United Kingdom

Shopify Stores in United Kingdom (GB)

This is a comprehensive report on Shopify Stores in United Kingdom. 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 United Kingdom

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 United Kingdom):

Most common tags used by Shopify Stores in United Kingdom

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 United Kingdom (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 www.producttagging.io.

Growth of Shopify Stores in United Kingdom - 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 United Kingdom):

Quarter Number of stores started in Quarter
2021-Q1 1556
2020-Q4 1241
2020-Q3 1130
2020-Q2 1308
2020-Q1 568
2019-Q4 449
2019-Q3 423
2019-Q2 354
2019-Q1 395
2018-Q4 318
2018-Q3 327
2018-Q2 227
2018-Q1 298
2017-Q4 215
2017-Q3 197
2017-Q2 207
2017-Q1 211
2016-Q4 155
2016-Q3 122
2016-Q2 142
2016-Q1 160
2015-Q4 130
2015-Q3 122
2015-Q2 112
2015-Q1 116
2014-Q4 81
2014-Q3 82
2014-Q2 84
2014-Q1 108
2013-Q4 69
2013-Q3 59
2013-Q2 90
2013-Q1 76
2012-Q4 71
2012-Q3 41
2012-Q2 61
2012-Q1 54

Cumulative number of Shopify Stores by quarter in United Kingdom

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

Quarter Cumulative number of stores by quarter
2012-Q1 54
2012-Q2 115
2012-Q3 156
2012-Q4 227
2013-Q1 303
2013-Q2 393
2013-Q3 452
2013-Q4 521
2014-Q1 629
2014-Q2 713
2014-Q3 795
2014-Q4 876
2015-Q1 992
2015-Q2 1104
2015-Q3 1226
2015-Q4 1356
2016-Q1 1516
2016-Q2 1658
2016-Q3 1780
2016-Q4 1935
2017-Q1 2146
2017-Q2 2353
2017-Q3 2550
2017-Q4 2765
2018-Q1 3063
2018-Q2 3290
2018-Q3 3617
2018-Q4 3935
2019-Q1 4330
2019-Q2 4684
2019-Q3 5107
2019-Q4 5556
2020-Q1 6124
2020-Q2 7432
2020-Q3 8562
2020-Q4 9803
2021-Q1 11359

Social Media Use by Shopify Stores from United Kingdom

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 76756
instagram 85918
linkedin 2074
twitter 33872
youtube 1946

Email Use by Shopify Stores from United Kingdom

Email is used by 20454 Shopify Stores in United Kingdom.

Phone Use by Shopify Stores from United Kingdom

Phone is used by 8096 Shopify Stores in United Kingdom.

Domain extension use by Shopify Stores from United Kingdom

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 United Kingdom.

Domain extension Number of stores with domain extension
.com 36669
.co.uk 32383
.uk 1118
.co 917
.shop 739
.store 617
.net 504
.org 289
.fr 166
.online 160
.de 143
.london 143
.eu 126
.org.uk 94
.us 70
.ie 58
.club 53
.es 52
.it 51
.cc 51

Shopify Stores from United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom, according to Tranco Ranks.

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

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 United Kingdom 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 16038
1-2 4436
2-3 3804
3-4 1133
4-5 120
5-6 0
6-7 0
7-8 0
8-9 0

Number of products sold by Shopify Stores in United Kingdom

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 54198
50-100 18348
100-150 9714
150-200 5976
200-250 4086
250-300 3176
300-350 2414
350-400 1872
400-450 1586
450-500 1210
500-550 1174
600-650 958
550-600 954
650-700 792
750-800 660
700-750 636
800-850 518
900-950 494
850-900 460

Tranco Rank distribution for Shopify Stores in United Kingdom

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 United Kingdom.

Tranco Rank range (lower rank is better) Number of stores in Tranco rank range
0-100000 7
100000-200000 28
200000-300000 36
300000-400000 46
400000-500000 61
500000-600000 51
600000-700000 65
700000-800000 61
800000-900000 62
900000-1000000 58