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The state of local retail 2020: Nashville, TN.


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

2020 has been a challenge for local businesses across the U.S., and there's no question that local retailers in Nashville 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 Nashville retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 increase 11% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 16% of retailers in Nashville 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 Nashville make on an average day?

On a given day, retail shops in Nashville brought in $967 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 14 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $71.47 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$967 14 $71.47
     

 

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

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 18% of all retail revenue in Nashville came in on that day alone. On average, only 44% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Nashville, making it easily the slowest day of the week overall.

 

Among the businesses who did keep their doors open, Sunday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Nashville retail businesses processing an average of 19 transactions per day.

 

 

Nashville locals spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Mondays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $76.71 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $23.45 less than on Mondays.

 

 

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

Nashville 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 Nashville? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Nashville retail businesses.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

4/13/19

11/29/19

Black Friday

3/2/19

10/18/19

3/30/19

Saturday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday

 

Nashville 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 -72.50% 28% $731 -24.50% 20 51.40% $35.66 -50.10%
Super Bowl Sunday 356 -60.20% 45% $672 -30.50% 14 2.80% $48.28 -32.50%
Valentine's Day 24 43.90% 82% $1,320 36.50% 16 20.40% $80.98 13.30%
St. Patrick's Day 344 -52.40% 44% $825 -14.70% 17 24.90% $48.83 -31.70%
Easter Weekend 32 38.50% 90% $1,168 20.70% 17 22.60% $70.39 -1.50%
Easter Weekend 79 23.00% 77% $1,209 25.00% 19 41.00% $63.34 -11.40%
Easter Sunday 363 -77.80% 27% $616 -36.40% 18 36.10% $33.42 -53.20%
Cinco de Mayo 323 -40.80% 45% $998 3.20% 17 23.90% $59.51 -16.70%
Mother's Day Weekend 8 58.00% 92% $1,297 34.10% 18 30.20% $73.60 3.00%
Mother's Day Weekend 16 49.50% 81% $1,403 45.00% 21 53.30% $67.60 -5.40%
Mother's Day 342 -51.20% 44% $846 -12.50% 16 18.00% $53.00 -25.90%
Memorial Day Weekend 51 31.20% 100% $992 2.50% 14 4.90% $69.87 -2.20%
Memorial Day Weekend 141 9.00% 78% $1,055 9.00% 17 24.80% $62.45 -12.60%
Memorial Day 347 -53.10% 47% $751 -22.40% 15 12.70% $49.23 -31.10%
Father's Day Weekend 27 40.50% 96% $1,103 14.00% 15 11.50% $73.08 2.30%
Father's Day Weekend 90 19.90% 81% $1,116 15.40% 18 29.30% $63.77 -10.80%
Father's Day 339 -50.40% 47% $805 -16.80% 17 24.20% $47.87 -33.00%
37th of July 187 1.20% 41% $1,857 92.00% 29 110.90% $65.07 -9.00%
Labor Day Weekend 35 37.30% 94% $1,106 14.30% 14 2.80% $79.45 11.20%
Labor Day Weekend 76 24.20% 75% $1,250 29.20% 17 25.40% $73.69 3.10%
Labor Day 329 -44.10% 45% $943 -2.50% 16 16.00% $60.07 -15.90%
Halloween 253 -11.80% 84% $798 -17.50% 10 -29.70% $83.88 17.40%
Thanksgiving Eve 135 10.60% 81% $1,030 6.50% 14 3.30% $73.70 3.10%
Thanksgiving 364 -82.90% 22% $592 -38.80% 15 7.10% $40.84 -42.90%
Christmas Eve 238 -9.00% 55% $1,262 30.40% 16 21.80% $76.53 7.10%
Christmas Day 365 -95.60% 13% $263 -72.80% 13 -3.30% $20.11 -71.90%
New Year's Eve 241 -9.20% 68% $1,003 3.70% 12 -8.60% $81.10 13.50%

Methodology

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