What Is The Fastest Growing Ecommerce Platform?

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:
Google Trends graph
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.

5 Ecommerce platforms ranked by Google Trends
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/
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.

Catalin Zorzini

I'm a web design blogger and started this project after spending a few weeks struggling to find out which is the best ecommerce platform for myself. Check out my current top 10 ecommerce site builders.