Best eCommerce Platforms of 2012; Magento leads

The February 2012 eCommerce survey by Tom Robert Shaw found 33,632 sites in the Alexa Top 1 Million. The survey visits each site and analyses the HTML document against a set of rules that detect the use of any one of 40 different eCommerce platforms.

The most popular platform was Magento, with 6,795 sites, a 20% share of eCommerce stores found. Magento has seen a staggering growth-rate, increasing in popularity by over 21% in the last 4 months alone.

Previously, Zen Cart has done its best to grow at a similar rate but only accumulated 7% more sites since October 2011. With 4,042 sites in total, Zen Cart still retains an honourable 2nd position. Following closely is VirtueMart with 3914 sites, which also sees huge growth this month, in part due to new signatures being written.

While osCommerce has reliably lost sites in previous surveys, it gains a signficant number of sites this month, up to 3,199. This is likely due to improvements in the content rules, but we will wait until the next survey to identify whether it is actually bucking the downward trend.

Turning to the top 100K busiest sites according to Alexa, 1,655 stores were detected. In this section of the survey we are expecting more enterprise-focussed shopping cart solutions.

The results of which show that Magento continues to have the most stores in the top 100K, with 345 stores.

Second and third most popular in this category are the traditional Enterprise products IBM WebSphere and ATG.

The aggregated results for all platforms.

eCommerce Platform Oct 2011 Feb 2012
Magento 5589 6795
Zen Cart 3758 4042
VirtueMart 2753 3914
osCommerce 2334 3199
PrestaShop 1518 2187
Volusion 1157 1266
Yahoo! Stores 977 1217
OpenCart 757 1129
Interspire 918 983
Ubercart 1305 891
WP e-Commerce 747 861
Actinic 221 777
Miva Merchant 464 721
ECSHOP 831 703
X-Cart 639 617
CS-Cart 383 538
IBM WebSphere Commerce 396 527
OXID eSales 311 404
Shopify 251 345
3DCart 249 317
E-junkie 265
ATG 112 248
Intershop 240
Shopp 193 199
Demandware 182 189
ProStores 132 154
AbleCommerce 151
nopCommerce 111 129
ShopSite 112
FoxyCart 47 94
Big Cartel 47 83
ekmPowershop 62 63
ShopFactory 59
GSI Commerce 63 57
CubeCart 56 45
RomanCart 43
BluCommerce 26
Drupal Commerce 15
LemondStand 16 14
TomatoCart 15 13  



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One comment

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    No doubt that Magento has gained significant popularity in the recent past and for good reasons. However comparing Magento with ATG and IBM and that too merely based on the # of deployment is sheer exaggeration of facts !!

    Magento is a great solution for small and medium enterprises, but it still needs to mature quite a bit before it can be compared it to enterprise class eCommerce solution with the like to IBM, ATG, Hybris, Elastic Path.

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