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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 Michigan. 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 Michigan

Michigan is the 39th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 19% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Michigan brought in $783 in revenue. The average retail business also processed about 13 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $58.92 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$783 13 $58.92
National Rank: 39 National Rank: 17 National Rank: 47

 

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

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

 

 

Fridays were particularly big, as 19% of all retail revenue in Michigan came in on that day alone. On average, only 40% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Michigan, 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 Michigan retail businesses processing an average of 16 transactions per day.

 

Michiganders spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Thursdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $61.23 per ticket. Still, average ticket price remains fairly consistent throughout the week except for Sundays, when they spent an average of $13.14 less than on Thursdays.

 

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

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for retail shops in the Great Lakes 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 4th.

 

Top 5 days for Michigan retail businesses

As you might expect, 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. Valentine's Day was also big for retailers in Michigan, accounting for the second biggest day of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/12/18

Mother's Day Weekend

2/14/18

Valentine's Day

5/11/18

Mother's Day Weekend

12/21/18

Weekend before Christmas

11/23/18

Black Friday

Saturday Wednesday Friday Friday Friday

 

Michigan 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 -87% 17% $504 -36% 9 -30% $54.12 -8%
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 300 -23% 80% $620 -21% 10 -23% $60.64 3%
Day before Valentine's Day 16 46% 88% $1055 35% 18 32% $59.91 2%
Valentine's Day 2 93% 89% $1382 77% 26 92% $54.16 -8%
President's Day 282 -15% 83% $650 -17% 11 -17% $58.68 0%
St. Patrick's Day 59 30% 85% $973 24% 16 17% $62.62 6%
Friday before Easter 20 45% 94% $985 24% 16 23% $59.15 0%
Saturday before Easter 65 26% 83% $969 -12% 16 17% $44.22 -25%
Easter Sunday 362 -82% 17% $1,018 30% 17 27% $60.29 2%
Cinco de Mayo 31 39% 87% $1,213 55% 19 46% $62.61 6%
Friday before Mother's Day 3 88% 99% $1,462 87% 24 84% $59.72 1%
Saturday before Mother's Day 1 103% 89% $1,209 54% 26 99% $45.67 -22%
Mother's Day 276 -12% 46% $989 26% 16 23% $60.42 3%
Friday before Memorial Day 12 51% 97% $1,009 29% 18 32% $57.49 -2%
Saturday before Memorial Day 64 27% 80% $706 -10% 15 14% $46.75 -21%
Memorial Day 348 -64% 33% $916 17% 16 21% $56.74 -4%
Friday before Father's Day 21 44% 99% $635 -19% 15 9% $43.66 -26%
Saturday before Father's Day 63 27% 89% $812 4% 16 22% $50.14 -15%
Father's Day 327 -57% 43% $1,045 33% 17 27% $62.1 5%
4th of July 330 -57% 33% $1,005 28% 18 37% $55.37 -6%
Friday before Labor Day 9 54% 94% $804 3% 15 15% $52.5 -11%
Saturday before Labor Day 151 9% 69% $719 -8% 13 -4% $56.6 -4%
Labor Day 344 -62% 30% $580 -26% 12 -6% $46.53 -21%
Halloween 224 -3% 86% $519 -34% 12 -10% $43.57 -26%
Veteran's Day 349 -65% 39% $1,380 76% 20 53% $67.84 15%
Thanksgiving 364 -88% 14% $1,012 29% 17 27% $60.01 2%
Black Friday 5 76% 81% $672 -14% 13 -1% $50.9 -14%
Small Business Saturday 79 23% 77% $677 -13% 10 -21% $64.68 10%
Sunday after Thanksgiving 334 -59% 39% $1,328 70% 20 50% $66.64 13%
Cyber Monday 286 -16% 79% $1,380 76% 22 65% $62.85 7%
Friday before Christmas 4 86% 89% $1,176 50% 21 58% $55.98 -5%
Saturday before Christmas 6 72% 79% $936 19% 16 17% $59.94 2%
Sunday before Christmas 287 -17% 45% $449 -43% 12 -13% $38.66 -34%
Christmas Eve 208 1% 69% $712 -9% 13 -1% $53.95 -8%
Christmas Day 365 -95% 6% $449 -43% 12 -13% $38.66 -34%
New Year's Eve 305 -25% 67% $712 -9% 13 -1% $53.95 -8%

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