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Zest LogicTen eCommerce platforms – number of websites, overall sales, and programming languages.
zlogicmaster January 27, 2022
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Today we’ll tell you about ten popular eCommerce platforms, but from a different angle that allows you to understand how popular they are and which programming languages you need to know to benefit from using the site built on these platforms. The overall sales made by all the websites based on this platform are shown (by default) for 2021; however, there is no recent data in some cases, so we had to add some older information.

Magento commerce

An open-source eCommerce platform that has several options, free and paid. Merchants can set up their instances on their server or use a cloud-based environment.

How many sites operating: 250 thousand

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): over $155 billion in 2019

Coding languages: PHP. and Ruby

Shopify

The platform is offered as a subscription-based service. The codebase is proprietary, so it is less customizable compared to Magento.

How many sites operating: more than 5 million sites

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): about 79.5 billion

Coding languages: Ruby, CoffeeScript, and Go

Wix

A cloud-based service. Many features are available on premium packages only. They are also offering a simple drag-and-drop site builder that may be useful for beginners.

How many sites operating: more than 360 thousand 

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): in 2020 – over 5.4 billion

Coding languages: Java and Scala

BigCommerce

This platform is provided on a SAAS basis. They are offering SEO services, hosting, marketing, and security features.

How many sites operating: more than 53 thousand

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): not disclosed

Coding languages: Ruby and PHP

WooCommerce

An open-source plugin that enables eCommerce operations on WordPress. Initially, they were developed independently, but in 2015 were acquired by Automattic, one of the core contributors of WordPress.

How many sites operating: 4.5 million websites

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): $11.8 billion

Coding languages: PHP

PrestaShop

An open-source software, which is provided on a freemium basis. The platform is also in strategic partnership relations with Google and PayPal.

How many sites operating: around 300 thousand

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): around 24.5 billion USD in 2020

Coding languages: PHP

Ecwid

One of the popular services among small and medium businesses. One of their features is easy integration with social media to sell goods on those platforms.

How many sites operating: around 21 thousand

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): not disclosed

Coding languages:  Java, PHP, Kotlin

Squarespace

They provide SAAS solutions for creating and hosting websites. Also, pre-built templates and drag-and-drop page builders are available.

How many sites operating: About 450 thousand

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): not disclosed

Coding languages: Java, Python

Weebly

They are mostly concentrated on web-hosting and do not make an accent on eCommerce. However, many eCommerce websites are hosted there and benefit from their features.

How many sites operating: More than 1 million

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): not disclosed

Coding languages: PHP, Swift, Python, Objective-C

Big Cartel

A platfom specialized in creating web stores for artists, makers, and small brands. The stores are hosted in their cloud.

How many sites operating: About 80 thousand websites

Overall sales by the sites based on this platform (USD): Over 2.5 billionCoding languages: Ruby