The world wide web for ecommerce is truly global. But one nation accounts for more than one half of all ecommerce sites across the world: the United States.
There are currently over 26.5 million ecommerce sites operating worldwide. Between 2019 and 2023, the number of ecommerce sites worldwide grew from 9.2 million to 26.5 million, says research from Markinblog.com, a digital marketing and sales services provider.
With nearly 14 million ecommerce sites, the U.S. now accounts for about 53% of all websites, far more than any other country. In comparison, the number two and three countries, the United Kingdom and Brazil, have 1.24 million and 730,000 ecommerce sites, respectively.
“The significant rise in ecommerce can largely be attributed to the COVID 19 pandemic, which led to a 204% year-on-year growth in ecommerce sites in 2021 alone, taking the number from 9.7 million to an impressive 19.8 million,” says Markinblog.com. “The United States is the leading country in ecommerce, with 13,982,500 sites, significantly outpacing the other countries. This indicates the highly digitalized nature of its economy and the significant role of online shopping in consumer behavior.”
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