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The state of local retail 2020: San Antonio, TX.


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

2020 has been a challenge for local businesses across the U.S., and there's no question that local retailers in San Antonio 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 San Antonio retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 increase 8% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 17% of retailers in San Antonio 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 San Antonio make on an average day?

On a given day, retail shops in San Antonio brought in $972 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 11 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $86.02 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$972 11 $86.02
     

 

What days of the week are retail shops in San Antonio busiest?

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 18% of all retail revenue in San Antonio came in on that day alone. On the other hand, Sunday was the slowest day of the week for San Antonio 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 San Antonio retail businesses processing an average of 16 transactions per day.

 

 

San Antonio locals spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Tuesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $94.44 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when they spent an average of $27.59 less than on Tuesdays.

 

 

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

San Antonio 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 San Antonio? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for San Antonio retail businesses.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

12/21/19

Weekend before Christmas

3/1/19

4/19/19

Easter Weekend

12/23/19

8/9/19

Saturday Friday Friday Monday Friday

 

San Antonio 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 -81.90% 28% $513 -47.30% 10 -15.10% $53.47 -37.80%
Super Bowl Sunday 349 -56.50% 43% $795 -18.30% 13 11.00% $63.33 -26.40%
Valentine's Day 33 38.90% 84% $1,288 32.50% 15 35.80% $83.90 -2.50%
St. Patrick's Day 311 -34.20% 46% $1,113 14.40% 16 38.50% $71.05 -17.40%
Easter Weekend 3 62.70% 91% $1,388 42.80% 17 53.00% $80.28 -6.70%
Easter Weekend 34 38.30% 80% $1,353 39.10% 19 65.50% $72.30 -15.90%
Easter Sunday 362 -79.90% 25% $638 -34.40% 15 33.50% $42.27 -50.90%
Cinco de Mayo 344 -55.40% 45% $768 -21.00% 14 22.20% $55.61 -35.30%
Mother's Day Weekend 32 39.20% 96% $1,129 16.10% 15 33.10% $75.02 -12.80%
Mother's Day Weekend 56 31.00% 82% $1,247 28.20% 18 59.20% $69.31 -19.40%
Mother's Day 345 -55.60% 50% $698 -28.20% 13 14.90% $53.74 -37.50%
Memorial Day Weekend 25 42.20% 98% $1,128 16.00% 12 10.20% $90.51 5.20%
Memorial Day Weekend 154 6.70% 80% $1,043 7.30% 15 28.40% $71.88 -16.40%
Memorial Day 316 -40.00% 56% $828 -14.90% 11 0.60% $72.80 -15.40%
Father's Day Weekend 14 47.10% 100% $1,152 18.40% 14 24.90% $81.56 -5.20%
Father's Day Weekend 62 28.80% 85% $1,177 21.00% 16 41.00% $73.81 -14.20%
Father's Day 329 -46.50% 47% $896 -7.80% 17 46.40% $54.17 -37.00%
51st of July 341 -53.90% 47% $765 -21.40% 11 -5.40% $71.48 -16.90%
Labor Day Weekend 61 28.90% 95% $1,060 9.00% 12 8.50% $86.40 0.40%
Labor Day Weekend 48 32.30% 78% $1,315 35.20% 15 35.90% $85.59 -0.50%
Labor Day 315 -39.50% 54% $869 -10.60% 11 -6.60% $82.32 -4.30%
Halloween 239 -5.40% 90% $819 -15.80% 9 -20.50% $91.13 5.90%
Thanksgiving Eve 183 2.70% 83% $968 -0.50% 11 -5.20% $90.28 5.00%
Thanksgiving 364 -91.80% 16% $401 -58.80% 8 -32.30% $52.44 -39.00%
Christmas Eve 275 -11.30% 56% $1,235 27.00% 15 30.00% $84.03 -2.30%
Christmas Day 365 -95.80% 8% $398 -59.10% 9 -16.70% $42.25 -50.90%
New Year's Eve 300 -22.50% 69% $876 -9.90% 10 -7.70% $83.94 -2.40%

Methodology

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