Enter the total sales ($) and the indirect sales ($) into the Direct Sales Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Direct Sales. 

Direct Sales Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Direct Sales. 

DS = TS – IS

  • Where DS is the Direct Sales ($)
  • TS is the total sales ($) 
  • IS is the indirect sales ($) 

How to Calculate Direct Sales?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Direct Sales.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total sales ($). 
    1. The total sales ($) is given as: 450.
  2. Next, determine the indirect sales ($). 
    1. The indirect sales ($) is provided as: 75.
  3. Finally, calculate the Direct Sales using the equation above: 

DS = TS – IS

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:


DS = 450 – 75 = 375 ($)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total sales ($) = 800

indirect sales ($) = 200

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

DS = TS – IS = ?