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The state of local retail 2020: Arizona.


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at over 40,000 local retail businessses across the United States, including Arizona. The result is a comprehensive look at when local retail businesses make the most money, when they process the most transactions, and when customers tend to spend a little extra when they're out shopping.

The impact of COVID-19 on Arizona retail businesses.

2020 has been a challenge for local businesses across the U.S., and there's no question that local retailers across the state of Arizona have faced unprecidented challenges all year.

So before we take a look back at 2019, it's important to keep in mind the impact that COVID-19 has had on local retailers across the state. According to our data, the average Arizona retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 increase 2% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 16% of retailers in the state of Arizona that were transacting before the pandemic hit are closed as of the last week of October.

Our research has shown that some types of retail businesses have fared quite well during the pandemic (sporting goods stores, home improvement stores, etc.), while others (clothing stores, book stores, etc.) have struggled. Whether a local retail business has struggled or thrived through 2020, this report gives insight on which days and months will be extra important for retailers in this unpredictable year.

What we learned about local retail sales in Arizona.

Arizona is the 18th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in right around the national average in daily revenue on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Arizona brought in $1,021 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 14 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $71.59 per ticket.

Sales revenue Transactions Ticket size
$1,021 14 $71.59
National Rank: 18 National Rank: 10 National Rank: 35

 

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

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 18% of all retail revenue in Arizona came in on that day alone. On the other hand, Sunday was the slowest day of the week for Arizona retail shops, with 7% of revenue coming in on that day.

 

 

Saturday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Arizona retail businesses processing an average of 18 transactions per day.

 

 

Arizonans spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Mondays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $79.14 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $26.27 less than on Mondays.

 

 

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

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

The months around spring break were huge for retail businesses in the Grand Canyon State. March was the biggest month of the year overall, and 3 of the top 10 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 overall, the holidays was responsible for the single-biggest week of the year for Michigan restaurants: December 16th through the 22nd.

 

Top 5 days for Arizona retail businesses.

Spring break was responsible for the single-biggest day of the year for local retail businesses in Michigan. The holidays was also big for retail businesses in Michigan, accounting for three top days as well.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

3/1/19

11/29/19

Black Friday

12/20/19

Weekend before Christmas

11/1/19

12/23/19

Friday Friday Friday Friday Monday

 

Arizona 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 restaurants that were open make?
Day Day Rank Total rev vs avg % of restaurants open Avg rev Rev vs avg Avg txns Txns vs avg Avg ticket Ticket vs avg
New Year's Day 362 -67% 31% $902 -12% 16 12% $56.37 -21%
Super Bowl Sunday 354 -60% 42% $801 -22% 14 -2% $57.05 -20%
Valentine's Day 14 38% 88% $1,291 27% 17 20% $75.29 5%
St. Patrick's Day 318 -48% 45% $960 -6% 18 25% $53.84 -25%
Easter Weekend 34 29% 95% $1,120 10% 17 18% $66.67 -7%
Easter Weekend 107 13% 81% $1,154 13% 18 29% $62.69 -12%
Easter Sunday 363 -78% 33% $564 -45% 13 -12% $44.72 -38%
Cinco de Mayo 331 -52% 48% $828 -19% 15 5% $55.31 -23%
Mother's Day Weekend 6 57% 97% $1,343 32% 18 30% $72.72 2%
Mother's Day Weekend 32 31% 85% $1,278 25% 20 39% $64.51 -10%
Mother's Day 336 -55% 48% $773 -24% 16 10% $49.16 -31%
Memorial Day Weekend 33 30% 97% $1,111 9% 16 9% $71.37 0%
Memorial Day Weekend 207 2% 80% $1,046 3% 17 21% $60.57 -15%
Memorial Day 321 -49% 49% $868 -15% 15 3% $58.97 -18%
Father's Day Weekend 78 18% 97% $1,009 -1% 15 6% $66.88 -7%
Father's Day Weekend 117 12% 85% $1,083 6% 18 24% $61.36 -14%
Father's Day 349 -58% 47% $737 -28% 15 3% $50.15 -30%
8th of July 344 -57% 47% $760 -26% 16 12% $47.43 -34%
Labor Day Weekend 52 24% 93% $1,101 8% 15 8% $71.79 0%
Labor Day Weekend 166 7% 77% $1,144 12% 19 35% $59.62 -17%
Labor Day 314 -44% 50% $925 -9% 16 9% $59.37 -17%
Halloween 300 -13% 86% $830 -19% 11 -20% $73.03 2%
Thanksgiving Eve 83 18% 87% $1,115 9% 15 6% $74.11 4%
Thanksgiving 364 -89% 21% $440 -57% 10 -33% $45.82 -36%
Christmas Eve 147 9% 66% $1,369 34% 17 20% $80.05 12%
Christmas Day 365 -94% 11% $449 -56% 9 -35% $48.14 -33%
New Year's Eve 280 -9% 73% $1,030 1% 15 8% $66.95 -7%

Methodology

Womply analyzed daily revenue for over 40,000 retail shops in all 50 states, including Arizona, as well as the District of Columbia for all 365 days of the 2019 calendar year. Retail businesses were only included in the analysis if they qualified as small businesses, Womply had a full year of transaction history, and the business recorded multiple transactions per day, on average.

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