Research eCommerce Niches With My New Shopify Store Directory
I’ve gone directory site building mad lately. As well as the FindABlog blog directory, I’ve also built FindAStore.
What is FindAStore?
FindAStore is basically a clone of FindABlog, but instead of WordPress and Blogger blogs, it just features Shopify and WooCommerce stores.
Shopify is a very popular service that quickly allows you to build an eCommerce store. You don’t need to mess around with HTML or hiring web designers – Shopify is kind of like the WordPress of eCommerce stores.
Incidentally, my site also features a lot of stores that use WooCommerce. This company used to sell some pretty nice themes for WordPress (I was one of their early customers) but they were smart and realised that what would really be a money-spinner would be to sell an add-on for WordPress that turned it into an online store!
So what can you do on FindAStore?
I know there are a few Shopify store directories out there. However, some of the bigger players make you register and pay for the store listings. My site is 100% free and you don’t have to register.
There are lots of potential uses of FindAStore:
- If you have an eCommerce store then search for stores that are selling similar products to yours. Make sure your site looks better than the competitors!
- Are you getting video right? Bookmark this page because it lists the most popular YouTube videos by eCommerce stores. At the moment Taylor Swift’s official store (I didn’t know she had a store!) is in the #1 position but don’t be disheartened because some smaller stores really punch above their weight with some stunningly imaginative videos.
- A few sites are using Podcasts to grow their market share. If you’re in eCommerce (or just a blogger) then this is something you definitely need to be getting into.
- You can use the advanced store search to find stores that are wholesalers, have an affiliate scheme or use influencers. And I’m giving you all this data for free. Isn’t that amazing?
- In future updates I’ll try and expand the site from being focused on stores to being more focused on actual products. I do already have the data, but need to sit down and plan version 2.0 of the site.
If you find FindAStore useful and have any suggestions for how I can improve it then please do let me know in the comments section below.