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The state of local retail 2020: Kansas City, MO.


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

2020 has been a challenge for local businesses across the U.S., and there's no question that local retailers in Kansas City 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 Kansas City retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 increase 8% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 17% of retailers in Kansas City 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 Kansas City make on an average day?

On a given day, retail shops in Kansas City brought in $907 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 16 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $55.89 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$907 16 $55.89
     

 

What days of the week are retail shops in Kansas City busiest?

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 19% of all retail revenue in Kansas City came in on that day alone. On average, only 42% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Kansas City, making it easily the slowest day of the week overall.

 

Among the businesses who did keep their doors open, Saturday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Kansas City retail businesses processing an average of 20 transactions per day.

 

 

Kansas City locals spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Wednesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $59.82 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $22.02 less than on Wednesdays.

 

 

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

Kansas City 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 Kansas City? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Kansas City retail businesses.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

2/14/19

Valentine's Day

5/10/19

Mother's Day Weekend

12/20/19

Weekend before Christmas

3/2/19

5/1/19

Thursday Friday Friday Saturday Wednesday

 

Kansas City 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 -80.90% 26% $511 -43.70% 19 15.30% $27.30 -51.20%
Super Bowl Sunday 325 -52.10% 39% $866 -4.50% 23 43.70% $37.15 -33.50%
Valentine's Day 1 95.70% 86% $1,607 77.20% 30 85.70% $53.32 -4.60%
St. Patrick's Day 324 -51.80% 38% $886 -2.30% 22 38.40% $39.48 -29.40%
Easter Weekend 9 64.50% 94% $1,236 36.40% 21 28.40% $59.37 6.20%
Easter Weekend 77 24.00% 81% $1,084 19.60% 22 36.40% $49.02 -12.30%
Easter Sunday 361 -77.30% 29% $550 -39.40% 19 18.00% $28.73 -48.60%
Cinco de Mayo 327 -52.60% 47% $712 -21.50% 20 22.60% $35.81 -35.90%
Mother's Day Weekend 2 85.00% 93% $1,400 54.40% 24 47.40% $58.53 4.70%
Mother's Day Weekend 7 69.40% 83% $1,446 59.40% 30 86.90% $47.69 -14.70%
Mother's Day 299 -32.50% 43% $1,108 22.20% 36 120.70% $30.94 -44.60%
Memorial Day Weekend 42 33.80% 100% $945 4.30% 17 3.10% $56.53 1.10%
Memorial Day Weekend 199 2.80% 74% $979 8.00% 21 28.80% $46.88 -16.10%
Memorial Day 333 -55.10% 48% $666 -26.60% 19 18.70% $34.58 -38.10%
Father's Day Weekend 19 49.30% 98% $1,076 18.70% 20 21.40% $54.67 -2.20%
Father's Day Weekend 62 25.80% 82% $1,082 19.30% 24 45.90% $45.73 -18.20%
Father's Day 326 -52.50% 44% $767 -15.40% 27 68.40% $28.09 -49.70%
29th of July 350 -63.60% 42% $608 -33.00% 18 8.80% $34.41 -38.40%
Labor Day Weekend 27 40.80% 93% $1,066 17.50% 20 23.50% $53.17 -4.90%
Labor Day Weekend 124 14.40% 72% $1,120 23.50% 24 50.80% $45.77 -18.10%
Labor Day 332 -55.10% 45% $705 -22.20% 20 20.20% $36.17 -35.30%
Halloween 286 -20.80% 79% $710 -21.70% 11 -32.80% $65.11 16.50%
Thanksgiving Eve 36 35.70% 83% $1,149 26.70% 14 -14.50% $82.86 48.20%
Thanksgiving 364 -94.80% 13% $293 -67.70% 7 -55.90% $40.96 -26.70%
Christmas Eve 13 54.50% 68% $1,617 78.30% 19 17.20% $85.05 52.20%
Christmas Day 365 -97.70% 7% $225 -75.20% 10 -37.20% $22.05 -60.50%
New Year's Eve 241 -4.50% 75% $902 -0.60% 14 -12.40% $63.44 13.50%

Methodology

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