Sales Volume Required to Break Even Calculator

small business owner calculating Sales Volume Required to Break Even

If you’re a new small business owner or looking to add a new product to your line of offerings, you’ll want to know your break-even point.

The calculator below can help you set your price per unit by comparing fixed costs, variable costs and estimated number of sales.


Simply put, revenue from a sale must be more than the cost to create and deliver the product in order for you to make a profit.How will lowering the price of an item or a higher production cost affect your monthly revenue? Can you still break even if you run a significant sale on a popular item? These are questions the sales volume calculator can help answer.

Frequently Asked Questions


How to calculate break even point?

Calculate a break even point by dividing fixed production costs by revenue per unit.

How to identify a fixed cost vs. a variable cost?

Fixed costs do not change based on how many products you sell, while variable costs fluctuate.

Need more help managing your cash flow or accepting payment for your goods? SouthState’s Small Business solutions are tailored to your needs and offer security and simplicity.

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  • This calculator is an illustrative tool meant for educational purposes only. The default figures and examples shown are hypothetical and may not be applicable to your individual situation. Furthermore, these calculations may not reflect the terms available for any loan, investment or other financial product offered by SouthState Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”). The calculations do not infer that the Bank assumes any fiduciary duties. The calculations provided should not be construed as financial, legal or tax advice. In addition, such information should not be relied upon as the only source of information. This information is supplied from sources we believe to be reliable but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Hypothetical illustrations may provide historical or current performance information. Past performance does not guarantee nor indicate future results.
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