Product Profit Summary (Profit by Product Summary)

Overview

In this article, you will learn about Sellercloud’s Product Profit Summary report. This report shows Profit and Loss (P&L) information for each individual product by summarizing the order and/or non-order transactions within a specific period.

  • Order transactions – Debits (sales and payments, etc.) and credits (returns and refunds, etc.)
  • Non-order transactions – Sources can include:
    • Product-related transactions from the Amazon and eBay settlement reports
    • FBA disposal fees from the FBA Removal Shipment Order report
    • FBA inbound shipping costs (see note at top)
    • Product fees for Amazon’s sponsored ads’ total “Spend” (if imported from Seller Central’s Sponsored Products Ad report)
Non-order transactions only appear if you set the Date Type filter to Transaction.

The report includes the following information:

  • Sales and Revenue Summary: Quantity Sold, Quantity Returned, Subtotal, Shipping, Tax, Other Charges, Grand Total, Payments, Refunds, Adjustments, Items Cost, Shipping Cost, Commission, Tax Payable, Total Fees, Cash Profit, Accrual Profit, Cash Profit Margin, Accrual Profit Margin, and Accrual Refunds.
  • Costs and Fees Summary: Co-Op Fee, Discount, Dropship Fee, Gift Wrap, Handling, Insurance, Item Cost Total, Items Rebate, Posting Fee, Shipping Discount, Transaction Fee, Other Channel Fees, and Profit.
  • Product Information: SKU, Product Name, Product Type, ASIN, Brand, Manufacturer, Vendor Name, and Type.

This report can show FBA inbound shipping costs by product when filtering the Date Type by “Transaction” and the Channel by “FBA.” Dividing the cost per unit in the FBA shipment and showing it in this report is an alternative workflow to manually applying the cost per unit to the related orders as an adjustment.

Client setting Include FBA Inbound Shipping Costs in Profit by Product reports must be enabled for this workflow! This disables the client setting Include FBA Inbound Shipping Costs in Order Item P&L, removing the option to apply the shipping costs as an adjustment on the orders from the FBA inbound shipment’s Action menu.
For more information about Sellercloud’s Financial Reporting Suite, see the Reports FAQ.

Access and Customize the Report

To use the report, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Reports > Profit & Loss > Product Profit Summary.
  2. Set up the Default and Custom filters to have the report show precisely what you need.
  3. Click Search. Each filter you apply gets highlighted in a different color. If a filter is gray or not displayed at all, it’s not active.
  4. To manage the columns in the report, click the three dots icon on the top right and select Customize Columns. You can:
    1. Reorder columns by dragging them up or down in the list;
    2. Hide columns by clicking the Trash icons;
    3. Add columns by clicking Add column.
  5. To sort the data differently, use the Sort by menu.
  6. To save your filtering and sorting options, click Save view, type a Name and click Save.
  7. To export the full report to a spreadsheet, click Actions on the bottom right and select Export to Excel. Spreadsheets include all columns, including those hidden in the report.

Filter and Column Definitions

Click the drop-downs below for filter and column descriptions.

Default Filters
FILTER DESCRIPTION
Company Include only orders from one or more companies.
Channel Include only orders from one or more sales channels.
Date Range Select a preset time range from Yesterday to Last Year.
Date Enter the Start and End dates. For a single date, choose the same Start and End date.
Date Type Choose how to reflect orders and their associated activity:

  • Ship – View all orders and their associated activity where the ship date is in your selected range.
  • Order – View all shipped orders and their associated activity where the order date is in your selected range.
  • Transaction – View all order activity within your selected date range. This will use the ship date for sales (debit) transactions.
Custom Filters
FILTER DESCRIPTION
Accounting Basis Accounting Basis – Choose between:

  • Cash – Show Cash Profit and Cash Profit Margin in the report.
  • Accrual – Show Accrual Profit and Accrual Profit Margin in the report.

Note: This is related to settings that affect the default behavior of the report. To learn more, see Order Profit Calculation – Cash vs. Accrual.

Brand Include only orders with products from one or more brands.
Company Groups Include only products from one or more company groups.
Manufacturer Include only products from one or more manufacturers.
Order # Include only one or more specific orders by order number.
Product Type Include only products from one or more product types.
Purchaser Include only products bought by a specific purchaser.
SKU Include only one or more SKUs.
Sales Rep
Include only orders sold by a specific sales rep.
Settlement ID Include orders with specific settlement IDs. A settlement is a channel’s order-related fees, commissions, and taxes. 

  • This only appears if you set the Date Type filter to Transaction. 
  • Currently, this filter works for Amazon/FBA, Jet, eBay, Newegg, and Walmart Marketplace settlements.
Settlement Status Include only Amazon and FBA orders in one of two ways:

  • All – Shows profit for all orders regardless of settlement status.
  • Settled – Shows profit only for orders that have settlement data.
Show Precise Item Cost Show the precise item cost up to 4 decimal places.
Show Products By Kit Component
For kit products, show the kits’ component SKUs. Otherwise, the kits’ parent SKUs are shown by default. Note: This works for all kit types.
Show Products by Original SKU
Select Yes for the filter to show orders’ shadow SKUs. Select No to show the orders’ parent SKUs.
Vendor Include only products from one or more vendors.
Note: For Dropship orders, this will be the vendor that the products were actually purchased from.
Report Data
LEVEL 1 COLUMNS DESCRIPTION
SKU Shows the product’s SKU. For shadow products, this filter is dependent on the Show Products by Original SKU setting.
Product Name Shows the product’s name.
Product Type Shows the product type.
Qty Sold Shows the number of product units sold.
Qty Returned Shows the number of returned products.
Subtotal Shows the total amount of the items before any discounts, tax, shipping, etc.
Shipping The amount paid for shipping the order.
Tax Shows the amount paid for tax for the order.
Other Charges Shows the total handling, insurance, gift wrap, discount, and shipping discount.
Grand Total Shows the total amount of the order, calculated as such: (Subtotal + Shipping Total + Handling + Insurance + Gift Wrap + Tax) – (Discount + Shipping Discount).
Note: Only shown if you set the Accounting Basis custom filter to Accrual.
Payments The actual amount the buyer paid (usually the same amount as Grand Total unless there was an underpayment or overpayment).
Note: Only shown if you set the Accounting Basis custom filter to Cash.
Refunds Shows the total refund amount from orders.
Adjustments Shows any positive or negative adjustment amounts to orders.
Items Cost Shows the total amount paid to purchase all items, including refunds and other fees. This amount is based on the item cost on the date of the order, and the calculation method selected in the client setting Order Profit & Loss Calculated Using. This setting lets you calculate by Average Cost, Site Cost, or Last Cost. To get more information, go to Order Item Cost Calculation.

If the cost of an item on order is changed manually, follow these steps to have the updated cost reflected in the order’s profit and loss.

Shipping Cost Shows the cost of outbound shipping. Includes refunds on shipping costs.

  • For FBA – This includes the following types of fees: FBA Per Unit Fulfillment Fee, FBA Weight Based Fee, FBA Per Order Fulfillment Fee, Shipping Chargeback, Gift Wrap Chargeback, and Cross-Border Fulfillment Fee.

Enabling Predict shipping cost of an order in Client Settings will calculate an Estimated Shipping Cost based on the last 30 days.

When the Shipping Cost field is marked with an E, this indicates the Estimated Shipping Cost is being shown.

Commission Shows sales rep commission fees.
Tax Payable Shows the tax payable part of the order.
Total Fees Shows the total sum of the following: shipping cost, commission (channel selling fee), transaction fees (PayPal processing fee), posting fees (eBay listing fee and Reverb bump fee, dropship fees, co-op fees, and tax payable.
Profit Cash Profit or Accrual Profit, based on the Accounting Basis custom filter.
Profit Margin Cash Profit Margin or Accrual Profit Margin, based on the Accounting Basis custom filter.
ASIN Shows the product’s Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN).
Brand Shows the product’s brand.
Co-Op Fee Shows an allowance fee from select channels.
Discounts Shows the amount of any discounts applied to the order.
Dropship Fee Shows the vendor dropship fee.
Gift Wrap Shows the amount paid for gift wrapping for the order.
Handling Shows the amount paid for handling.
Insurance Shows the amount the buyer paid for order insurance.
Item Cost Total Shows the total item cost, calculated as such: (Item Cost – Rebate) + Shipping Cost + Commission + Transaction Fee + Posting Fee + Dropship Fee + Co-Op Fee + Tax Payable).
Items Rebate Shows the incentive amount the vendor reimburses for a product’s promotion.
Manufacturer Shows the product’s manufacturer.
Posting Fee Shows the eBay listing fee and Reverb bump fee.
Shipping Discount Shows any discount applied to the shipping.
Transaction Fee Shows the Paypal processing fee.
Vendor Name Shows the product’s vendor.
LEVEL 2 COLUMNS DESCRIPTION
Type Shows the product type.
Subtotal Shows the total amount of the items before any discounts, tax, shipping, etc.
Shipping The amount paid for shipping the order.
Tax Shows the amount paid for tax for the order.
Other Charges Shows the total handling, insurance, gift wrap, discount, and shipping discount.
Payments The actual amount the buyer paid (usually the same amount as Grand Total unless there was an underpayment or overpayment).
Note: Only shown if you set the Accounting Basis custom filter to Cash.
Refunds Shows the total refund amount from orders.
Grand Total Shows the total amount of the order, calculated as such: (Subtotal + Shipping Total + Handling + Insurance + Gift Wrap + Tax) – (Discount + Shipping Discount).
Note: Only shown if you set the Accounting Basis custom filter to Accrual.
Adjustments Shows any positive or negative adjustment amounts to orders.
Items Cost Shows the total amount paid to purchase all items, including refunds and other fees. 

This amount is based on the item cost on the date of the order, and the calculation method selected in the client setting Order Profit & Loss Calculated Using. This setting lets you calculate by Average Cost, Site Cost, or Last Cost. To get more information, go to Order Item Cost Calculation.

If the cost of an item on an order is changed manually, follow these steps to have the updated cost reflected in the order’s profit and loss.

Shipping Cost Shows the cost of outbound shipping. Includes refunds on shipping costs.

  • For FBA – This includes the following types of fees: FBA Per Unit Fulfillment Fee, FBA Weight Based Fee, FBA Per Order Fulfillment Fee, Shipping Chargeback, Gift Wrap Chargeback, and Cross-Border Fulfillment Fee.

Enabling Predict shipping cost of an order in Client Settings will calculate an Estimated Shipping Cost based on the last 30 days.

When the Shipping Cost field is marked with an E, this indicates the Estimated Shipping Cost is being shown.

Commission Shows sales rep commission fees.
Total Fees Shows the total sum of the following: shipping cost, commission (channel selling fee), transaction fees (PayPal processing fee), posting fees (eBay listing fee and Reverb bump fee, dropship fees, co-op fees, and tax payable.
Other Channel Fees Shows non-order-related transaction fees, including:

Profit Cash Profit or Accrual Profit, based on the Accounting Basis custom filter.
Profit Margin
Cash Profit Margin or Accrual Profit Margin, based on the Accounting Basis custom filter.

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