.3% of Zid stores sell Beauty & Fitness products.
  • 9.4% of Zid stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 8.6% of Zid stores sell Apparel products.

Top Countries For Zid Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Zid.

  • 87.6% of Zid stores are in Saudi Arabia
  • 10.6% of Zid stores are in United States
  • 0.7% of Zid stores are in United Arab Emirates
  • 0.6% of Zid stores are in Oman

With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.

Number Of Employees For Zid Stores

Here is the breakdown of Zid stores by the number of employees.

  • 0.2% of Zid stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% of Zid stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.1% of Zid stores have 100 - 249 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
6
10 - 24
10
25 - 49
1
50 - 99
2
100 - 249
3
250 - 999
1
1000 - 4999
2

Number Of Products Sold For Zid Stores

Here is the breakdown of Zid stores by the number of products that they sell.

  • 18.8% of Zid stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 9.0% of Zid stores sell 10 - 24 different products.
  • 8.5% of Zid stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
759
10 - 24
362
25 - 49
328
50 - 99
71
100 - 249
342
250 - 999
235
1000 - 4999
42
5000 - 9999
6
10000 - 24999
2
25000 - 99999
4

Top Technologies on Zid Stores

We're tracking 32 different technologies that have 21,046 collective installs on Zid stores.

  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 99.7% of Zid stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 99.7% of Zid stores.
  • Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce is used by 99.5% of Zid stores.

Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Zid stores.

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Zid Stores

  • Fedex is used by 0.1% of Zid stores.
  • Aramex is used by 0.1% of Zid stores.
  • UPS is used by 0.0% of Zid stores.

Here are the top 3 shipping carriers across all Zid stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Fedex
5
Aramex
3
UPS
1

Zid Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for Zid stores. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only been introduced somewhat recently and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

That said, you'll find stark regional differences in certain countries. In Australia, .com.au is the most common top-level domain with .com a close second. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.

  • 82.8% of Zid stores have a .com domain.
  • 5.8% of Zid stores have a .sa domain.
  • 3.2% of Zid stores have a .net domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
3,334
.sa
235
.net
128
.com.sa
89
.store
54
.org.sa
50
.co
33
.org
22
.shop
21
.online
14

Top Zid Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by Zid, ordered by store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
ppowerstore.com
49,820
2017/06/30
altamimitex.net
65,642
2021/02/19
clarahair.com
66,836
2020/01/03
weraqh.com
68,541
2021/02/19
elfalehsports.com
68,766
2020/10/16

New Zid Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
CONFUSED
5,392,504
2022/09/16
Royal Gallery
5,639,092
2022/09/16
Ulefone
5,869,415
2022/09/16
TheOceans
6,422,858
2022/09/16
BeautyMirror
6,449,817
2022/09/16

Stores Switching to Zid From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Zid has taken 32 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Here are the top stores that have switched to Zid from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
atharna
734,496
Shopify
2022/07/28
DUVET
878,405
Magento
2022/09/13
benzollubricant.com
937,542
Salla
2022/08/08
SPORT CAR KSA
938,875
Custom Cart
2022/07/20
s7abh.com
2,164,674
OpenCart
2022/07/04

Stores Switching from Zid To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Zid has lost 12 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
4
1

Here are the top Zid stores that have recently changed to a competitive platform.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Alhalqa
3,572,760
Custom Cart
2022/09/12
smileperfumes.com
3,991,871
WooCommerce
2022/07/19
to Rkiza
4,333,557
Magento
2022/07/19
HEMEZ
4,807,474
Salla
2022/08/15
thamaneen.com
4,921,932
Shopify
2022/08/15

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