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We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2018 calendar year at over 52,000 small, local retail shops across the United States, including Arkansas. The result is a comprehensive look at when local retail shops of all kinds do the most business, when they sell the most items, and when customers spend a little extra when out shopping.

What we learned about local retail sales in Arkansas

Arkansas is the 50th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 39% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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How much do retail shops in Arkansas make on an average day?

On a given day, retail shops in Arkansas brought in $585 in revenue. The average retail business also processed about 9 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $66.20 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$585 9 $66.2
National Rank: 50 National Rank: 50 National Rank: 41

 

What days of the week are retail shops in Arkansas busiest?

Fridays and Saturdays are busy at retail shops across the country, and things were no different for Arkansas retail businesses.

 

 

Fridays were particularly big, as 21% of all retail revenue in Arkansas came in on that day alone. On average, only 25% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Arkansas, making it easily the slowest day of the week overall.

 

Among transacting businesses, Saturday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Arkansas retail businesses processing an average of 11 transactions per day.

 

Arkansans spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Mondays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $71.34 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when lower-ticket-item shops are perhaps more likely to remain open than higher-end boutiques.

 

What time of year do retail shops in Arkansas make the most money?

Arkansans clearly love to shop regardless of the season, but what does the average year look like from week to week at retail shops in Arkansas? Let's take a look.

May was the biggest month of the year overall for retail shops in the Natural State, no doubt thanks to a huge lift from Mother's Day Weekend. The week leading up to the holiday was the biggest week of the year, and the week before that was the 6th.

 

Top 5 days for Arkansas retail businesses

Mother's Day shopping was also responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of two of the top five days of the year overall, continuing the theme of the holiday's importance for local retailers. Valentine's Day was also big for retailers in Arkansas, accounting for two top days as well.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/11/18

Mother's Day Weekend

2/13/18

Day before Valentine's Day

12/21/18

Weekend before Christmas

2/14/18

Valentine's Day

5/12/18

Mother's Day Weekend

Friday Tuesday Friday Wednesday Saturday

 

Arkansas retail shops on prominent days

Retail shops look to events and holidays to generate big sales for their business. Here’s how prominent days rank compared to the average day.

  Day rank based on total sales How much did retail shops that were open make?
Day Day Rank Total rev vs avg % of retail shops open Avg rev Rev vs avg Avg txns Txns vs avg Avg ticket Ticket vs avg
New Year's Day 364 -94% 9% $304 -48% 7 -16% $41.13 -38%
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 299 -27% 70% $468 -20% 7 -22% $68.34 3%
Day before Valentine's Day 2 112% 85% $1124 92% 16 80% $70.75 7%
Valentine's Day 4 106% 85% $1093 87% 16 86% $66.53 0%
President's Day 274 -8% 76% $547 -6% 7 -16% $73.59 11%
St. Patrick's Day 79 23% 76% $725 24% 12 31% $62.75 -5%
Friday before Easter 6 82% 96% $846 38% 13 48% $61.35 -7%
Saturday before Easter 39 42% 79% $804 -40% 8 -8% $43.13 -35%
Easter Sunday 363 -91% 12% $731 25% 12 37% $60.31 -9%
Cinco de Mayo 60 33% 82% $1,070 83% 16 77% $68.35 3%
Friday before Mother's Day 1 139% 100% $1,017 74% 16 80% $64.12 -3%
Saturday before Mother's Day 5 92% 85% $453 -23% 9 2% $50.09 -24%
Mother's Day 317 -74% 26% $710 21% 11 22% $65.8 -1%
Friday before Memorial Day 20 54% 97% $650 11% 11 30% $56.69 -14%
Saturday before Memorial Day 221 3% 71% $511 -13% 8 -8% $62.89 -5%
Memorial Day 310 -67% 29% $617 6% 10 14% $61.6 -7%
Friday before Father's Day 42 40% 98% $360 -38% 7 -16% $48.44 -27%
Saturday before Father's Day 182 7% 78% $532 -9% 8 -4% $62.96 -5%
Father's Day 346 -80% 25% $765 31% 12 33% $65.27 -1%
4th of July 311 -67% 28% $670 15% 12 32% $57.55 -13%
Friday before Labor Day 12 66% 97% $550 -6% 8 -11% $70.11 6%
Saturday before Labor Day 203 5% 70% $716 23% 10 11% $73.39 11%
Labor Day 308 -60% 32% $454 -22% 9 3% $49.95 -25%
Halloween 48 38% 86% $668 14% 12 35% $56.03 -15%
Veteran's Day 314 -73% 27% $1,123 92% 15 67% $76.34 15%
Thanksgiving 360 -86% 9% $782 34% 12 39% $63.53 -4%
Black Friday 8 75% 70% $324 -45% 6 -27% $50.41 -24%
Small Business Saturday 93 21% 69% $620 6% 8 -12% $79.77 20%
Sunday after Thanksgiving 354 -82% 25% $1,022 75% 14 58% $73.41 11%
Cyber Monday 137 13% 81% $1,015 74% 15 67% $68.8 4%
Friday before Christmas 3 107% 91% $485 -17% 8 -4% $57.13 -14%
Saturday before Christmas 11 66% 74% $833 43% 11 20% $78.37 18%
Sunday before Christmas 309 -66% 31% $644 10% 7 -16% $87.38 32%
Christmas Eve 127 14% 61% $549 -6% 9 0% $62.24 -6%
Christmas Day 365 -96% 3% $644 10% 7 -16% $87.38 32%
New Year's Eve 294 -20% 65% $549 -6% 9 0% $62.24 -6%

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