cost-plus pricing


One method used by businesses to determine how to price goods and services. This type of pricing includes the variable costs associated with the goods, as well as a portion of the fixed costs of operating the business. It is calculated as (average variable cost + % allocation of fixed costs)*(1+ markup %). For example, if a business sells a microwave that has a variable cost of $15.00, a fixed cost allocation of $5, and a desired markup of 30%, the price of the microwave using this method would be ($15 + $5)*(1+0.30), or $26.

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Cost-plus pricing uses fixed and variable costs along with a markup percentage to determine the selling price of an item.

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