Shopify Stores in Canada (CA)

This is a comprehensive report on Shopify Stores in Canada. 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 Canada

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 Canada):

Most common tags used by Shopify Stores in Canada

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 Canada (full list on per category/vertical level is available with subscription to our plans):

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

Growth of Shopify Stores in Canada - 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 Canada):

Quarter Number of stores started in Quarter
2021-Q1 1578
2020-Q4 1389
2020-Q3 1036
2020-Q2 1060
2020-Q1 565
2019-Q4 451
2019-Q3 375
2019-Q2 369
2019-Q1 371
2018-Q4 316
2018-Q3 270
2018-Q2 270
2018-Q1 275
2017-Q4 202
2017-Q3 194
2017-Q2 205
2017-Q1 201
2016-Q4 149
2016-Q3 115
2016-Q2 127
2016-Q1 142
2015-Q4 80
2015-Q3 84
2015-Q2 97
2015-Q1 100
2014-Q4 68
2014-Q3 58
2014-Q2 39
2014-Q1 44
2013-Q4 50
2013-Q3 41
2013-Q2 33
2013-Q1 54
2012-Q4 37
2012-Q3 36
2012-Q2 28
2012-Q1 37

Cumulative number of Shopify Stores by quarter in Canada

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

Quarter Cumulative number of stores by quarter
2012-Q1 37
2012-Q2 65
2012-Q3 101
2012-Q4 138
2013-Q1 192
2013-Q2 225
2013-Q3 266
2013-Q4 316
2014-Q1 360
2014-Q2 399
2014-Q3 457
2014-Q4 525
2015-Q1 625
2015-Q2 722
2015-Q3 806
2015-Q4 886
2016-Q1 1028
2016-Q2 1155
2016-Q3 1270
2016-Q4 1419
2017-Q1 1620
2017-Q2 1825
2017-Q3 2019
2017-Q4 2221
2018-Q1 2496
2018-Q2 2766
2018-Q3 3036
2018-Q4 3352
2019-Q1 3723
2019-Q2 4092
2019-Q3 4467
2019-Q4 4918
2020-Q1 5483
2020-Q2 6543
2020-Q3 7579
2020-Q4 8968
2021-Q1 10546

Social Media Use by Shopify Stores from Canada

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 49686
instagram 56558
linkedin 1152
twitter 15176
youtube 1254

Email Use by Shopify Stores from Canada

Email is used by 12618 Shopify Stores in Canada.

Phone Use by Shopify Stores from Canada

Phone is used by 4532 Shopify Stores in Canada.

Domain extension use by Shopify Stores from Canada

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 Canada.

Domain extension Number of stores with domain extension
.com 33663
.ca 17705
.co 718
.shop 445
.net 314
.store 245
.org 186
.us 72
.online 53
.fr 41 36
.art 33
.info 31
.io 29
.biz 27
.coffee 25
.me 24
.life 22
.club 20
.studio 18

Shopify Stores from Canada 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 Canada, according to Tranco Ranks.

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

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 Canada 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 12387
1-2 3349
2-3 2573
3-4 664
4-5 50
5-6 0
6-7 0
7-8 0
8-9 0

Number of products sold by Shopify Stores in Canada

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 42434
50-100 11624
100-150 5524
150-200 3344
200-250 2366
250-300 1642
300-350 1392
350-400 1052
400-450 940
450-500 750
500-550 580
550-600 500
600-650 416
650-700 384
750-800 308
700-750 306
850-900 278
800-850 272
900-950 240

Tranco Rank distribution for Shopify Stores in Canada

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 Canada.

Tranco Rank range (lower rank is better) Number of stores in Tranco rank range
0-100000 4
100000-200000 8
200000-300000 11
300000-400000 11
400000-500000 17
500000-600000 17
600000-700000 28
700000-800000 31
800000-900000 30
900000-1000000 39