The Small Business Specialists
Phone: 13 12 49
If you are selling a physical product, the cost of goods sold (also called COGS, cost of sales, direct costs of sales, variable costs) forecast answers the question of how much it will cost to produce or stock your product.
Download the Business Tool: COGS forecast spreadsheet to complete your COGS
COGS vary directly with sales or production; the more items you sell or make, the more stock or components you need to buy, so the COGS forecast relates directly to the sales forecast.
To calculate the COGS forecast, include all direct costs of getting your products into inventory and ready for sale. For example: