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The state of local retail 2020: Orlando, FL.


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

2020 has been a challenge for local businesses across the U.S., and there's no question that local retailers in Orlando 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 Orlando retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 increase 1% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 11% of retailers in Orlando 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 Orlando make on an average day?

On a given day, retail shops in Orlando brought in $1,172 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 14 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $82.99 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,172 14 $82.99
     

 

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

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

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

 

 

Orlando locals spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Tuesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $91.34 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $27.95 less than on Tuesdays.

 

 

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

Orlando 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 Orlando? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Orlando retail businesses.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

3/1/19

2/28/19

12/21/19

Weekend before Christmas

2/13/19

Day before Valentine's Day

12/20/19

Weekend before Christmas

Friday Thursday Saturday Wednesday Friday

 

Orlando 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 324 -43.00% 33% $1,687 43.90% 27 93.40% $61.77 -25.60%
Super Bowl Sunday 348 -49.40% 45% $1,082 -7.70% 16 10.30% $69.49 -16.30%
Valentine's Day 67 24.20% 92% $1,308 11.60% 17 20.70% $76.72 -7.60%
St. Patrick's Day 310 -29.10% 48% $1,427 21.70% 23 64.10% $61.57 -25.80%
Easter Weekend 45 29.20% 92% $1,360 16.10% 16 13.20% $85.11 2.60%
Easter Weekend 58 26.30% 83% $1,477 26.00% 22 52.30% $68.70 -17.20%
Easter Sunday 363 -71.20% 31% $892 -23.90% 15 2.80% $61.39 -26.00%
Cinco de Mayo 323 -42.80% 55% $1,017 -13.20% 18 27.80% $56.35 -32.10%
Mother's Day Weekend 7 53.40% 98% $1,520 29.70% 19 37.30% $78.38 -5.50%
Mother's Day Weekend 9 51.70% 86% $1,714 46.30% 21 49.10% $81.40 -1.90%
Mother's Day 322 -42.40% 56% $1,008 -14.00% 16 12.20% $63.59 -23.40%
Memorial Day Weekend 14 44.90% 96% $1,465 25.00% 15 8.90% $95.27 14.80%
Memorial Day Weekend 175 2.90% 80% $1,255 7.00% 17 22.70% $72.40 -12.80%
Memorial Day 331 -45.50% 51% $1,044 -10.90% 16 10.50% $66.87 -19.40%
Father's Day Weekend 42 31.00% 96% $1,331 13.60% 17 17.10% $80.44 -3.10%
Father's Day Weekend 75 20.00% 84% $1,387 18.30% 21 46.60% $66.96 -19.30%
Father's Day 327 -43.70% 49% $1,110 -5.30% 18 26.80% $61.95 -25.30%
42nd of July 359 -59.30% 43% $930 -20.70% 18 28.20% $51.36 -38.10%
Labor Day Weekend 96 15.80% 90% $1,245 6.20% 13 -6.90% $94.68 14.10%
Labor Day Weekend 279 -13.10% 72% $1,172 0.00% 14 1.10% $82.13 -1.00%
Labor Day 362 -69.50% 44% $675 -42.40% 10 -30.10% $68.32 -17.70%
Halloween 197 0.40% 87% $1,121 -4.30% 11 -19.40% $98.50 18.70%
Thanksgiving Eve 117 10.50% 91% $1,182 0.80% 13 -6.80% $89.77 8.20%
Thanksgiving 364 -88.80% 21% $511 -56.40% 9 -33.40% $54.26 -34.60%
Christmas Eve 94 16.20% 63% $1,785 52.30% 19 31.90% $95.81 15.40%
Christmas Day 365 -89.20% 9% $1,139 -2.90% 16 9.90% $73.34 -11.60%
New Year's Eve 302 -22.50% 73% $1,025 -12.60% 16 9.90% $66.01 -20.50%

Methodology

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