Dropbox is a leading cloud file hosting service.
The platform, which was launched in 2008, reached the milestone of 100 million registered users 4 years later.
Today Dropbox has 700 million registered users and annual sales of $ 1.91 billion.
Here is a summary of what you will find on this page:
Dropbox usage statistics (highlights)
- Dropbox has more than 700 million Registrated user.
- Dropbox has 15.48 million paying users.
- Dropbox generated $ 1.91 billion Revenue in 2020.
- Dropbox busy 2.760 People.
Dropbox has more than 700 million Registrated user. The service received 100 million New registrations per year since 2018.
We have recorded the number of registered Dropbox users since 2018:
Dropbox paying users
Dropbox has 15.48 million paying users. That is an increase of 8.18% compared to the previous year in the amount of 1.17 million new paying users.
Dropbox has increased its paying user base 2.38x since 2015.
Here’s a table showing the number of Dropbox paying users since 2015:
Dropbox has annual sales of $ 1.91 billion. That is an increase of 15.06% about 2019.
Dropbox revenue grew by a CAGR of 25.9% in the past 5 years.
Here’s a table of Dropbox earnings since 2015:
|2015||$ 603.8 million|
|2016||$ 844.8 million|
|2017||$ 1.1 billion|
|2018||$ 1.39 billion|
|2019||$ 1.66 billion|
|2020||$ 1.91 billion|
Dropbox earnings in the United States
Dropbox generated $ 999.3 million per year from US based customers. This is 52.32% of total sales.
The US market has consistently contributed more than half of the company’s total revenue since at least 2015:
|2015||$ 326.1 million (54%)|
|2016||$ 455.9 million (53.96%)|
|2017||$ 575.7 million (52.34%)|
|2018||$ 706.5 million (50.83%)|
|2019||$ 854.1 million (51.45%)|
|2020||$ 999.3 million (52.32%)|
Dropbox international earnings
Dropbox brought $ 941.6 million from customers outside the US in 2020. That explains 47.68% of the company’s total sales.
Dropbox’s international sales grew by 33.48% since 2018. That is less growth than in the USA, where sales have increased by 41.44% in the same period of time.
The following table shows Dropbox’s international (outside of the US) earnings since 2015:
|2015||$ 277.7 million (46%)|
|2016||$ 388.9 million (46.04%)|
|2017||$ 531.1 million (47.66%)|
|2018||$ 685.2 million (49.17%)|
|2019||$ 807.2 million (48.55%)|
|2020||$ 914.6 million (47.68%)|
Dropbox average revenue per paying user
The average paid Dropbox customer $ 128.50 Average Revenue Per Paying User (ARPU) has increased by 4.41% since 2019.
Dropbox has added to its ARPU 16.25% since 2016.
Here’s a table with full data on Dropbox’s average revenue per paying user since 2015:
Dropbox operating costs
Dropbox operating costs (excluding property asset depreciation) have been met $ 1.38 billion in 2020. That is an increase of 3.55% compared to the previous year.
Research and development were the largest single costs overall $ 727.5 million. The next largest drop in Dropbox’s effort was in sales and marketing ($ 422.8 million).
Here’s a full breakdown of Dropbox’s operating costs by category:
|Research and Development||$ 727.5 million|
|Sales and marketing||$ 422.8 million|
|General and administrative||$ 227.8 million|
How many teams are using Dropbox Business?
Dropbox Business is defined by the company as a billed account with a minimum of 3 users managed from a single administrative dashboard.
Dropbox has over 500,000 paying Dropbox Business teams. The company added 50 thousand paying teams since 2019, an increase of 11.11%.
Here’s a table showing the number of Dropbox Business paying teams since 2017:
|year||Dropbox Business Teams|
Dropbox for personal use only
18% of American respondents claim to use Dropbox as their personal cloud storage solution. This is what makes Dropbox a 4. Most popular solutionto Google Drive, Apple iCloud and Microsoft OneDrive.
Here is a table of the 6 most popular personal cloud storage solutions:
|Cloud storage solution||share|
|Amazon Drive Cloud||9%|
How many API calls does Dropbox get?
Dropbox provides developers with an application programming interface (API) that they can use to integrate their apps into the company’s system.
Dropbox receives 60 billion API calls per month. The use of the company’s API has increased by 20% over the past year.
Here is a table with full data on Dropbox monthly API calls since 2017:
|year||Monthly API calls|
How many developers are building applications on the Dropbox platform?
over 750 thousand Developers have created applications on the Dropbox platform.
The following table shows the number of registered developers creating applications on the Dropbox platform since 2017:
How many apps are available in the Dropbox App Center?
The Dropbox App Center contains 92 apps This can be used to extend product functionality.
How many people work at Dropbox?
2.760 Dropbox employees work full-time. That’s a decrease from 1.48% compared to the previous year.
Here is a table showing the number of employees since 2018:
Dropbox announced in January 2021 that it would further reduce its workforce 11%.
2,346 Dropbox employees (85%) are based in the USA.
Comparable data shows that the median compensation at Dropbox is $ 137,940. U.S. employees with an H-1B (workplace resident) received an average salary of $ 144,664 in 2020.
Swell: Dropbox, comparatively H1B salary database.
That’s all for my roundup of Dropbox stats in 2021.
Dropbox is one of the industry leaders in cloud file hosting. The platform hosts a total of over 550 billion pieces of content and serves over 700 million registered users.
Now I want to hear from you:
Can Dropbox keep growing? Or will the further expansion of competitors like iCloud and Google Drive prove harmful?
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