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The state of local retail 2020: Dallas, TX.


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at over 40,000 local retail businessses across the United States, including Dallas. 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 Dallas retail businesses.

2020 has been a challenge for local businesses across the U.S., and there's no question that local retailers in Dallas 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. According to our data, the average Dallas retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 increase 3% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 18% of retailers in Dallas that were transacting before the pandemic hit were 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.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Dallas brought in $1,071 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 13 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $79.83 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,071 13 $79.83
     

 

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

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 18% of all retail revenue in Dallas came in on that day alone. On the other hand, Sunday was the slowest day of the week for Dallas 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 Dallas retail businesses processing an average of 18 transactions per day.

 

 

Dallas locals spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Wednesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $86.88 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $28.22 less than on Wednesdays.

 

 

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

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

 

Top 5 days for Dallas retail businesses.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

12/21/19

Weekend before Christmas

12/14/19

12/23/19

12/20/19

Weekend before Christmas

5/10/19

Mother's Day Weekend

Saturday Saturday Monday Friday Friday

 

Dallas 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 -71.50% 32% $781 -27.10% 13 -3.70% $60.45 -24.30%
Super Bowl Sunday 359 -62.50% 43% $762 -28.80% 14 7.60% $52.78 -33.90%
Valentine's Day 16 40.60% 90% $1,351 26.10% 16 21.60% $82.81 3.70%
St. Patrick's Day 326 -50.10% 44% $985 -8.00% 16 18.70% $61.89 -22.50%
Easter Weekend 7 49.20% 91% $1,427 33.20% 18 33.10% $79.91 0.10%
Easter Weekend 100 14.80% 79% $1,268 18.40% 19 44.40% $65.46 -18.00%
Easter Sunday 363 -75.40% 30% $705 -34.10% 13 -1.80% $53.55 -32.90%
Cinco de Mayo 330 -50.40% 48% $903 -15.70% 15 11.40% $60.40 -24.30%
Mother's Day Weekend 5 55.10% 96% $1,398 30.50% 17 28.10% $81.38 1.90%
Mother's Day Weekend 20 36.40% 82% $1,443 34.70% 20 47.60% $72.84 -8.80%
Mother's Day 316 -46.80% 47% $978 -8.70% 15 14.60% $63.58 -20.40%
Memorial Day Weekend 8 47.90% 100% $1,291 20.50% 15 9.80% $87.64 9.80%
Memorial Day Weekend 75 19.50% 80% $1,302 21.60% 18 37.60% $70.56 -11.60%
Memorial Day 337 -52.20% 50% $830 -22.50% 14 1.20% $61.15 -23.40%
Father's Day Weekend 39 29.20% 99% $1,130 5.50% 15 8.10% $77.88 -2.50%
Father's Day Weekend 60 23.30% 84% $1,281 19.60% 18 34.50% $71.01 -11.10%
Father's Day 355 -60.50% 46% $745 -30.40% 13 -0.30% $55.70 -30.20%
17th of July 350 -57.40% 41% $893 -16.70% 15 10.20% $60.38 -24.40%
Labor Day Weekend 40 29.10% 97% $1,160 8.30% 14 7.30% $80.55 0.90%
Labor Day Weekend 63 22.80% 80% $1,338 25.00% 19 40.30% $71.09 -11.00%
Labor Day 321 -48.90% 51% $874 -18.40% 14 7.60% $60.56 -24.10%
Halloween 238 -2.60% 86% $979 -8.60% 12 -10.50% $81.58 2.20%
Thanksgiving Eve 136 10.40% 85% $1,129 5.40% 14 5.60% $79.71 -0.20%
Thanksgiving 364 -84.30% 21% $639 -40.40% 11 -16.60% $57.09 -28.50%
Christmas Eve 86 16.50% 62% $1,633 52.50% 21 54.10% $78.99 -1.10%
Christmas Day 365 -93.60% 11% $509 -52.40% 13 -4.10% $39.57 -50.40%
New Year's Eve 288 -13.10% 74% $1,015 -5.30% 14 6.70% $70.89 -11.20%

Methodology

Womply analyzed daily revenue for over 40,000 retail shops in all 50 states, including Dallas, 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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