Shopify Stores in China (CN)

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

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 China):

Category Number of stores
Apparel & Accessories 268
Home & Garden 156
Hardware 94
Electronics 49
Health & Beauty 41
Sporting Goods 37
Toys & Games 26
Office Supplies 23
Luggage & Bags 19
Animals & Pet Supplies 19
Furniture 17
Arts & Entertainment 16
Cameras & Optics 15
Business & Industrial 13
Baby & Toddler 11
Vehicles & Parts 8
Mature 4
Food, Beverages & Tobacco 2
Software 1
Religious & Ceremonial 0
Media 0

Most common tags used by Shopify Stores in China

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

boys   buy-2-get-1-free   full-drill-diamond-painting-kits-uk   girls   little kid   pbn   size 10   size 11   size 12   size 13   size 5   size 6   size 7   size 8   size 9   thanksgiving day gift   toddler   top-500-diamond-painting   top-square-diamond-painting-kits-uk   valentine's day accessories   valentine's day gift  

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

Growth of Shopify Stores in China - 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 China):

Quarter Number of stores started in Quarter
2021-Q1 38
2020-Q4 33
2020-Q3 16
2020-Q2 20
2020-Q1 5
2019-Q4 6
2019-Q3 6
2019-Q2 10
2019-Q1 1
2018-Q4 7
2018-Q3 4
2018-Q2 5
2018-Q1 3
2017-Q4 4
2017-Q3 5
2017-Q2 4
2017-Q1 1
2016-Q4 2
2016-Q3 1
2016-Q2 2
2016-Q1 2
2015-Q4 4
2014-Q3 1
2012-Q4 1

Cumulative number of Shopify Stores by quarter in China

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

Quarter Cumulative number of stores by quarter
2012-Q4 1
2014-Q3 2
2015-Q4 6
2016-Q1 8
2016-Q2 10
2016-Q3 11
2016-Q4 13
2017-Q1 14
2017-Q2 18
2017-Q3 23
2017-Q4 27
2018-Q1 30
2018-Q2 35
2018-Q3 39
2018-Q4 46
2019-Q1 47
2019-Q2 57
2019-Q3 63
2019-Q4 69
2020-Q1 74
2020-Q2 94
2020-Q3 110
2020-Q4 143
2021-Q1 181

Social Media Use by Shopify Stores from China

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 844
instagram 674
linkedin 8
twitter 322
youtube 6

Email Use by Shopify Stores from China

Email is used by 366 Shopify Stores in China.

Phone Use by Shopify Stores from China

Phone is used by 44 Shopify Stores in China.

Domain extension use by Shopify Stores from China

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 China.

Domain extension Number of stores with domain extension
.com 902
.net 35
.shop 19
.fr 16
.de 16
.cn 16
.store 15 13
.co 9
.us 8
.nl 7
.uk 5
.cc 4
.club 3
.online 3
.watch 3
.top 3
.pl 3
.jp 3 2

Shopify Stores from China 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 China, according to Tranco Ranks.

Domain Tranco Rank 166727 173834 241425 247742 274479 310996 427671 548236 712258 725821

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

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 China 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
0-1 227
1-2 55
2-3 49
3-4 9
4-5 0
5-6 0
6-7 0
7-8 0
8-9 0

Number of products sold by Shopify Stores in China

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
0-50 662
50-100 214
100-150 124
150-200 58
200-250 48
350-400 44
300-350 28
450-500 28
750-800 28
500-550 24
250-300 22
400-450 22
700-750 22
550-600 20
850-900 18
650-700 10
800-850 8
900-950 4
600-650 2

Tranco Rank distribution for Shopify Stores in China

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 China.

Tranco Rank range (lower rank is better) Number of stores in Tranco rank range
0-100000 0
100000-200000 1
200000-300000 0
300000-400000 0
400000-500000 2
500000-600000 0
600000-700000 0
700000-800000 3
800000-900000 1
900000-1000000 0