Managing costs in A2X is quick and easy! We would like to share some points to note and hints to assist with the process:
- Cost upload files must be in CSV format
- The SKU must exactly match the Amazon SKU
- Cost prices can be uploaded as often as you like
- A2X will always use the current cost prices on file to calculate COGS
- When updating cost prices always Refresh the settlements in your A2X account after the upload is complete.
Handy Hint: Review your SKUs on the Manage Costs tab and if some are missing, click Refresh SKU's to ensure all SKUs are captured in your account.
1/ Prepare the costs template file for upload
Using the A2X cost template file
Go to the Advanced Costs tab and download your cost data as shown below.
Using your own cost template file
You can also create your own cost template file for this upload. All it needs to include is a column for the SKU's and a column for the costs.
The title 'SKU' should be entered in cell A1 and the title 'cost' should be entered in cell B1. List all of your SKU's in column A (starting from cell A2), and then list your cost prices in column B (starting from cell B2).
Remember to save the file as a CSV file type!
Here is an example of how the cost price template should look like:
2/ Upload the costs template file to A2X
When you are ready to upload your costs file, go back to Costs > Advanced Costs tab, select the currency and the CSV file you've created in the previous step, and click on 'Upload Costs' button.
'Add these new costs to the current costs' option
Let's assume that you have introduced 5 new SKUs that you want to add to your current costs in A2X.
If the costs CSV file that you wish to upload only contains the unit prices for these 5 new SKUs that you want to add to the existing list of costs, you would leave this box checked and they will be added to the list.
If you wanted to overwrite everything altogether with your new costs CSV file, then you should un-check this box.
Missing costs after the upload
A2X will check your cost upload file against your settlement data.
If it detects that there are missing cost prices, then you will see red Costs label on the Settlement page in A2X:
If you click 'Review' beside the settlement with the red Costs label, you will see that A2X has also provided you with a warning message:
You can click on the orange link: 'this template of current and missing SKUs' to download the CSV template. Then, enter the cost prices beside the SKUs that are missing them. Once all SKUs have a cost price, you can save the file as CSV file type and upload it back to A2X.
After the upload is complete, you can go to Cost History tab to check the results of your upload:
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