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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 Tennessee. 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 Tennessee

Tennessee is the 36th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 15% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Tennessee brought in $819 in revenue. The average retail business also processed about 13 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $63.28 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$819 13 $63.28
National Rank: 36 National Rank: 20 National Rank: 45

 

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

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

 

 

Fridays were particularly big, as 20% of all retail revenue in Tennessee came in on that day alone. On average, only 34% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Tennessee, 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 Tennessee retail businesses processing an average of 17 transactions per day.

 

Tennesseans spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Tuesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $66.82 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 Tennessee make the most money?

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for retail shops in the Volunteer 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 3rd. The holiday shopping season was also huge, as the week before Christmas was the second biggest week of the year.

 

Top 5 days for Tennessee retail businesses

As you can see, almost all of the top five biggest days of the year were also directly tied to Mother's Day and Christmas Shopping, emphasizing the importance of those holidays for Tennessee retailers.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/11/18

Mother's Day Weekend

12/21/18

Weekend before Christmas

3/30/18

Easter Weekend

5/12/18

Mother's Day Weekend

11/23/18

Black Friday

Friday Friday Friday Saturday Friday

 

Tennessee 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 -82% 17% $707 -14% 14 5% $52.12 -18%
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 290 -21% 75% $677 -17% 11 -17% $63.23 0%
Day before Valentine's Day 40 40% 87% $1027 25% 15 14% $69.78 10%
Valentine's Day 23 49% 86% $1116 36% 16 22% $70.49 11%
President's Day 262 -9% 81% $726 -11% 11 -15% $65.94 4%
St. Patrick's Day 44 39% 85% $1039 27% 17 33% $60.24 -5%
Friday before Easter 3 75% 93% $1201 39% 19 44% $60.99 -4%
Saturday before Easter 24 48% 83% $1137 -23% 16 21% $40.27 -36%
Easter Sunday 362 -79% 21% $1,034 26% 17 32% $60.63 -4%
Cinco de Mayo 35 42% 88% $1,252 53% 18 40% $68.9 9%
Friday before Mother's Day 1 95% 100% $1,259 54% 20 56% $62.18 -2%
Saturday before Mother's Day 4 74% 89% $611 -25% 14 6% $44.54 -30%
Mother's Day 346 -67% 34% $974 19% 15 15% $65.54 4%
Friday before Memorial Day 22 50% 98% $946 16% 16 26% $57.96 -8%
Saturday before Memorial Day 86 22% 82% $790 -4% 14 10% $55.46 -12%
Memorial Day 308 -48% 42% $920 12% 16 24% $57.51 -9%
Friday before Father's Day 17 54% 100% $651 -20% 15 16% $43.54 -31%
Saturday before Father's Day 73 25% 87% $718 -12% 15 18% $47.15 -25%
Father's Day 337 -66% 34% $1,005 23% 16 26% $61.61 -3%
4th of July 316 -59% 37% $1,016 24% 18 38% $56.83 -10%
Friday before Labor Day 30 44% 92% $895 9% 16 21% $56.88 -10%
Saturday before Labor Day 91 21% 76% $890 9% 13 -3% $71.05 12%
Labor Day 309 -49% 36% $742 -9% 16 24% $46.11 -27%
Halloween 115 17% 84% $779 -5% 16 21% $49.8 -21%
Veteran's Day 320 -60% 34% $1,553 90% 21 63% $73.51 16%
Thanksgiving 363 -80% 16% $1,148 40% 19 49% $59.66 -6%
Black Friday 5 70% 70% $589 -28% 13 2% $44.64 -29%
Small Business Saturday 65 28% 72% $720 -12% 11 -17% $66.9 6%
Sunday after Thanksgiving 355 -71% 32% $1,412 72% 19 48% $73.95 17%
Cyber Monday 277 -14% 76% $1,474 80% 22 71% $66.46 5%
Friday before Christmas 2 82% 83% $1,103 35% 19 49% $57.34 -9%
Saturday before Christmas 6 68% 73% $1,253 53% 17 33% $72.99 15%
Sunday before Christmas 302 -38% 36% $584 -29% 14 5% $42.75 -32%
Christmas Eve 171 7% 55% $781 -5% 14 8% $55.79 -12%
Christmas Day 365 -93% 8% $584 -29% 14 5% $42.75 -32%
New Year's Eve 297 -26% 60% $781 -5% 14 8% $55.79 -12%

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