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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 Florida. 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 Florida

Florida is the 21st-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in right around the national average in daily revenue on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Florida brought in $981 in revenue. The average retail business also processed about 12 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $79.44 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$981 12 $79.44
National Rank: 21 National Rank: 26 National Rank: 13

 

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

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

 

 

Fridays were particularly big, as 18% of all retail revenue in Florida came in on that day alone. On average, only 45% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Florida, 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 Florida retail businesses processing an average of 17 transactions per day.

 

Floridians spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Tuesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $88.28 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $30.48 less than on Tuesdays.

 

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

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

Spring break was huge for businesses in the the Sunshine State. March was the biggest month of the year overall, and 7 of the top 10 shopping weeks of the year fell during the spring break season (late February through early April).

While March may have been the biggest month of the year overall, the holiday shopping season was responsible for the single-biggest week of the year for Florida retailers: December 16th through the 22nd.

 

Top 5 days for Florida retail businesses

The holiday shopping season was also responsible for the biggest day of the year, as well as a total of two of the top five days of the year overall. Mother's Day shopping was also big for retailers in Florida, coming in as the third biggest shopping day of the year.

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Weekend before Christmas

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Florida 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 363 -73% 27% $810 -17% 14 11% $59.07 -26%
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 264 -6% 83% $913 -7% 11 -13% $84.51 6%
Day before Valentine's Day 6 51% 93% $1306 33% 14 17% $90.57 14%
Valentine's Day 7 50% 94% $1291 32% 15 19% $88.1 11%
President's Day 172 6% 86% $990 1% 12 -3% $82.73 4%
St. Patrick's Day 44 27% 83% $1236 26% 18 46% $68.68 -14%
Friday before Easter 9 47% 94% $1264 35% 19 56% $68.93 -13%
Saturday before Easter 25 34% 82% $1326 -4% 17 35% $56.59 -29%
Easter Sunday 362 -67% 29% $1,108 13% 17 34% $66.96 -16%
Cinco de Mayo 97 16% 85% $1,286 31% 16 29% $80.97 2%
Friday before Mother's Day 3 58% 99% $1,380 41% 20 60% $69.79 -12%
Saturday before Mother's Day 10 47% 86% $811 -17% 14 14% $57.36 -28%
Mother's Day 333 -53% 47% $1,019 4% 12 -1% $83.14 5%
Friday before Memorial Day 51 25% 99% $1,024 4% 15 25% $66.25 -17%
Saturday before Memorial Day 206 1% 80% $788 -20% 13 7% $59.47 -25%
Memorial Day 329 -52% 49% $1,074 9% 16 31% $66.34 -16%
Friday before Father's Day 31 32% 99% $815 -17% 15 20% $54.87 -31%
Saturday before Father's Day 112 13% 85% $948 -3% 16 30% $59.19 -25%
Father's Day 337 -54% 45% $1,015 4% 13 4% $79.23 0%
4th of July 318 -46% 46% $1,215 24% 19 52% $64.95 -18%
Friday before Labor Day 89 19% 94% $857 -13% 14 15% $60.55 -24%
Saturday before Labor Day 117 13% 75% $977 0% 11 -10% $88.19 11%
Labor Day 338 -54% 43% $819 -16% 14 17% $56.66 -29%
Halloween 176 5% 87% $677 -31% 12 -3% $56.32 -29%
Veteran's Day 347 -58% 42% $1,548 58% 21 69% $74.35 -6%
Thanksgiving 364 -82% 22% $1,131 15% 17 36% $67.25 -15%
Black Friday 23 35% 70% $870 -11% 14 13% $62.16 -22%
Small Business Saturday 228 -1% 71% $1,044 6% 10 -18% $103.31 30%
Sunday after Thanksgiving 340 -55% 41% $1,529 56% 18 44% $86.14 8%
Cyber Monday 174 5% 81% $1,819 85% 23 86% $79.29 0%
Friday before Christmas 2 62% 85% $1,569 60% 23 84% $69.22 -13%
Saturday before Christmas 1 67% 74% $1,522 55% 19 50% $82.1 3%
Sunday before Christmas 275 -8% 47% $633 -35% 13 7% $47.74 -40%
Christmas Eve 69 21% 64% $976 0% 14 16% $67.94 -14%
Christmas Day 365 -91% 11% $633 -35% 13 7% $47.74 -40%
New Year's Eve 306 -22% 64% $976 0% 14 16% $67.94 -14%

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