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The state of local retail 2020: New Mexico.


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at over 40,000 local retail businessses across the United States, including New Mexico. 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 drop 21% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 24% of retailers in the state of New Mexico 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 New Mexico.

New Mexico is the 46th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 25% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in New Mexico brought in $733 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 10 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $76.95 per ticket.

Sales revenue Transactions Ticket size
$733 10 $76.95
National Rank: 46 National Rank: 49 National Rank: 25

 

What days of the week are retail shops in New Mexico busiest?

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 19% of all retail revenue in New Mexico came in on that day alone. On average, only 44% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in New Mexico, making it easily the slowest day of the week overall.

 

 

Among the businesses who did keep their doors open, Fridays and Saturdays were the biggest days of the week in terms of foot traffic, with New Mexico retail shops processing an average of 11 transactions per day.

 

 

New Mexicans spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Fridays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $79.66 per ticket. Still, average ticket price remains fairly consistent throughout the week except for Sundays, when they spent an average of $17.51 less than on Fridays.

 

 

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

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

The back to school shopping season was massive for retail businesses in the Land of Enchantment. August was the biggest month of the year overall, and 4 of the top 10 weeks of the year fall during late August and early September.

While August 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 New Mexico retail businesses.

The holidays was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of four of the top five days of the year overall. Mother's Day was also big for retail businesses in Michigan, accounting for the second biggest day of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

12/23/19

5/10/19

Mother's Day Weekend

12/21/19

Weekend before Christmas

12/20/19

Weekend before Christmas

12/14/19

Monday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday

 

New Mexico 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 -81% 26% $425 -42% 7 -26% $60.37 -22%
Super Bowl Sunday 357 -66% 40% $502 -32% 7 -24% $69.23 -10%
Valentine's Day 10 54% 88% $1,028 40% 13 40% $77.04 0%
St. Patrick's Day 345 -58% 40% $613 -16% 11 18% $54.77 -29%
Easter Weekend 53 31% 90% $847 16% 12 21% $73.50 -5%
Easter Weekend 81 23% 79% $912 24% 12 28% $74.91 -3%
Easter Sunday 362 -79% 25% $480 -35% 9 -11% $56.24 -27%
Cinco de Mayo 341 -57% 46% $550 -25% 11 14% $50.60 -34%
Mother's Day Weekend 2 81% 93% $1,141 56% 14 44% $83.38 8%
Mother's Day Weekend 22 43% 85% $984 34% 13 40% $73.80 -4%
Mother's Day 339 -56% 45% $564 -23% 10 0% $59.32 -23%
Memorial Day Weekend 46 34% 94% $833 14% 11 13% $77.34 1%
Memorial Day Weekend 101 18% 77% $888 21% 12 23% $75.82 -2%
Memorial Day 316 -43% 48% $700 -5% 10 4% $70.64 -8%
Father's Day Weekend 40 36% 98% $814 11% 11 11% $77.05 0%
Father's Day Weekend 75 25% 85% $860 17% 11 20% $75.04 -3%
Father's Day 342 -57% 44% $571 -22% 10 9% $54.99 -29%
36th of July 291 -21% 45% $1,030 41% 15 53% $70.48 -8%
Labor Day Weekend 7 60% 99% $938 28% 12 22% $80.88 5%
Labor Day Weekend 58 29% 81% $936 28% 13 36% $72.53 -6%
Labor Day 311 -35% 48% $784 7% 10 7% $77.15 0%
Halloween 278 -15% 85% $589 -20% 7 -24% $81.58 6%
Thanksgiving Eve 136 10% 88% $732 0% 9 -4% $80.17 4%
Thanksgiving 364 -90% 15% $414 -44% 7 -28% $60.56 -21%
Christmas Eve 39 37% 68% $1,177 61% 14 42% $87.16 13%
Christmas Day 365 -93% 9% $489 -33% 7 -31% $74.20 -4%
New Year's Eve 269 -12% 74% $695 -5% 10 2% $71.49 -7%

Methodology

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