It’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:
Here’s the fun part… 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 Commerce and 3dCart. Which ecommerce platform is exploding in US search volume? That’s Shopify.
Of course search volume doesn’t exactly represent how fast each platform is growing, but it’s a fun way to gauge public interest. Clearly there are a lot of people Googling “Shopify” and Volusion 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/
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