Vend’s 2019 Retail Benchmarks Report

A closer look at the performance of independent retailers around the world.

When you’re running a retail business, it’s not always easy to determine how you’re doing compared to your peers. While reports and balance sheets can shed light on your company’s performance, these tools don’t provide insights on how you measure up with other businesses.

That’s where Vend’s Retail Benchmarks Report comes in. We analyzed the data of more than 13,000 stores across multiple industries and regions in the year ending 31 March 2019 and compiled the data in this nifty guide.

How much do retail stores make on average? Is your store doing well compared to others? Are your margins and transaction values on par with the industry? This report will answer all those questions and more.

To get more meaningful information, we drilled down on our data to figure out how retailers from specific verticals and regions performed on these metrics.

We've also created additional resources to supplement our findings. There's the retail benchmarks calculator, which lets you enter your store data to see how you compare with other stores in your vertical.

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All the findings in this report are based on actual anonymized information from a sample of 13,000+ Vend customers. The vast majority of these merchants are independent retailers with 1-10 stores.

We analyzed their sales, revenue and customer data to surface the following metrics:

  • Monthly revenues
  • Gross profit margin
  • Basket size
  • Transaction value
  • Number of customers
  • Number of monthly transactions

Download the full report to view our findings.

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