Transaction Reports Overview

Overview

Transaction reports are product-based reports that show details about related transactions, such as payments and refunds. There are two types of transactions:

TRANSACTION TYPEEXAMPLES
Debit – Increases an asset or expense account or decreases a liability or equity account.
  • Payment
  • Fees
  • Item Cost
Credit – Increases a liability or equity account or decreases an asset or expense account.
  • Sales Refund
  • Fee Refund

Important! Debits and credits can have both positive and negative values based on the type of account they impact:

  • Positive debit: Customer payment to you debits (increases) your bank account.
  • Negative debit: Your payment to a channel debits (increases) your accounts payable account.
  • Positive credit: Refunding a customer credits (decreases) your bank account.
  • Negative credit: Obtaining a refund from a channel credits (decreases) your accounts payable account.

Transaction Reports vs. Product Profit Reports

While product profit reports show payments and refunds per product, transaction reports break these down at the transaction level.


Transaction Reports vs. Sales Reports

Accounting departments prefer transaction reports over sales reports because they provide true per-month/time period income and expenditure.

For example, if you sell $100,000 of orders in December but process $5,000 worth of returns in January:

REPORT TYPEBEHAVIOR
Product profit and sales reports:Apply returns of $5,000 to the orders, and recalculate December’s P&L to sales of $95,000.
Transaction reports:Retain $100,000 for calculating December’s P&L, and add $5,000 to the month of January.

Transaction Reports

Sellercloud offers the following transaction reports:

Amazon disposal fees are added to the following reports: Profit by Product Summary, Profit by Product Details, and Transaction Details by Date.

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