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This section will offer a financial overview of The Shipping Centre as it relates to the marketing activities. The Centre will address break-even analysis, sales forecasts, expense forecasts and how they link to the marketing activities.

Break-even Analysis

The break-even analysis indicates that $16,875 is needed in monthly revenue to reach the break-even point.

Break-even Analysis

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Break-even Analysis
  
Monthly Revenue Break-even$14,443
  
Assumptions: 
Average Percent Variable Cost41%
Estimated Monthly Fixed Cost$13,125

Sales Forecast

The first month will be spent setting up the business. There will not be any sales activity during this time period. By the second month the store will be open to customers and they will begin to trickle in. It will not be until months four and five that a steady stream of customers begin using the shipping centre.

For the shipping and fax service The Shipping Centre expects a steady increase in business. For the P.O. Boxes, there will be a steady increase until the boxes are near full utilization and then there will be a plateau of sales activity from the boxes.

 

Sales Forecast

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Sales Forecast
 200320042005
Sales   
Shipping customers$195,425$365,412$389,850
P.O. Box customers$24,732$26,000$26,987
Total Sales$220,157$391,412$416,837
    
Direct Cost of Sales200320042005
Shipping customers$87,941$164,435$175,433
P.O. Box customers$2,473$2,600$2,699
Subtotal Direct Cost of Sales$90,414$167,035$178,131

Expense Forecast

The marketing expenses will be budgeted so that they are fairly high during the first quarter of operation. This is designed to generate awareness for the start-up organization. Throughout the remainder of the year, expenses will peak in various months, corresponding to busier periods of the year.

Marketing Expense Budget

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Marketing Expense Budget
 200320042005
Yellow Pages$2,400$2,400$3,000
Other$4,350$4,800$5,500
Other$0$0$0
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Total Sales and Marketing Expenses$6,750$7,200$8,500
Percent of Sales3.07%1.84%2.04%

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