Quickly find answers to your retail financial questions. Specially for busy retailers.
Proven and helpful resources, available only from The ROI.
From "Accounts Payable" to the Working Capital Wheel".
Your quick reference resource for the financial terms used in retail.
Quick Quizzes for Retailers • Retail Financial Basics
Just ten questions each.
Confidential. Results for your eyes only.
Take one. Or take them all. Anytime.
Free! And they're fun.
PROFITS & DEBT Management
1. How well do you know the P&L? take the Profits quiz
2. How about the Balance Sheet? take the Balance Sheet quiz
Want to know more about managing profits and debt? Go to the RETAIL PROFITS section at The ROI.
3. How ready are you to be a true merchant? take the quiz on Inventory Management & Open-to-Buy
Want to know more about managing inventory and Open-to-Buy plans? Go to the INVENTORY CONTROL section at The ROI.
4. Ready to manage the life blood of your business? take the Cash Flow quiz
Need to know more about managing cash flow in your stores? Go to the CASH FLOW CONTROL section at The ROI.
Check Your Retail Sales Potential
"Just wondering...Do we have enough inventory for our sales?"
Find out fast. For free!
GMROI Growth & "Bankability" Rater
In just seconds, calculate your GMROI (Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment.) Then, see how you compare to the median-performing retailer in your segment.
This unique index, developed exclusively for the retail industry, shows your capacity to finance your growth.
Look at Your Numbers Like a Pro!
Easily track results by month and year-to-date.
Save time – quickly compare to LY – and to PLAN!
The ROI's quick reference "cheat sheet" for key retail ratios.
The formulas. Where to find the numbers.
And what each ratio tells you.
How are your comp store sales versus last year?
How do your results compare?
Monthly Retail Sales Trend Charts
See sales results compared to the same month in the prior year,
for the trailing six months.
Quickly compare your sales trends to others in your retail sector.
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Are your profits hiding in plain slight?
Find them fast – with The PROFIT Finder!
Need to fast-track your analysis, forecasting, or "what if...?" planning? Do it automagically with The ROI's SPEEDY Expense Analyzer. Free!
Since 1999, empowering retailers and store owners to "Turn on your financial headlights!"