Most websites I come across either use a dark theme by default or have the option to switch to a dark theme. The main exception to this I have found is e-commerce.
All major e-commerce platforms (Amazon, eBay, etc.) exclusively use a light theme. Independent retailers also seem to follow this trend, with light themes nearly universally used for store pages.
Is this purely convention, or is there another reason for the abundance of light themes seen in e-commerce?