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The state of local retail 2020: Louisville, KY.


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

2020 has been a challenge for local businesses across the U.S., and there's no question that local retailers in Louisville 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 Louisville retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 drop 1% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 18% of retailers in Louisville 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 Louisville make on an average day?

On a given day, retail shops in Louisville brought in $978 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 16 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $61.60 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$978 16 $61.60
     

 

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

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 19% of all retail revenue in Louisville came in on that day alone. On the other hand, Sunday was the slowest day of the week for Louisville 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 Louisville retail businesses processing an average of 23 transactions per day.

 

 

Louisville locals spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Tuesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $66.93 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $20.81 less than on Tuesdays.

 

 

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

Louisville 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 Louisville? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Louisville retail businesses.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

12/20/19

Weekend before Christmas

8/3/19

8/2/19

5/11/19

Mother's Day Weekend

12/14/19

Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Saturday

 

Louisville 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 363 -72.90% 31% $687 -29.80% 21 31.10% $32.98 -46.50%
Super Bowl Sunday 348 -57.10% 42% $790 -19.20% 17 8.10% $46.04 -25.20%
Valentine's Day 185 -0.40% 89% $863 -11.80% 16 -0.60% $54.67 -11.20%
St. Patrick's Day 327 -48.20% 48% $833 -14.80% 19 22.10% $42.97 -30.20%
Easter Weekend 20 60.20% 94% $1,321 35.00% 18 15.70% $71.85 16.70%
Easter Weekend 39 42.50% 85% $1,302 33.10% 24 50.70% $54.39 -11.70%
Easter Sunday 364 -81.30% 28% $513 -47.50% 13 -17.30% $39.09 -36.50%
Cinco de Mayo 294 -29.60% 50% $1,098 12.20% 22 36.70% $50.57 -17.90%
Mother's Day Weekend 7 79.20% 95% $1,465 49.80% 21 34.70% $68.52 11.20%
Mother's Day Weekend 4 92.90% 88% $1,700 73.80% 30 88.90% $56.67 -8.00%
Mother's Day 325 -46.80% 49% $843 -13.80% 20 26.80% $41.87 -32.00%
Memorial Day Weekend 21 58.60% 96% $1,276 30.50% 18 13.80% $70.59 14.60%
Memorial Day Weekend 68 28.90% 81% $1,233 26.00% 23 46.40% $53.02 -13.90%
Memorial Day 306 -35.80% 51% $972 -0.60% 20 26.70% $48.31 -21.60%
Father's Day Weekend 53 35.50% 98% $1,073 9.70% 20 25.00% $54.05 -12.30%
Father's Day Weekend 49 37.70% 89% $1,193 22.00% 23 46.90% $51.13 -17.00%
Father's Day 337 -52.00% 50% $749 -23.40% 17 5.00% $44.93 -27.00%
32nd of July 334 -50.00% 47% $831 -15.10% 20 26.80% $41.28 -33.00%
Labor Day Weekend 18 65.30% 92% $1,396 42.80% 18 16.10% $75.72 22.90%
Labor Day Weekend 54 34.00% 80% $1,294 32.30% 24 49.30% $54.56 -11.40%
Labor Day 343 -55.90% 45% $758 -22.50% 20 25.90% $37.89 -38.50%
Halloween 266 -19.80% 83% $746 -23.70% 10 -38.50% $76.35 24.00%
Thanksgiving Eve 104 17.80% 84% $1,086 11.00% 16 -2.10% $69.85 13.40%
Thanksgiving 360 -67.80% 19% $1,306 33.50% 32 102.80% $40.56 -34.20%
Christmas Eve 206 -3.60% 63% $1,178 20.40% 19 18.50% $62.58 1.60%
Christmas Day 365 -96.30% 11% $265 -72.90% 6 -61.30% $43.08 -30.10%
New Year's Eve 282 -25.30% 67% $861 -12.00% 16 2.40% $52.96 -14.00%

Methodology

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