If you are missing settlement reports or need older historical ones for either Amazon or eBay then this article will help.

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Amazon

  1. How to pull in settlements that are missing

  2. If your Amazon account shows only Flat Files, not Flat File V2 buttons

How to pull in settlements that are missing

During your free trial Link My Books pulls your latest 90 days worth of settlements from Amazon.

If you are missing settlements or you need more historical settlements pulling in to Link My books then follow these instructions.

To get more settlement history than the included 90 days you need to be subscribed to a plan, then follow the instructions below:

Go into your seller central account and navigate to:

Reports > Payments > All Statements

On that page should be a list of all of your past settlements from Amazon:

The older settlements will have "Request Report" beside them. On clicking that Amazon will generate Flat File V2 reports for these settlements.

Once the settlements show the "Download Flat File V2" button, as shown below they should drop in to Link My Books within 48 hours. You do not need to download the reports or send them to support.

After 2 days if your settlements are still not showing in Link My Books then please contact support and include a screenshot of your settlements in Amazon showing that the flat file V2 reports are available. At this point you can download the files and send them to support for us to manually investigate.

IMPORTANT Please note that Link My Books needs the Flat File V2 reports and does not work with the older Flat Files. See the section below on dealing with older Flat Files.

This is generally caused because you seller account is still on the old version of settlement files.

We use the Flat File V2 format and if your account is still on the old Flat File version then we can't import your settlements.

This can be resolved though - just follow these steps:

Go to your seller central account and navigate to:

Reports > Payments > All Statements

On that page should be a list of all of your past settlements from Amazon.

Under the Action column you will see some buttons to view and download the settlements.

What you are looking for is that you have the "Flat File V2" available, as shown here:

If you don't have the "Download Flat File V2" available then please send a seller support email to Amazon that specifically requests: "Please enable the new V2 flat file format settlement reports for my seller account". 

You may need to raise the case several times, or escalate the case to ensure a suitably qualified support rep from Amazon responds and actions the change. 

Sometimes if you only sell through MFN and not FBA you will need to create one FBA item listing in order for them to activate the V2 reporting.

If you do have the V2 format available then please reach out to us and we can troubleshoot further.

eBay

For eBay if you are missing any payout reports or need older historical ones then firstly ensure you are on a paid plan that includes the historical allowance that you need.

During the free trial period we import the last 90 days of payouts but on paid plans you can go back up to 24 months depending on the plan.

Remember that Link My Books only supports eBay Managed Payments reports and not sales made through PayPal so we can only go back as far as to when you started on eBay Managed Payments.

Once you subscribe to a paid plan please allow 48 hours for the system to import your older payouts, if this has not happened after 48 hours then please contact support.

If you are missing specific payouts then please reach out to our support team who can investigate this for you.

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