Do different states prefer different gift cards? Are there big differences in your shopping habits depending on where you live?
Well, not really… It seems that most people prefer the same big 3 or 4 retailers such as Lowe’s or Walmart. But we did in any case find some interesting tidbits. Every state has one or two retailers that are above or below the national state averages. What does your state say about where you are most likely to shop?
Like to get down into the numbers? Use the interactive map below to see the percentage changes per state. Green indicates above the average while blue indicates below.
Our process: We took sales numbers per merchants from 2016, broke them down by state and found the state average. Then we looked at which states were significantly above or below those averages. The findings are very interesting.
Top Retailers in famous states.
California’s got the name for their tech companies, but is that all just perception or are Californians really more tech savvy than the rest of us? San Jose’s star is eBay and yes, if you live in California it may be your favorite online stop!
Nordstrom was started in 1901 in Washington and they’ve kept their presence there. Of all the department stores, Nordstrom is the clear winner in the state, seems like they’ve got local loyalty! Or maybe it’s just the employee discounts…
Where are you most likely to go if your best friend wanted something to eat and a place to sleep? If you live in Virginia, the answer is most likely Petsmart! As a matter of fact, pet ownership is sky high in Virginia – it’s one of the highest in the US of A.