WHAT ELSE IS IN STORE THIS WEEK?
- A look forward to the keys to furnishing the fourth.
- Lessons learned from Fourth of July 2020 in the mattress industry.
- The impact a smile has on the consumer experience.
- Get our upcoming research reports.
FOOT TRAFFIC INDEX
Here’s a look at last week’s foot traffic compared to the same time last year.
DC FEATURE OF THE WEEK
This is where each week we highlight a feature within Doorcounts. This week’s feature is:
Potential Sale Report
FOOT TRAFFIC TRENDS
Industry insights so you can convert your foot traffic into more sales.
Fourth of July – Timing matters
One of the best ways to situate your team in a position for success leading up to a big holiday is to dive deep into the data from years past.
Although the last Fourth of July was in a pandemic, shoppers still came out with their checkbooks ready.
This week we took a deep dive into the week before and after Fourth of July 2020 to see what trends are hidden in the data.
Furnishing the fourth
To our surprise, the week after the fourth was where the action happened. For the mattress industry, the week leading up to the holiday had an average ticket of $1,554.82 and average daily revenue of $17,816.30, while the week after had an average ticket of $1,650.88 and average daily revenue of $19,388.25.
While the holiday hype usually occurs leading up to the holiday, the data shows us there is absolutely no reason to pump the breaks until well over a week after a holiday like the Fourth of July.
The significant increase in foot traffic and sales that you would expect from a holiday sale did not start until July 3rd for the furniture industry. July 3rd had the best performance of any day in the two weeks around the Fourth. The average foot traffic of 38 customers on the 3rd resulted in an average ticket of $1,973.50 and daily revenue of $37,645.29.
The major takeaway is to stay motivated throughout the week before a sale knowing that the major rush is to come right before and after the holidays.
Mattress industry keeps its stride
Although the furniture industry had a more dramatic shift between the week before and after, the mattress industry was more melodramatic with subtle changes between the two weeks.
Both the week leading up to the 4th and the week after had an average of 2 customers a day. Similar to the furniture industry, July 3rd (Friday) had the highest foot traffic with an average of 5 customers and the highest daily revenue of $4,376.37, nearly double the average for the week.
The week after the fourth was very similar to the previous week with nearly identical traffic resulting in a 3% decrease in average ticket and a 7% decrease in daily revenue.
Despite the slight decrease, the data proves that continuing your momentum past the holiday can yield the same results if not better than the week before.
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