Vendor Central Promotions, Coupons and Deals
With each lightning deal that you create and submit, you will be presented with a funding and fee agreement, which outlines how you will be billed for the promotion, which you will be required to accept in order for your lightning deal campaign to go live. Alternately Amazon will submit purchase orders. If they choose to buy the inventory from you at the promotional cost.show more
In which case the purchase orders become the agreements to locate funding and fee agreements, select promotions from the dropdown menu of the merchandising tab on the top menu of vendor central on the next page. Use the refined by filter section on the left of the page to search for your lightning deals, campaigns and select lightning deal from the promotion type dropdown menu.
In the table to the rights locate the lightning deal campaign. You wish to view the agreement and billing invoices for, and click on the promotion details link, in the top right hand corner of the campaign block. In the promotions details table, there will be a clickable link to the right of the field funding agreement.
This clickable link is the number of your agreement for reconciliation and recognition thereof. When reconciling your deductions from your payment REITs, from Amazon click on this link, you will be taken to the co-op page where you can download the invoices for this promotion. By clicking the view invoices link to the right of the agreement on the next table, you will be able to download your invoice as a PDF or Excel and download the backup report explaining the invoice.
Explaining the invoice. The backup report will give a rebate value per line item, which is as per the agreement. So it’s easily calculable when reconciling the backup report and the invoice against the agreement. And your metrics mentioned in the previous video to view the agreement again, click the, see your co-op agreement button at the top right side of the co-op page, which can also be located from the dropdown menu of the payments tab on the top menu of vendor central and a co-op.
On the next page, select the accepted or rejected tab at the top of the page to view all your agreements from the table provided locate your funding agreement number and click on the title link to open the agreement you are also then able to print this agreement for your reconciliation file by clicking the print button at the bottom of the agreement pop up.
This agreement will show you the per unit discount in dollars alongside each one of the ASINs in this campaign. In this instance, the per unit discount is 2 US dollars and 94 cents per ASIN. Going back to our backup report, you can easily work out that the rebate is indeed to us dollars and 94 cents per unit sold.
The per unit funding on your campaign is also two us dollars and 94 cents. The amount spent in your metrics or results is 26 US dollars and 46 cents. And the backup report rebate. Total is 26 US dollars and 46 cents. The invoice is also for $26 and 46 cents. The unit sold on your metrics is nine units. And the total quantity on your backup report is nine units.
Your invoice also says that the per unit funding was $2 94 cents, and that nine units were sold in this campaign. Further to this. There is still the fee agreement. Each lightning deal promotion has a base merchandising fee. This is a one time flat fee that will be invoiced separately after the promotion ends.
If your deal is suppressed before going live, you won’t be charged. However, if you deal is suppressed after going live, you will be charge. Promotions may be suppressed after they go live. If for example, Amazon runs out of inventory or the promotional funding you provided does not support a promotional price that beats the lowest price in the trailing 30 days by at least 5%.
The fee amount will depend on when your promotion goes live. The current fee structure in the US is as follows 150 US dollars for non-event days. 500 US dollars for prime day, 300 US dollars for the week of prime day, 500 US dollars for black Friday or cyber Monday and 300 US dollars for a holiday.
The fair amount shown is based on the start date you proposed. If the start date changes, you’ll be charged the base merchandising fee applicable to the actual start date of your promotion. To now view your fee agreement for the above. Go back to your promotion details page as explained earlier, and click the link alongside the fee agreement field, noting that this clickable link is also the number of your agreement for search purposes.
You will be taken to the co-op page, where you can download the invoices for this promotion. By clicking the view invoices link to the right of the agreement on the next table, you will be able to download your invoice as a PDF or Excel and download the backup report, explaining the invoice to view the agreement again, click there, see your carb agreements button.
At the top right side of the co-op page, which can also be located from the dropdown menu of the payments tab on the top menu of vendor central and the co-op on the next page, select the accepted or rejected tab at the top of the page to view all your agreements. From the table provided locate your fee agreement number and click on the title link to open the agreement.
You are also then able to print this agreement for your reconciliation file. By clicking the print button at the bottom of the agreement pop up, this agreement will show you what your merchandising fee is for this promotion based on the dates, when the promotion. That is whether it was during an event time or a non-event time, the corresponding invoice will also have the same amount in dollars or whatever currency you are currently using as the agreement does in this instance, 300 US dollars.
Most of these agreements and invoices are deducted from payments that Amazon makes to you for the purchase orders they place with you.