Amazon Seller Central issues invoices for seller fees such as Product Ads, and FBA fees including Fulfillment Fees and Storage Fees. Depending on your jurisdiction, these invoices may be important for tax reclamation and other purposes.
Any fees that are deducted from your seller account will appear in your A2X settlements. A2X will capture them as transactions, and post them to your general ledger based on the mapping rules that you have defined for each type of transaction.
For example, an Amazon Advertising invoice may include a series of charges over the course of a month such as the following:
If these fees are deducted from your seller central account (rather than say a separately-provided credit card), in the A2X settlements these fees will appear as corresponding advertising transactions as follows:
Each fee that appears in an invoice will appear in a settlement with a corresponding marketplace, posting date, type of transaction and the amount.
If you are attempting to reconcile these transactions between the Amazon invoices and the A2X settlements, you may notice differences between the posting date in the settlement and the corresponding date in the invoice. For FBA fees in particular there can be a time lag of up to four weeks between when the order transaction was completed and when the fee is posted to the settlement. These fees appear in the invoice based on the transaction complete date, but may be marked by Amazon as deferred transactions for a small number of orders for a longer than usual period of time before they are posted to a settlement, due to delivery issues or other reasons for which they determine.
You may also receive credit notes for refunded fees or retro-charges for a re-charge for a product that was not returned. These fees will also have a posting date in the settlements which may be different from the date indicated in the invoice.