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The State of Zid in 2023

Updated Jan 27 2023

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 3,903 live stores running on the Zid platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Zid.

  • Zid stores increased 14.9% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q4.
  • Zid stores increased 73% year-over-year in 2022 Q4.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
7
2017 Q2
31
2017 Q3
14
2017 Q4
12
2018 Q1
33
2018 Q2
40
2018 Q3
29
2018 Q4
28
2019 Q1
38
2019 Q2
35
2019 Q3
21
2019 Q4
32
2020 Q1
36
2020 Q2
42
2020 Q3
62
2020 Q4
180
2021 Q1
862
2021 Q2
307
2021 Q3
86
2021 Q4
159
2022 Q1
247
2022 Q2
388
2022 Q3
432
2022 Q4
473
2023 Q1 (to date)
260
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 42.5% of Zid stores.
  • Snapchat is used by 24.0% of Zid stores.
  • Twitter is used by 20.5% of Zid stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
1,657
Snapchat
937
Twitter
799
Tiktok
462
Facebook
371
LinkedIn
15
YouTube
5
Pinterest
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.

  • 9% of Zid stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 6% of Zid stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
353
Email
244
WhatsApp
82

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.
  • 10.0% of Zid stores sell Apparel products.
  • 9.4% of Zid stores sell Food & Drink products.

Top Countries For Zid Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Zid.

  • 88.0% of Zid stores are in Saudi Arabia
  • 10.1% of Zid stores are in United States
  • 0.7% of Zid stores are in United Arab Emirates
  • 0.7% 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.

  • 0.3% of Zid stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.2% of Zid stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% of Zid stores have 100 - 249 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
10
10 - 24
8
25 - 49
1
50 - 99
2
100 - 249
4
250 - 999
2

Number Of Products Sold For Zid Stores

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

  • 35.0% of Zid stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 12.7% of Zid stores sell 10 - 24 different products.
  • 10.7% of Zid stores sell 25 - 49 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
1,365
10 - 24
496
25 - 49
416
50 - 99
90
100 - 249
403
250 - 999
259
1000 - 4999
60
5000 - 9999
8
10000 - 24999
3
25000 - 99999
3

Top Technologies on Zid Stores

We're tracking 38 different technologies that have 22,281 collective installs on Zid stores.

  • Google Tag Manager is used by 99.8% of Zid stores.
  • Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce is used by 99.7% of Zid stores.
  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 99.6% 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

  • Fedex is used by 0.2% of Zid stores.
  • USPS is used by 0.1% of Zid stores.
  • Aramex is used by 0.1% of Zid stores.

Here are the top 6 shipping carriers across all Zid stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Fedex
7
USPS
5
Aramex
4
UPS
2
DHL
1
TNT
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.

  • 82.0% of Zid stores have a .com domain.
  • 6.3% of Zid stores have a .sa domain.
  • 2.9% of Zid stores have a .net domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
3,200
.sa
245
.net
114
.com.sa
94
.store
71
.org.sa
55
.co
32
.shop
22
.org
13
.online
12

Top Zid Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
pariscom2030.com
192,104
2021/02/19
orkonalina.com
224,217
2020/10/16
wowforbeauty.com
248,720
2021/02/19
faisalaldayel.com
259,011
2019/07/12
furniture-ks.com
259,238
2021/02/12

New Zid Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
sa.safwat-aljawf.com
1,598,614
2023/01/27
lamsahksa.com
5,920,904
2023/01/27
The Four Seasons
5,931,522
2023/01/27
bolesat.com
6,664,472
2023/01/27
reefitea.com
6,704,083
2023/01/27

Stores Switching to Zid From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Zid has taken 53 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
1886 FASHION
321,874
Shopify
2022/12/02
monkeystoresa.co
782,861
Salla
2022/12/12
nutritionsgalaxy.com
810,812
WooCommerce
2022/12/16
mycam.sa
949,553
Salla
2022/12/05
e3tmed.com
1,023,077
Salla
2022/12/12

Stores Switching from Zid To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Zid has lost 16 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
12

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
almtjralsini.com
831,772
Salla
2022/11/05
FOR LOVING STORE GIFTS
903,803
WooCommerce
2022/11/14
rqsh.sa
1,251,802
WooCommerce
2023/01/09
lamhaoptics.com
4,494,775
Salla
2023/01/23
qosasastore.com
5,014,450
Salla
2022/11/28

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