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The State of Zid in 2021

Updated Nov 19 2021

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 2,319 live stores running on the Zid platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Zid.

  • Zid stores increased 4.2% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • Zid stores increased 375% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
11
2017 Q2
29
2017 Q3
16
2017 Q4
11
2018 Q1
28
2018 Q2
28
2018 Q3
28
2018 Q4
28
2019 Q1
31
2019 Q2
30
2019 Q3
17
2019 Q4
31
2020 Q1
44
2020 Q2
57
2020 Q3
36
2020 Q4
197
2021 Q1
1,072
2021 Q2
373
2021 Q3
88
2021 Q4 (to date)
128
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.

  • LinkedIn is used by 0.1% of Zid stores.
Type
Stores
LinkedIn
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.

  • 0% of Zid stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Email
5

Top Categories For Zid Stores

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

  • 16.2% of Zid stores sell Beauty & Fitness products.
  • 12.7% of Zid stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 8.5% of Zid stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For Zid Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Zid.

  • 88.0% of Zid stores are in Saudi Arabia
  • 10.3% of Zid stores are in United States
  • 0.7% of Zid stores are in Oman
  • 0.5% of Zid stores are in United Arab Emirates

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.

  • 0.1% of Zid stores have 1 - 9 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
2

Number Of Products Sold For Zid Stores

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

  • 2.7% of Zid stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 2.6% of Zid stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 2.3% of Zid stores sell 25 - 49 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
63
10 - 24
49
25 - 49
53
50 - 99
10
100 - 249
61
250 - 999
45
1000 - 4999
12
5000 - 9999
1
25000 - 99999
1

Top Technologies on Zid Stores

We're tracking 19 different technologies that have 10,475 collective installs on Zid stores.

  • Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce is used by 99.1% of Zid stores.
  • Google Analytics is used by 97.1% of Zid stores.
  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 96.6% 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

  • UPS is used by 0.1% of Zid stores.

Here are the top 1 shipping carriers across all Zid stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
2

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.

  • 82.2% of Zid stores have a .com domain.
  • 5.6% of Zid stores have a .sa domain.
  • 3.9% of Zid stores have a .net domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
1,907
.sa
130
.net
90
.com.sa
68
.store
45
.co
16
.online
11
.shop
9
.ae
7
.cafe
4

Top Zid Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
كلارا
49,856
2020/01/03
بيت الرياضة الفالح
62,591
2020/10/16
altamimitex.net
75,515
2021/02/19
alwastta.com
75,531
2021/02/19
مكتبة روازن
77,955
2020/12/25

New Zid Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
bluetea.sa
928,723
2021/11/19
marphiksa.com
2,569,400
2021/11/19
قطوف العجوة
7,784,206
2021/11/19
OFFSIGHT®
8,215,114
2021/11/19
متجر الحيوان
9,020,301
2021/11/19

Stores Switching to Zid From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Zid has taken 30 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores
3
3

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Zadna
1,329,256
WooCommerce
2021/09/06
Alowaid Honey
1,363,143
Custom Cart
2021/10/14
كافا ستور
1,546,165
WooCommerce
2021/10/07
wowtlet-sa.com
1,669,557
Custom Cart
2021/11/16
متجر جلي رش
1,728,508
Custom Cart
2021/10/29

Stores Switching from Zid To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Zid has lost 102 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
11

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
lightstation.shop
78,103
Custom Cart
2021/11/09
دخون الإماراتية
156,768
Custom Cart
2021/10/05
مارشيه عناية وتجميل وعطور
249,874
Custom Cart
2021/11/16
متجر اوبشن option store
415,410
Custom Cart
2021/11/16
مستورد ومخفض
989,404
Custom Cart
2021/11/16

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