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The state of local retail 2020: Oregon.


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at over 40,000 local retail businessses across the United States, including Oregon. 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 drop 7% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 14% of retailers in the state of Oregon 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 Oregon.

Oregon is the 20th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in right around the national average in daily revenue on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Oregon brought in $1,019 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 15 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $66.98 per ticket.

Sales revenue Transactions Ticket size
$1,019 15 $66.98
National Rank: 20 National Rank: 5 National Rank: 38

 

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

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 17% of all retail revenue in Oregon came in on that day alone. On the other hand, Sunday was the slowest day of the week for Oregon retail shops, with 8% of revenue coming in on that day.

 

 

Saturday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Oregon retail businesses processing an average of 19 transactions per day.

 

 

Oregonians spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Wednesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $70.49 per ticket. Still, average ticket price remains fairly consistent throughout the week except for Sundays, when they spent an average of $13.52 less than on Wednesdays.

 

 

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

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for retail businesses in the Beaver State, no doubt thanks to a huge lift from Mother's Day Weekend. The week leading up to the holiday was the biggest week of the year, and the week before that was the 4th.

 

Top 5 days for Oregon retail businesses.

Mother's Day was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of three of the top five days of the year overall. The holidays was also big from a single-day perspective for retail shops in Michigan, accounting for two top days as well.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/10/19

Mother's Day Weekend

5/11/19

Mother's Day Weekend

12/23/19

11/29/19

Black Friday

5/4/19

Friday Saturday Monday Friday Saturday

 

Oregon 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 -78% 28% $664 -35% 13 -13% $50.02 -25%
Super Bowl Sunday 360 -60% 43% $769 -25% 15 -3% $51.84 -23%
Valentine's Day 157 10% 86% $1,050 3% 18 17% $58.83 -12%
St. Patrick's Day 316 -35% 49% $1,099 8% 18 19% $60.72 -9%
Easter Weekend 18 33% 96% $1,145 12% 17 14% $66.01 -2%
Easter Weekend 41 27% 83% $1,258 23% 21 38% $59.93 -11%
Easter Sunday 362 -74% 33% $667 -35% 15 -5% $45.91 -32%
Cinco de Mayo 309 -30% 51% $1,142 12% 19 22% $61.51 -8%
Mother's Day Weekend 1 72% 99% $1,438 41% 20 29% $73.20 9%
Mother's Day Weekend 2 58% 85% $1,541 51% 25 62% $62.46 -7%
Mother's Day 311 -31% 54% $1,049 3% 18 19% $57.94 -14%
Memorial Day Weekend 40 27% 97% $1,080 6% 16 7% $66.36 -1%
Memorial Day Weekend 56 24% 81% $1,265 24% 20 33% $62.72 -6%
Memorial Day 329 -39% 51% $980 -4% 17 12% $57.45 -14%
Father's Day Weekend 13 35% 99% $1,118 10% 17 10% $66.75 0%
Father's Day Weekend 71 21% 85% $1,170 15% 19 25% $61.34 -8%
Father's Day 333 -41% 51% $955 -6% 17 13% $55.73 -17%
41st of July 361 -62% 42% $754 -26% 15 1% $49.11 -27%
Labor Day Weekend 11 36% 97% $1,157 14% 16 7% $71.27 6%
Labor Day Weekend 61 23% 78% $1,301 28% 21 36% $62.82 -6%
Labor Day 332 -40% 49% $1,004 -2% 18 18% $55.76 -17%
Halloween 297 -20% 83% $799 -22% 12 -24% $69.19 3%
Thanksgiving Eve 192 3% 84% $1,010 -1% 14 -10% $73.95 10%
Thanksgiving 364 -86% 14% $795 -22% 9 -42% $90.24 35%
Christmas Eve 214 -1% 65% $1,268 24% 19 23% $68.03 2%
Christmas Day 365 -95% 9% $452 -56% 7 -56% $67.90 1%
New Year's Eve 267 -12% 73% $995 -2% 13 -14% $75.54 13%

Methodology

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