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The state of local retail 2020: Wyoming.


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

Wyoming is the 41st-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 18% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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

On a given day, retail shops in Wyoming brought in $801 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 11 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $74.01 per ticket.

Sales revenue Transactions Ticket size
$801 11 $74.01
National Rank: 41 National Rank: 41 National Rank: 32

 

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

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

Fridays were particularly big, as 19% of all retail revenue in Wyoming came in on that day alone. On average, only 27% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Wyoming, making it easily the slowest day of the week overall.

 

 

Among the businesses who did keep their doors open, Sunday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Wyoming retail businesses processing an average of 14 transactions per day.

 

 

Wyomingites spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Wednesdays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $79.24 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 Wyoming make the most money?

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

The back to school shopping season was massive for retail businesses in the Cowboy State. August was the biggest month of the year overall, and 2 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 Wyoming retail businesses.

The holidays was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of three of the top five days of the year overall. Summer was also big for local retail businesses in Michigan, accounting for the fourth biggest day of the year overall.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

12/23/19

12/21/19

Weekend before Christmas

12/13/19

7/3/19

2/14/19

Valentine's Day

Monday Saturday Friday Wednesday Thursday

 

Wyoming 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 344 -77% 17% $797 -1% 12 10% $67.14 -9%
Super Bowl Sunday 353 -81% 23% $504 -37% 13 16% $40.28 -46%
Valentine's Day 5 97% 84% $1,416 77% 19 76% $74.22 0%
St. Patrick's Day 345 -78% 20% $657 -18% 17 53% $39.80 -46%
Easter Weekend 56 39% 89% $940 17% 11 1% $85.76 16%
Easter Weekend 226 -10% 72% $753 -6% 12 9% $63.78 -14%
Easter Sunday 364 -98% 9% $178 -78% 8 -28% $22.73 -69%
Cinco de Mayo 339 -75% 29% $522 -35% 13 18% $40.91 -45%
Mother's Day Weekend 6 94% 92% $1,267 58% 19 74% $67.20 -9%
Mother's Day Weekend 21 61% 82% $1,176 47% 18 64% $66.33 -10%
Mother's Day 310 -50% 29% $1,044 30% 19 72% $55.97 -24%
Memorial Day Weekend 72 34% 95% $851 6% 12 15% $68.39 -8%
Memorial Day Weekend 85 30% 71% $1,099 37% 15 39% $73.07 -1%
Memorial Day 318 -60% 27% $881 10% 14 32% $61.77 -17%
Father's Day Weekend 60 38% 94% $886 11% 12 15% $71.34 -4%
Father's Day Weekend 125 19% 74% $964 20% 14 27% $70.45 -5%
Father's Day 315 -53% 34% $833 4% 15 41% $54.53 -26%
54th of July 218 -7% 34% $1,619 102% 23 116% $69.37 -6%
Labor Day Weekend 12 72% 95% $1,082 35% 13 22% $81.81 11%
Labor Day Weekend 220 -8% 66% $836 4% 14 29% $60.09 -19%
Labor Day 321 -61% 32% $728 -9% 11 5% $64.03 -14%
Halloween 189 0% 78% $769 -4% 9 -15% $83.43 13%
Thanksgiving Eve 119 21% 85% $850 6% 11 -3% $80.72 9%
Thanksgiving 363 -95% 8% $373 -53% 8 -30% $49.13 -34%
Christmas Eve 24 59% 66% $1,433 79% 15 43% $92.80 25%
Christmas Day 365 -98% 4% $329 -59% 4 -65% $86.53 17%
New Year's Eve 272 -20% 70% $691 -14% 9 -13% $73.63 -1%

Methodology

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