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Magento, WooCommerce Lead Ecommerce Platform Market Share: Report

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Magento and WooCommerce are the most popular ecommerce platforms among the Alexa top 1 million websites, according to recent research by aheadWorks, a Magento solution provider.

Magento accounts for 29.1 percent of the total market share, according to the research conducted this month. WooCommerce is slightly behind at 26.5 percent. A slew of other platforms (including Zen Cart, Miva Merchant, BigCommerce and Ecwid make up the other category, which accounts for 15.2 percent of total market share.

Shopify, the Canadian ecommerce platform that Google’s parent company Alphabet is rumored to be considering for an acquisition, accounts for 10.9 percent. aheadWorks said that Shopify has shown a significant jump “with the 17.4 percent relative market share growth index” achieved since the last study in October 2015.

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Shopify is behind Ecwid, which despite having a much lower market share (0.1 percent) has a relative growth rate of 27.8 percent. The study notes that since Ecwid’s shopping cart is distributed as a plugin for popular CMS, including WordPress, “it seems that WordPress becomes a real mover for different e-platforms such as WooCommerce, WP E-Commerce, and Ecwid now.”

Ecommerce Platforms Popularity, March 2016

The first four ecommerce platforms account for a whopping 75.9 percent of the market.

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Magento recently released Magento Enterprise Edition 2.0 and Magento Community Edition 2.0 in November, and as such this version of the platform has been included for the first time in aheadWorks analysis.

Most of the Magento 2 webstores (19 out of 20) are in English, with the remaining store in Vietnamese. The stores sell a variety of goods, but the clothing and accessories segment is the most popular, according to the study.


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