Research firm Retail Metrics recently announced that same store retail sales nationwide were up just 1.9% in February 2013, slightly lower than the original forecast of 2.5%. In addition, department store sales were actually down by 1% for the month.
Here at ShopKeep POS, however, same store merchants on our POS system had a 13% sales increase in February! Excluding quick serve restaurants, bars, restaurants, and other services, same store sales were up 9%.The 9% increase was driven primarily by specialty food and wine stores, which made positive gains across the board. This was offset by clothing stores and electronics stores which experienced a decline in sales during this time.
If you’re interested in looking at these numbers yourself, you can easily analyze your year-over-year sales by logging into your BackOffice and going to the reporting tab. There, you can find a variety of charts and exports that you can run by date, allowing you to understand your own business better. Be sure to check it out and feel free to let us know how your business is doing! And if you’re not a ShopKeep POS merchant already, what are you waiting for? Sign up for your free trial now.