Top products on Shopify websites
We have scraped top selling products from over 210,000 Shopify websites and generated word tag cloud from their names:
Technologies of top 210,000 Shopify stores
One of our projects involved scraping the web technologies that are used on over 1 million Shopify stores. The chart below shows the usage of various technologies by the top 210,000 Shopify stores.
The use of web technologies by 210,000 top Shopify websites
Product categorization of Shopify stores
We trained a deep learning model for product categorization of shopify stores and applied it on top selling products of Shopify stores to categorize stores. Here is the distribution of Shopify stores over different categories:
Product categorization of top Shopify stores
Which product categories have become most popular for Shopify stores since 2010
One of our big data visualization projects set out to answer the following question: which product categories have risen most in popularity since 2010, as measured by the number of domain registrations of Shopify stores of particular category. We used a product categorization API described in more detail in blog post on ecommerce product categorization API on medium.
In order to accomplish the objective, we:
- - determined the top products for 1.1 million of Shopify stores,
- - determined the first registration date for 1.1 million domains of Shopify stores<,/li>
- - used the proprietary deep learning model to determine the dominant product category of each Shopify store,
- - combined this data to compute the number of domain registrations of Shopify stores for each year, product category combination.
This allowed us to generate the interactive chart below. It shows that, relative to the year 2010 (as the base year), product categories of "Baby", "Toys & Games", "Cell Phones & Accessories", "Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry", "Pet Supplies" and "Sports & Outdoors" have risen the most in popularity as product categories for Shopify store owners.
Another way to classify websites is not to use product names but rather website categorization. For more information you can read an introductory post on website categorization.