✅TL;DR: We started analyzing 800k+ Shopify stores, reached some meaningful insights, and would like to talk to you.
This is a quick story of how we decide that there were not enough data resources for Shopify stores and we decide to launch Shopgram. (https://shopgram.io/)
💡How we came up with the idea
Back in 2019, while Shopify was getting more attention and more successful Shopify stores were popping up, we decided to do some more in-depth look into them.
Our first thought was to help those who want to start a shop, look into how many products are sold in their niche, how many stores operate in their country, and how they would compare against them.
It was a cool project we looked into and to be honest, monetizing it was and isn't a thing for us
❔How does it work
We looked into ways to see which websites use Shopify, found some ways, and started crawling them.
We decided it was a good idea to look into their structures, products, and where they're from. After that, It was cleaning and categorizing it to get more meaningful data from them.
P.S: We would love to share any questions you may have about it as well.
👨💻👩💻Let’s turn it into something more complete
We launched on ProductHunt, got some amazing feedback from there, and have started to expand our functionalities even more based on our amazing feedbacks. Now you can search any product in the database, search any Shop name and even see detailed summaries of shops and products easily.
📈Things we want to improve
Any product is as good as what the users think of it and since this data is from Shopify stores and is meant to help them, we decided to reach out to this community!
We have a good community of Shopify store owners who have helped us build and improve it, and yet We believe it CAN be better.