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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 Louisiana. 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 Louisiana

Louisiana is the 34th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 14% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Louisiana brought in $829 in revenue. The average retail business also processed about 11 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $73.24 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$829 11 $73.24
National Rank: 34 National Rank: 37 National Rank: 28

 

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

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

 

 

Fridays were particularly big, as 21% of all retail revenue in Louisiana came in on that day alone. On average, only 27% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Louisiana, 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 Louisiana retail businesses processing an average of 14 transactions per day.

 

Louisianians spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Tuesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $75.54 per ticket. Still, average ticket price remains fairly consistent throughout the week except for 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 Louisiana make the most money?

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

Spring break was huge for businesses in the the Pelican State. March was the biggest month of the year overall, and 6 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, the holiday shopping season was responsible for the single-biggest week of the year for Louisiana retailers: December 16th through the 22nd.

 

Top 5 days for Louisiana retail businesses

The holiday shopping season was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of two of the top five days of the year overall. Mother's Day shopping was also big for retailers in Louisiana, accounting for the second biggest day of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Weekend before Christmas

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Weekend before Christmas

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Louisiana 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 -88% 16% $476 -43% 8 -27% $57.81 -21%
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 289 -17% 76% $695 -16% 9 -17% $74.39 2%
Day before Valentine's Day 264 -11% 59% $966 17% 13 14% $75.17 3%
Valentine's Day 14 59% 86% $1181 43% 15 29% $81.17 11%
President's Day 266 -11% 79% $718 -13% 9 -19% $78.44 7%
St. Patrick's Day 53 36% 79% $1093 32% 15 31% $73.48 0%
Friday before Easter 10 65% 79% $1327 59% 19 69% $68.99 -6%
Saturday before Easter 18 56% 75% $1319 -3% 15 30% $54.38 -26%
Easter Sunday 359 -78% 17% $1,014 22% 14 21% $73.92 1%
Cinco de Mayo 66 31% 82% $1,262 52% 17 47% $75.77 3%
Friday before Mother's Day 2 93% 97% $1,280 54% 17 54% $73.31 0%
Saturday before Mother's Day 7 72% 86% $615 -26% 11 1% $53.85 -26%
Mother's Day 332 -71% 30% $896 8% 12 8% $73.53 0%
Friday before Memorial Day 48 39% 99% $910 10% 13 12% $71.84 -2%
Saturday before Memorial Day 147 12% 78% $565 -32% 9 -22% $64.13 -12%
Memorial Day 310 -58% 47% $929 12% 13 19% $68.9 -6%
Friday before Father's Day 24 50% 100% $588 -29% 11 -5% $54.6 -25%
Saturday before Father's Day 109 18% 81% $612 -26% 10 -8% $58.87 -20%
Father's Day 343 -75% 27% $1,003 21% 14 26% $70.51 -4%
4th of July 326 -69% 32% $972 17% 15 30% $66.35 -9%
Friday before Labor Day 33 46% 93% $666 -20% 10 -8% $63.91 -13%
Saturday before Labor Day 150 11% 73% $827 0% 11 0% $73.25 0%
Labor Day 316 -63% 35% $623 -25% 12 3% $53.49 -27%
Halloween 166 8% 83% $839 1% 13 11% $66.81 -9%
Veteran's Day 342 -75% 26% $1,372 66% 16 44% $84.25 15%
Thanksgiving 362 -80% 15% $1,053 27% 15 30% $71.82 -2%
Black Friday 30 48% 69% $553 -33% 9 -21% $62.19 -15%
Small Business Saturday 136 13% 68% $717 -13% 10 -12% $71.99 -2%
Sunday after Thanksgiving 357 -77% 26% $1,531 85% 18 59% $85.27 16%
Cyber Monday 269 -11% 79% $1,588 92% 20 73% $81 11%
Friday before Christmas 1 110% 87% $1,151 39% 16 42% $71.81 -2%
Saturday before Christmas 4 81% 72% $1,422 72% 16 42% $88.77 21%
Sunday before Christmas 306 -41% 32% $586 -29% 11 0% $52.07 -29%
Christmas Eve 60 33% 59% $771 -7% 12 7% $63.67 -13%
Christmas Day 365 -93% 7% $586 -29% 11 0% $52.07 -29%
New Year's Eve 301 -29% 59% $771 -7% 12 7% $63.67 -13%

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