# How to Calculate Your Sales Numbers

One of the methods to actually make an impression in your gross sales is to not solely know your numbers, however understand how to calculate them? It is wonderful to me the variety of Salespeople I’ve come throughout who’re implausible in promoting, however cannot do the mathematics. If your commissions are sure by gross sales margin then promoting $70,000 monthly at a 30% margin is similar as promoting $42,000 at 50 %. If you may handle your margins you may work smarter, not more durable. The following are just a few equations that may make it easier to hold monitor of how you’re doing so there are not any surprises on the finish of the month.

**Gross Margin Percentage.**

(( Total sales-Cost of products bought(COGS))/Total Sales) *100

Lets say you bought $50,000 in paper clips and people clips price you $25,000. Your equation can be: $50,000-$25,000=$25,000. Then Divide $25,000 by $50,000 ($25,000/$50,000)=0.5 and multiply 0.5 by 100 to get 50%

**Sales Growth Percentage.**

(Current sales-Previous Sales)/Previous Sales

Your earlier gross sales could possibly be your gross sales from final month, final yr and so on. Say you needed to discover your Horizontal development (development over January). This month your gross sales had been $100,000 and in January your gross sales had been $60,000. Your equation would appear like this:

($100,000-$60,000)/$60,000=0.66667

Take your 0.66667 and multiply it by 100 to get 66.6%. Congratulations! You grew your gross sales 66.6% over January. This equation is all the time used to calculate development. Here’s one other Example. Lets say your final yr gross sales had been $1,750,567 (would not that be good) and this years gross sales had been $1,655,462. Here’s your equation:

($1,655,462-$1,750,567)/$1,750,467= -0.05427, multiply that by 100 to get your proportion. = -5.42%. Sorry, you had destructive development over final yr. You higher hit the streets!!

**Where are you pacing?**

Another vital quantity to know is how you’re trending or pacing. When I used to be department supervisor I might all the time ask my exterior salespeople what their numbers had been. Most of the time they might inform me how they had been doing so far as development, % of objective, margin and so on. The one quantity they all the time struggled with was how they had been pacing. Figuring out this quantity takes a bit of extra effort than most equations. Here’s the way you do it.

__ Step One. __You have to work out what number of gross sales days are within the month you’re in. Sales days normally run between 20 and 22 monthly.

__ Step Two.__ How many gross sales days have passed by? Lets say it is the center of the month and 10 days have passed by.

**Step Three.** Find your day by day common. You take your month to date gross sales quantity, let’s imagine $20,000 and divide it by the variety of days passed by (we determined 10 days in step Two.) $20,000/10= $2000. This quantity is known as “Daily Average”.

__ Step Four.__ You take your Daily Average ($2000) and multiply it by the whole variety of gross sales days within the month (let’s imagine 21). $2000 * 21 days= $42,000. $42,000 is the place you’re pacing for the month. The day by day common is a crucial quantity since gross sales days differ monthly. You can take a look at your gross sales numbers month to month and suppose you’re dong fairly nicely. Lets say in February you bought $40,000 and in March you bought $43,000. By these numbers alone you’d say that you just bought extra in March. But if you happen to take the day by day common you may see that you just truly bought extra in February. Here’s how:

February had 20 gross sales days and March had 23 gross sales days. February’s day by day common is $40,000/20= $2000 and March is $43,000/23= $1870. Always take a look at your day by day common!!