42% of bullshit is bullshit

Lot's of people like to tell you that WooCommerce powers 42% of e-commerce stores on the internet. It's not true. I spend a fair bit of my time consuming e-commerce related media. Nobody is talking about WooCommerce. Maybe it's just confirmation bias on my part. I tried using it for Spielpro.com, but didn't like how much time I needed to spend trying to make it perform. Despite that, WooCommerce is a stable e-commerce platform that is popular and free. I just don't think it is a pervasive as POWERING 42% of e-commerce. Anyways, curiosity got the best of me, today I decided to reach out to BuiltWith and ask them how they came up with the number. Here's how Gary Brewer from BuiltWith explained it. We've just added a new method for WooCommerce called 'WooCommerce Add To Cart' that will start to populate next week - we might move WooCommerce to Ecommerce (non-platform) shortly because what has happened over the years is theme developers have built...
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