What Is The Fastest Growing Ecommerce Platform?

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Itโ€™s no secret that hosted shopping cart platforms are exploding with popularity these days, but which carts are growing the fastest? Using Google Trends, I analysed which of the most popular ecommerce platforms are growing in terms of US search volume. Here are the results:
Google Trends graph
Hereโ€™s the fun partโ€ฆ can you guess which is blue? Since Google Trends only allows me to measure five search terms at a time, I chose: Bigcommerce,Volusion, Shopify, Core Commerceย and 3dCart. Which ecommerce platform is exploding in US search volume? Thatโ€™s Shopify.

5 Ecommerce platforms ranked by Google Trends
Of course search volume doesnโ€™t exactly represent how fast each platform is growing, but itโ€™s a fun way toย gauge public interest. Clearly there are a lot of people Googling โ€œShopifyโ€ and Volusionย is doing pretty well too, although they do seem to have plateaued a bit. It seems to me that Bigcommercecould be at the beginning of a steep climb, which should be no surprise to anybody.
Anyways, congratulations to Shopify for peaking the interest of many and winning the US search volume award by a landslide. If you would like to try using Google Trends yourself, go here: http://www.google.com/trends/
Does my Google Trends graph surprise any of you? Let me know what you think in the comments. Also, as always feel free to find me in the Twittersphere.

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