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Retail Math 101


Retail math refers to a set of formulas used by retail businesses in their day-to-day operations, to calculate certain retail KPIs and metrics that measure the performance of the business.

What Goes Under Retail Math

Retail math includes formulas related to the following areas of retail:

  • Sales Metrics
  • Inventory Metrics
  • Financial Metrics
  • Pricing Formulas
You can download a free cheat sheet for those formulas from here.
Retail Math Connections

What matters more than the basic formulas, however, is the key connections between the different metrics, and how they can be used together to give a better picture about the performance of the business and equip the manager with the right insights to make business decisions.

Importance of Retail Math for Managers & Owners

It is very important for store owners, retail business managers, and anyone starting a retail business to understand and practice using the different retail math formulas on a regular basis, in order to be able to make the right decisions for the business.

We explain all the formulas and metrics, as well as the applications of those metrics and how they connect with each other in this retail math course.

We then take this further and apply it into the different areas of running the retail business in each respective course for each function. And, finally, we use those metrics to drill down and assess the different areas of the business in the Retail Business Performance Analysis course.

Below are different resources that will get you started with retail math.



Take the online retail math fundamentals course.

Video lectures, quizzes, case study & certificate of completion


Download the retail math formulas cheat sheet & excel calculators.

Templates, printables, forms,..& more


Test your retail math knowledge with this free online quiz

Online test with answers