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The state of local retail 2020: South Carolina.


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at over 40,000 local retail businessses across the United States, including South Carolina. 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 increase 10% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 11% of retailers in the state of South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

South Carolina is the 30th-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 12% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in South Carolina brought in $860 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 12 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $72.37 per ticket.

Sales revenue Transactions Ticket size
$860 12 $72.37
National Rank: 30 National Rank: 32 National Rank: 34

 

What days of the week are retail shops in South Carolina busiest?

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 19% of all retail revenue in South Carolina came in on that day alone. On average, only 28% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in South Carolina, making it easily the slowest day of the week overall.

 

 

Among the businesses who did keep their doors open, Saturday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with South Carolina retail businesses processing an average of 15 transactions per day.

 

 

South Carolinians spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Mondays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $79.01 per ticket. Locals are the most frugal on Sundays, when lower-ticket-item shops are perhaps more likely to remain open than higher-end boutiques.

 

 

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

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

May was the biggest month of the year overall for retail businesses in the Palmetto 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 6th.

 

Top 5 days for South Carolina retail businesses.

Mother's Day was responsible for the single-biggest day of the year for local retail businesses in Michigan. Summer was also big for retail businesses in Michigan, accounting for the second biggest day of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

5/10/19

Mother's Day Weekend

8/2/19

12/20/19

Weekend before Christmas

5/24/19

Memorial Day Weekend

11/29/19

Black Friday

Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday

 

South Carolina 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 -86% 23% $418 -51% 8 -31% $50.87 -30%
Super Bowl Sunday 343 -73% 25% $716 -17% 10 -14% $70.06 -3%
Valentine's Day 31 42% 89% $1,062 23% 15 23% $72.77 1%
St. Patrick's Day 323 -66% 28% $809 -6% 13 5% $64.56 -11%
Easter Weekend 51 33% 90% $976 14% 14 15% $71.41 -1%
Easter Weekend 42 36% 77% $1,166 36% 18 50% $65.34 -10%
Easter Sunday 363 -87% 15% $588 -32% 13 11% $44.69 -38%
Cinco de Mayo 336 -71% 30% $649 -25% 13 7% $51.05 -30%
Mother's Day Weekend 1 76% 97% $1,209 41% 17 39% $73.03 1%
Mother's Day Weekend 14 51% 82% $1,222 42% 18 49% $69.12 -5%
Mother's Day 346 -74% 29% $596 -31% 11 -7% $54.20 -25%
Memorial Day Weekend 4 60% 97% $1,090 27% 14 19% $77.39 7%
Memorial Day Weekend 103 21% 77% $1,038 21% 16 33% $65.82 -9%
Memorial Day 311 -57% 41% $692 -20% 12 2% $57.03 -21%
Father's Day Weekend 20 46% 99% $983 14% 15 27% $64.95 -10%
Father's Day Weekend 76 25% 84% $987 15% 16 35% $61.66 -15%
Father's Day 316 -62% 30% $838 -3% 14 18% $60.03 -17%
44th of July 308 -52% 31% $1,034 20% 22 85% $47.06 -35%
Labor Day Weekend 29 43% 95% $996 16% 15 25% $67.00 -7%
Labor Day Weekend 127 16% 77% $995 16% 17 43% $58.40 -19%
Labor Day 309 -56% 38% $774 -10% 10 -13% $74.81 3%
Halloween 256 -7% 87% $712 -17% 9 -21% $75.74 5%
Thanksgiving Eve 88 23% 84% $974 13% 13 8% $76.11 5%
Thanksgiving 364 -90% 12% $544 -37% 10 -18% $55.85 -23%
Christmas Eve 222 2% 60% $1,130 31% 14 18% $80.62 11%
Christmas Day 365 -98% 4% $303 -65% 7 -42% $44.14 -39%
New Year's Eve 243 -3% 73% $885 3% 12 4% $71.32 -2%

Methodology

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