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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 Maine. 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 Maine

Maine is the 33rd-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 13% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Maine brought in $832 in revenue. The average retail business also processed about 12 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $68.39 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$832 12 $68.39
National Rank: 33 National Rank: 29 National Rank: 37

 

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

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

 

 

Fridays were particularly big, as 18% of all retail revenue in Maine came in on that day alone. On average, only 37% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Maine, making it easily the slowest day of the week overall.

 

Among transacting businesses, Saturdays and Sundays were the biggest days of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Maine retail shops processing an average of 15 transactions per day.

 

Mainers spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Tuesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $73.95 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $22.66 less than on Tuesdays.

 

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

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

Back to school shopping appears to really move the needle for local retailers in the Pine Tree State. August was the biggest month of the year overall, and 3 of the top 10 shopping weeks of the year fall during late August and early September.

While August 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 Maine retailers: December 16th through the 22nd.

 

Top 5 days for Maine 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 Maine, accounting for two top days as well.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

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Weekend before Christmas

5/11/18

Mother's Day Weekend

5/12/18

Mother's Day Weekend

12/21/18

Weekend before Christmas

6/1/18

Saturday Friday Saturday Friday Friday

 

Maine 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 358 -76% 15% $1036 24% 12 -5% $89.56 31%
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 309 -40% 59% $641 -23% 8 -30% $75.83 11%
Day before Valentine's Day 28 53% 76% $1261 52% 18 50% $69.18 1%
Valentine's Day 7 77% 78% $1424 71% 22 80% $64.98 -5%
President's Day 300 -36% 60% $662 -20% 10 -21% $68.49 0%
St. Patrick's Day 139 14% 76% $939 13% 12 0% $77.01 13%
Friday before Easter 69 34% 92% $912 1% 14 11% $62.35 -9%
Saturday before Easter 148 12% 83% $844 -56% 7 -44% $54.24 -21%
Easter Sunday 363 -92% 14% $1,000 20% 15 25% $65.97 -4%
Cinco de Mayo 47 42% 89% $1,403 69% 20 66% $69.55 2%
Friday before Mother's Day 2 118% 97% $1,543 85% 24 101% $63.12 -8%
Saturday before Mother's Day 3 117% 88% $1,154 39% 22 78% $53.33 -22%
Mother's Day 262 -24% 41% $1,053 26% 14 16% $74.86 9%
Friday before Memorial Day 15 63% 97% $1,147 38% 18 51% $62.28 -9%
Saturday before Memorial Day 30 50% 82% $981 18% 18 44% $55.83 -18%
Memorial Day 303 -38% 40% $849 2% 15 24% $56.04 -18%
Friday before Father's Day 29 52% 99% $842 1% 16 31% $52.78 -23%
Saturday before Father's Day 112 20% 88% $826 -1% 20 61% $42.09 -38%
Father's Day 314 -43% 42% $1,133 36% 15 26% $73.86 8%
4th of July 341 -63% 28% $1,098 32% 16 33% $68.09 0%
Friday before Labor Day 8 73% 96% $1,068 28% 22 82% $48.23 -29%
Saturday before Labor Day 51 41% 80% $790 -5% 11 -8% $70.24 3%
Labor Day 312 -41% 35% $676 -19% 14 15% $48.17 -30%
Halloween 201 -2% 78% $158 -81% 4 -65% $36.66 -46%
Veteran's Day 337 -59% 38% $1,342 61% 17 36% $81.11 19%
Thanksgiving 364 -98% 6% $1,092 31% 17 43% $62.57 -9%
Black Friday 10 71% 80% $586 -30% 10 -18% $58.49 -14%
Small Business Saturday 68 34% 77% $762 -8% 10 -18% $76.78 12%
Sunday after Thanksgiving 340 -62% 41% $1,479 78% 18 51% $80.51 18%
Cyber Monday 239 -16% 69% $1,862 124% 25 109% $73.17 7%
Friday before Christmas 4 91% 80% $1,472 77% 25 109% $57.94 -15%
Saturday before Christmas 1 128% 77% $1,266 52% 18 48% $70.45 3%
Sunday before Christmas 179 3% 44% $85 -90% 2 -85% $45.69 -33%
Christmas Eve 81 30% 64% $846 2% 11 -7% $74.93 10%
Christmas Day 365 -100% 3% $85 -90% 2 -85% $45.69 -33%
New Year's Eve 273 -27% 54% $846 2% 11 -7% $74.93 10%

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