## Profit Margin Calculator

Calculates average profit margin for one or more items. Intended for use when you're calculating average profit margin for an order or entire customer relationship. Enter information as one line per item. The system allows for lazy data entry (2 to 4 values per line, see details below).

Total Sales: \$ 812.50
Total Cost: \$ 643.75
Margin Dollars: \$ 168.75
Profit Margin: 20.77%
Retail Markup: 26%

### Tool Overview - Profit Margin Calculator

The calculator can accept data in of three formats. New line for each item, separate values with a comma. Here's the logic.

• Two items per line (10, 5): "garage sale" mode; the calculator assumes each item has a quantity of one, first value is price, second is cost.
• Three items per line (5, 10, 5) - "order calculator"; calculator assumes you're using unit prices and quantities; first is quantity, second is price, third is cost. Good if you're building up an order (3 cases of this, 4 cases of that..)
• Four items per line (milk, 5, 10, 5) - a more civilized version of the order calculator; we assume the first value is an item name or label, second is quantity, third is price, forth is cost. Useful if you want to keep details straight.