eBay Deals / Subsidies
eBay Deals is a program in which eBay will credit a merchant for selling specific items to encourage them to sell at a lower price. For example, if eBay wants a certain cell phone for sale on their site, they will make a deal for the merchant to sell the phone at $50 off the regular price, and eBay will credit the merchant $50 per sale. At the end of the month, they Paypal the total subsidy to the merchant.
SellerCloud can manage eBay Daily Deals by including the subsidy into the order's P&L. The actual subsidy amount can be exported to QuickBooks as a paid invoice for accurate accounting (learn more).
- Enable the client setting Enable eBay Subsidy.
- On each product's eBay Properties, the following fields will display:
- Enable the subsidy, populate the subsidy date range, enter the negotiated subsidy credit, and Save.
- Revise the eBay price to the negotiated sale price. See below for the client settings.
- eBay orders with an order date within the subsidy date range will have the subsidy credited to the P&L. The credit will display in the P&L Adjustments field, and it will be documented in the order note. Subsidies for a shadow SKU will be applied to the order even if the parent SKU displays in the order (when client setting Display Shadow Parent SKU in Manage Orders or Always deduct inventory from Shadow Parent has been enabled).
- When the Client Setting Validate Selling Price is greater than < 110 % > of SiteCost is enabled, the revised price can be set at a lower price than the percentage set, provided the following:
- When adding the subsidy amount, the sum is greater than the set percentage (eBay Price + subsidy amount > 110% of Site cost)
- If the subsidy from/to date is within current date
- Likewise, the Client Setting Put Order on Hold if Selling Price is less than < >% of SiteCost will factor in the eBay subsidy amount to determine if the order should be placed on hold