Shopify Stores in Belgium (BE)

This is a comprehensive report on Shopify Stores in Belgium. We will provide you with information on these stores from many different angles, from distribution by category, number of products sold, growth, backlinks strength (SEO difficulty), popularity of stores, usage of social media, technology/apps usage and many others.

Update March 2022: we are migrating our data to new database and will finish it by the end of March 2022.

Top Verticals / Categories for Shopify Stores in Belgium

We follow a modified Google Product Taxonomy for classifying Shopify Stores into respective categories. Each store is categorised into 3 Tiers using a machine learning model developed by our platform The number of Shopify Stores in each Tier 1 category can be found in the following table (for Belgium):

Category Number of stores
Apparel & Accessories 521
Home & Garden 202
Health & Beauty 78
Food, Beverages & Tobacco 62
Hardware 57
Sporting Goods 54
Office Supplies 33
Toys & Games 24
Electronics 22
Arts & Entertainment 16
Business & Industrial 12
Animals & Pet Supplies 11
Luggage & Bags 11
Mature 11
Media 9
Baby & Toddler 6
Software 6
Furniture 6
Cameras & Optics 2
Vehicles & Parts 1
Religious & Ceremonial 0

Most common tags used by Shopify Stores in Belgium

We have developed a machine learning model for automated generation of (up to 100) tags for each product name. Addition of product tags to your website can lead to better rankings and thus more visits from search engines. The reason for this is because tags better define your content for search engine algorithms. We have generated tags for millions of products sold by shopify stores. Here is a selection of more popular tags found for products sold by Shopify stores in Belgium (full list on per category/vertical level is available with subscription to our plans):

bracelet   earrings   female   full silicone   gift for him   gift for men   gold   handmade   lightweight   men   modern   moons   ready to ship   ring   silver   twenties   umya   umya_jewelry   unique   unisex   women  

If you want to use our tag generation solution for your own online stores, please visit our website

Growth of Shopify Stores in Belgium - number of starts by quarter

We are using whois information and other supplementary data services to determine the launch date of each store. Data for last 4 quarters are only available with subscription to our plan (see pricing for more information). The following table shows the number of starts of new shops per quarter (for Belgium):

Quarter Number of stores started in Quarter
2021-Q1 70
2020-Q4 70
2020-Q3 27
2020-Q2 37
2020-Q1 25
2019-Q4 19
2019-Q3 10
2019-Q2 8
2019-Q1 13
2018-Q4 9
2018-Q3 7
2018-Q2 10
2018-Q1 3
2017-Q4 6
2017-Q3 6
2017-Q2 2
2017-Q1 3
2016-Q3 5
2016-Q2 1
2016-Q1 4
2015-Q4 3
2015-Q3 1
2015-Q2 1
2015-Q1 1
2014-Q4 1
2014-Q2 2
2013-Q3 1
2012-Q4 1
2012-Q1 1

Cumulative number of Shopify Stores by quarter in Belgium

Another interesting table that shows popularity of Shopify Stores is the cumulative number of stores in each quarter in Belgium:

Quarter Cumulative number of stores by quarter
2012-Q1 1
2012-Q4 2
2013-Q3 3
2014-Q2 5
2014-Q4 6
2015-Q1 7
2015-Q2 8
2015-Q3 9
2015-Q4 12
2016-Q1 16
2016-Q2 17
2016-Q3 22
2017-Q1 25
2017-Q2 27
2017-Q3 33
2017-Q4 39
2018-Q1 42
2018-Q2 52
2018-Q3 59
2018-Q4 68
2019-Q1 81
2019-Q2 89
2019-Q3 99
2019-Q4 118
2020-Q1 143
2020-Q2 180
2020-Q3 207
2020-Q4 277
2021-Q1 347

Social Media Use by Shopify Stores from Belgium

Social Media is an important source of visits for the online stores. We have analysed how many stores have Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Youtube and/or Twitter contacts on their website (if you subscribe to our plans, you can get social media/contact info for each of our 1+ million stores that we track). Results of our analysis are shown in the following table:

Social Media Number of stores with social media contact
facebook 1540
instagram 1684
linkedin 104
twitter 300
youtube 12

Email Use by Shopify Stores from Belgium

Email is used by 394 Shopify Stores in Belgium.

Phone Use by Shopify Stores from Belgium

Phone is used by 100 Shopify Stores in Belgium.

Domain extension use by Shopify Stores from Belgium

If you are setting up a new online store and are unsure which domain extension should you use, you can check out our statistics below on which domain extensions are most popular in Belgium.

Domain extension Number of stores with domain extension
.com 1412
.be 947
.fr 117
.eu 93
.nl 86
.shop 73
.store 32
.net 27
.de 27
.co 19
.org 9 8
.online 7
.us 7
.dk 5
.it 5
.gent 4
.brussels 4
.uk 4
.se 3

Shopify Stores from Belgium with Best Tranco Rank

For estimates of online stores popularity we use research-oriented top sites rankings from Tranco (Tranco research paper). Listed below are some of the most popular shopify stores from Belgium, according to Tranco Ranks.

Domain Tranco Rank 47009 225550 511850 546648

SEO Difficulty (backlinks) - Distribution of Shopify Stores with respect to Open Page Rank (measuring SEO difficulty) from Belgium

One of the most important factors for ranking a website on search engines is its backlink profile. We use open-source Open Page Rank as the measure of backlinks strengths of individual domains. Listed below is distribution of online stores over different Open Page Rank intervals. If you want to know which verticals/categories in Belgium are the least difficult ones in terms of backlinks and SEO, please subscribe to our plans.

Open Page Rank interval Number of stores in Open Page Rank interval
0-1 420
1-2 94
2-3 59
3-4 13
4-5 0
5-6 0
6-7 0
7-8 0
8-9 0

Number of products sold by Shopify Stores in Belgium

An important information about a store is the number of products it sells. In the table below you can find distribution of online stores in terms of the number of products that they offer on their website.

Number of product range Number of stores in product number range
0-50 1128
50-100 318
100-150 174
150-200 108
200-250 78
250-300 52
300-350 26
500-550 24
350-400 22
400-450 18
600-650 16
450-500 12
650-700 12
550-600 10
750-800 6
700-750 4
800-850 2
850-900 2
900-950 2

Tranco Rank distribution for Shopify Stores in Belgium

Tranco Rank is a measure for popularity of websites (for more information see Tranco research). In the table below you can find how many online stores are in different Tranco Rank ranges. If you subscribe to our plans, you can see which Verticals/Categories are most popular for online stores in Belgium.

Tranco Rank range (lower rank is better) Number of stores in Tranco rank range
0-100000 0
100000-200000 0
200000-300000 0
300000-400000 1
400000-500000 0
500000-600000 0
600000-700000 0
700000-800000 0
800000-900000 0
900000-1000000 0