Shopify Stores in Japan (JP)

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

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 www.productcategorization.com. The number of Shopify Stores in each Tier 1 category can be found in the following table (for Japan):

Category Number of stores
Apparel & Accessories 355
Home & Garden 201
Hardware 102
Food, Beverages & Tobacco 59
Health & Beauty 43
Toys & Games 32
Sporting Goods 26
Office Supplies 22
Electronics 21
Business & Industrial 21
Arts & Entertainment 14
Media 13
Software 10
Luggage & Bags 9
Cameras & Optics 8
Animals & Pet Supplies 6
Furniture 6
Vehicles & Parts 5
Religious & Ceremonial 4
Baby & Toddler 4
Mature 2

Most common tags used by Shopify Stores in Japan

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

art   cotton   earring   fashion   gothic laboratory   green tea   japan   japanese   men's clothing   polyester   ring   steampunk   tops   unique   unisex   up   vintage   woman   women   women's clothing   wristwatch  

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

Growth of Shopify Stores in Japan - 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 Japan):

Quarter Number of stores started in Quarter
2021-Q1 147
2020-Q4 136
2020-Q3 116
2020-Q2 102
2020-Q1 49
2019-Q4 43
2019-Q3 35
2019-Q2 28
2019-Q1 27
2018-Q4 14
2018-Q3 15
2018-Q2 17
2018-Q1 13
2017-Q4 9
2017-Q3 8
2017-Q2 9
2017-Q1 6
2016-Q4 5
2016-Q3 4
2016-Q2 5
2016-Q1 4
2015-Q4 5
2015-Q3 1
2015-Q2 4
2015-Q1 5
2014-Q4 2
2014-Q3 4
2014-Q2 3
2014-Q1 4
2013-Q4 2
2013-Q3 2
2013-Q2 1
2013-Q1 3
2012-Q4 4
2012-Q3 5
2012-Q1 2

Cumulative number of Shopify Stores by quarter in Japan

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

Quarter Cumulative number of stores by quarter
2012-Q1 2
2012-Q3 7
2012-Q4 11
2013-Q1 14
2013-Q2 15
2013-Q3 17
2013-Q4 19
2014-Q1 23
2014-Q2 26
2014-Q3 30
2014-Q4 32
2015-Q1 37
2015-Q2 41
2015-Q3 42
2015-Q4 47
2016-Q1 51
2016-Q2 56
2016-Q3 60
2016-Q4 65
2017-Q1 71
2017-Q2 80
2017-Q3 88
2017-Q4 97
2018-Q1 110
2018-Q2 127
2018-Q3 142
2018-Q4 156
2019-Q1 183
2019-Q2 211
2019-Q3 246
2019-Q4 289
2020-Q1 338
2020-Q2 440
2020-Q3 556
2020-Q4 692
2021-Q1 839

Social Media Use by Shopify Stores from Japan

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 1010
instagram 1336
linkedin 2
twitter 504
youtube 38

Email Use by Shopify Stores from Japan

Email is used by 192 Shopify Stores in Japan.

Phone Use by Shopify Stores from Japan

Phone is used by 34 Shopify Stores in Japan.

Domain extension use by Shopify Stores from Japan

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 Japan.

Domain extension Number of stores with domain extension
.com 2929
.jp 1185
.shop 355
.net 214
.store 168
.co.jp 164
.tokyo 98
.online 62
.co 32
.life 16
.me 13
.style 13
.info 12
.org 12
.site 9
.biz 7
.world 7
.club 7
.us 6
.asia 6

Shopify Stores from Japan 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 Japan, according to Tranco Ranks.

Domain Tranco Rank
mct.tokyo 107557
27coffee.jp 181423
plusonesmile.jp 186119
nubiantokyo.com 197028
zarabiya.jp 197457
vasic-newyork.jp 209633
unastokyo.com 226555
tma.co.jp 251159
valextra.jp 256470
hydrogen-jp.com 276016

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

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 Japan 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
0-1 460
1-2 217
2-3 187
3-4 28
4-5 2
5-6 0
6-7 0
7-8 0
8-9 0

Number of products sold by Shopify Stores in Japan

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
0-50 962
50-100 206
100-150 144
150-200 82
200-250 58
250-300 42
300-350 36
400-450 32
600-650 20
550-600 18
700-750 18
450-500 16
500-550 14
650-700 14
350-400 12
850-900 10
900-950 8
750-800 4
800-850 4

Tranco Rank distribution for Shopify Stores in Japan

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 Japan.

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 3
400000-500000 1
500000-600000 2
600000-700000 1
700000-800000 4
800000-900000 2
900000-1000000 3