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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 Kentucky. 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 Kentucky

Kentucky is the 29th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 12% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Kentucky brought in $848 in revenue. The average retail business also processed about 15 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $57.37 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$848 15 $57.37
National Rank: 29 National Rank: 9 National Rank: 48

 

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

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

 

 

Fridays were particularly big, as 20% of all retail revenue in Kentucky came in on that day alone. On average, only 35% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Kentucky, 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 Kentucky retail businesses processing an average of 19 transactions per day.

 

Kentuckians spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Tuesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $60.52 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 Kentucky make the most money?

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for retail shops in the Bluegrass State, no doubt thanks to a huge lift from Mother's Day Weekend. The week leading up to the holiday was the 2nd biggest week of the year, and the week before that was the 3rd.

While May 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 Kentucky retailers: December 16th through the 22nd.

 

Top 5 days for Kentucky retail businesses

The Friday before Mother's Day was the single-biggest day of the year for local retailers in Kentucky, and the holiday shopping season was responsible for the next three biggest days of the year overall.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/11/18

Mother's Day Weekend

12/21/18

Weekend before Christmas

12/22/18

Weekend before Christmas

11/23/18

Black Friday

2/22/18

Friday Friday Saturday Friday Thursday

 

Kentucky 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 362 -73% 22% $814 -4% 17 14% $48.45 -16%
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 285 -19% 74% $722 -15% 12 -22% $62.71 9%
Day before Valentine's Day 70 28% 87% $969 14% 16 7% $61.51 7%
Valentine's Day 27 47% 86% $1137 34% 18 20% $64 12%
President's Day 256 -11% 81% $729 -14% 13 -13% $56.93 -1%
St. Patrick's Day 36 42% 85% $1103 30% 19 28% $58.19 1%
Friday before Easter 9 69% 93% $1198 30% 20 33% $55.78 -3%
Saturday before Easter 37 42% 85% $1101 -11% 12 -18% $62.24 8%
Easter Sunday 363 -82% 16% $1,023 21% 19 27% $54.34 -5%
Cinco de Mayo 61 31% 84% $1,325 56% 20 33% $67.16 17%
Friday before Mother's Day 1 97% 98% $1,263 49% 22 50% $57.09 0%
Saturday before Mother's Day 7 73% 90% $764 -10% 18 24% $41.54 -28%
Mother's Day 321 -57% 37% $1,070 26% 17 13% $63.91 11%
Friday before Memorial Day 11 59% 98% $1,065 25% 19 27% $56.68 -1%
Saturday before Memorial Day 55 34% 83% $747 -12% 16 8% $46.98 -18%
Memorial Day 314 -50% 44% $963 14% 17 16% $56.18 -2%
Friday before Father's Day 32 44% 97% $653 -23% 16 7% $41.28 -28%
Saturday before Father's Day 60 31% 90% $851 0% 17 18% $48.87 -15%
Father's Day 348 -66% 35% $1,085 28% 18 23% $59.43 4%
4th of July 307 -47% 41% $1,140 34% 21 42% $54.13 -6%
Friday before Labor Day 23 50% 91% $774 -9% 20 35% $38.68 -33%
Saturday before Labor Day 53 34% 78% $780 -8% 14 -8% $57.55 0%
Labor Day 316 -54% 39% $692 -18% 18 19% $39.32 -31%
Halloween 213 -2% 83% $594 -30% 15 -1% $40.69 -29%
Veteran's Day 345 -65% 34% $1,664 96% 26 75% $64.23 12%
Thanksgiving 364 -90% 11% $1,335 57% 23 52% $59.33 3%
Black Friday 4 82% 72% $656 -23% 17 13% $39.23 -32%
Small Business Saturday 26 49% 74% $740 -13% 12 -18% $61.19 7%
Sunday after Thanksgiving 353 -67% 34% $1,528 80% 23 53% $67.35 17%
Cyber Monday 269 -13% 77% $1,695 100% 27 80% $63.78 11%
Friday before Christmas 2 91% 82% $1,175 38% 25 68% $47.23 -18%
Saturday before Christmas 3 88% 73% $974 15% 15 2% $64.64 13%
Sunday before Christmas 304 -38% 35% $232 -73% 5 -69% $49.74 -13%
Christmas Eve 279 -17% 56% $804 -5% 15 2% $53.19 -7%
Christmas Day 365 -98% 4% $232 -73% 5 -69% $49.74 -13%
New Year's Eve 297 -26% 61% $804 -5% 15 2% $53.19 -7%

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