Shopify Stores in Ireland (IE)

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

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 Ireland):

Category Number of stores
Apparel & Accessories 1449
Home & Garden 904
Health & Beauty 318
Food, Beverages & Tobacco 253
Sporting Goods 242
Hardware 183
Office Supplies 139
Arts & Entertainment 101
Business & Industrial 98
Animals & Pet Supplies 76
Toys & Games 69
Electronics 68
Baby & Toddler 61
Furniture 54
Luggage & Bags 37
Media 25
Software 17
Cameras & Optics 17
Religious & Ceremonial 12
Vehicles & Parts 5
Mature 5

Most common tags used by Shopify Stores in Ireland

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

art   baby   casual   clothing   cotton   earrings   fashion   gold   handmade   ireland   irish   jewellery   kids   navy   necklace   pendant   silver   t-shirt   unisex   vegan   vintage  

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

Growth of Shopify Stores in Ireland - 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 Ireland):

Quarter Number of stores started in Quarter
2021-Q1 88
2020-Q4 89
2020-Q3 55
2020-Q2 80
2020-Q1 27
2019-Q4 21
2019-Q3 21
2019-Q2 20
2019-Q1 17
2018-Q4 13
2018-Q3 15
2018-Q2 13
2018-Q1 17
2017-Q4 10
2017-Q3 7
2017-Q2 3
2017-Q1 15
2016-Q4 8
2016-Q3 4
2016-Q2 3
2016-Q1 7
2015-Q4 5
2015-Q3 3
2015-Q2 2
2015-Q1 5
2014-Q4 1
2014-Q3 3
2014-Q1 7
2013-Q4 5
2013-Q3 5
2013-Q2 2
2013-Q1 2
2012-Q4 3
2012-Q3 2
2012-Q2 2
2012-Q1 1

Cumulative number of Shopify Stores by quarter in Ireland

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

Quarter Cumulative number of stores by quarter
2012-Q1 1
2012-Q2 3
2012-Q3 5
2012-Q4 8
2013-Q1 10
2013-Q2 12
2013-Q3 17
2013-Q4 22
2014-Q1 29
2014-Q3 32
2014-Q4 33
2015-Q1 38
2015-Q2 40
2015-Q3 43
2015-Q4 48
2016-Q1 55
2016-Q2 58
2016-Q3 62
2016-Q4 70
2017-Q1 85
2017-Q2 88
2017-Q3 95
2017-Q4 105
2018-Q1 122
2018-Q2 135
2018-Q3 150
2018-Q4 163
2019-Q1 180
2019-Q2 200
2019-Q3 221
2019-Q4 242
2020-Q1 269
2020-Q2 349
2020-Q3 404
2020-Q4 493
2021-Q1 581

Social Media Use by Shopify Stores from Ireland

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 5436
instagram 5538
linkedin 208
twitter 1746
youtube 96

Email Use by Shopify Stores from Ireland

Email is used by 1570 Shopify Stores in Ireland.

Phone Use by Shopify Stores from Ireland

Phone is used by 734 Shopify Stores in Ireland.

Domain extension use by Shopify Stores from Ireland

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 Ireland.

Domain extension Number of stores with domain extension
.com 2590
.ie 1859 105
.eu 71
.shop 46
.co 45
.net 44
.store 30
.de 20
.fr 14
.org 12
.us 5
.es 5
.art 4
.online 4
.cc 3
.nl 2
.biz 2
.in 2
.direct 2

Shopify Stores from Ireland 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 Ireland, according to Tranco Ranks.

Domain Tranco Rank 428526 458945 482441 725730 851697 937603 990999

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

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 Ireland 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
0-1 673
1-2 307
2-3 213
3-4 45
4-5 3
5-6 0
6-7 0
7-8 0
8-9 0

Number of products sold by Shopify Stores in Ireland

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 3414
50-100 1194
100-150 622
150-200 452
200-250 262
250-300 252
350-400 178
300-350 158
400-450 118
450-500 96
550-600 90
500-550 78
600-650 62
650-700 52
800-850 48
700-750 46
900-950 42
850-900 38
750-800 30

Tranco Rank distribution for Shopify Stores in Ireland

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 Ireland.

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 1
600000-700000 1
700000-800000 0
800000-900000 2
900000-1000000 0