Quickly find answers to your retail financial questions. Specially for busy retailers. 

Proven and helpful resources, available only from The ROI.



The ROI Glossary of Retail Financial Terms

From "Accounts Payable" to the Working Capital Wheel".

Your quick reference resource for the financial terms used in retail. 

Quick Quizzes for Retailers

Take a quick quiz10-question quizzes. They're free. And fun!

PROFITSHow well do you know the P&L? How about the Balance Sheet? 

INVENTORY CONTROL: How ready are you to be a true merchant?

CASH FLOW: Ready to manage the life blood of your business?

Index of Sales Potential

Check Your Retail Sales Potential 

"Just wondering...Do we have enough inventory for our sales?"

Find out fast. For free!

Retail Growth & "Bankability" Rater

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!

Formulas for Key Retail Ratios

The ROI's quick reference "cheat sheet" for key retail ratios.

The formulas. Where to find the numbers. 

And what each ratio tells you.

Compare Monthly Sales to Last Year

Compare monthly retail sales
"How are sales versus L.Y. in your retail sector?"

Monthly sales results by retail sectors, compared to same month in the prior year. 

PROFIT Finder | Expense Analyzer

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!"