Overview of all Settings

Marketplace Setup

Used to configure MWS API access. This is required to be able to access any Amazon data.

See: https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/229394

Currencies

Default List and shipping fee currency

This is the default currency that will be shown on Run Settings under 6. Costs are in, and when creating a new cost profile.

Your Operating Currency

This is the default selected on Run Settings under 7. Return profits in.

Add a fixed percentage commission
reduce rates by X%

This affects currency calculation by adding a spread to all mid-market rates. Please see https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/139657275 for details.

Manually override individual commission rates

Allows individual rates to be set with a higher or lower spread percentage. Please see https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/139657275 for details.

See: https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/139657275

Data / Columns

Allows you to create a customised output with the data you really need. You can organise secondary data into multiple Excel worksheets and create custom columns for frequently used proprietary calculations that you might otherwise copy and paste from file to file and sheet to sheet.

See: https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/139591799, https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/142475286

Filters

Setting

Specific Option

 

Setting

Specific Option

 

UPC/EAN/ISBN Lookups

Keyword Search

Return all results

Returns all results from an ID lookup. Please note that the MWS API will never return more than 10.

 

Only return top N by current Best Seller Rank
(only available on ID Lookup)

Returns the top N results in descending order of current (spot) BSR. The maximum is 10, which is effectively equivalent to returning all.

 

Only return first N items

Return the first N items, in the order returned by the MWS API. This will usually be by ‘relevance’ or by ‘featured’. The exact ordering is determined by Amazon.

Major Brands

 

Maintain a list of brands that are always ignored or filtered out. See https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/139919389 for details.

This screen also allows you to create customised filters that are executed on any built-in data point, which will not only eliminate results that simply aren’t worth investigating, but also speed up your runs by throwing out garbage results as early as possible, and not even bothering to download data for them when it’s no longer needed anyway.

See: https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/156827651

Analysis Options

Browser/Storefront product cost

Cost to use when using the Amazon Browser to run a file. See https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/139657217/Amazon+Browser#Cost-Percentage

Slow down the browser

Increases Amazon Browser reliability at expense of speed. See https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/139657217/Amazon+Browser#Slow-down-the-browser

MFN BuyBox Premium

Adds a premium to MFN only products when analysing against FBA.

Profit Calculation - Reference Offer Selection Order

Adjust which price is used as the Reference Offer (used in the default profit calculation). Prices are considered in the specified order and the first available one is used.

Only consider In-stock offers

When checked, this option makes PC2 ignore offers which are not immediately shippable. This means all offers where the availability is not ‘NOW’.

An offer, including the buybox itself, can be considered ‘not immediately shippable’ even if the availability date is the very next day. If you find some offers being skipped, please check if the expected delivery date is a little later than usual. That could be a hint that it isn’t immediately available, and you may want to try turning this off if you get better results that way.

Sales Estimates - Rank Ordering

Select the order in which sales ranks are considered to create sales estimates. The first available rank is used to produce the default “Est. Sales / Month” figure, which also feeds into “Est. Share of Sales” and “Est. Share of Revenue”.

The special STOP entry allows you to prevent certain ranks from being considered. Only those above this entry will be used, the ones below are ignored.

Packaging Overrides

Since 3.0.10

Allows you to specify packaging to override “AMZ Multi Pack Qty" for items where Amazon catalog information is incorrect. The file is automatically reloaded on edit and uses the following comma separated format:

# <- lines beginning with a hash/pound are considered comments and blank lines are ignored, as are leading or trailing spaces.

Rules:
ASIN, packaging, marketplace ID(s)

Marketplace IDs are optional. If not specified, the override will apply to all supported markets. Otherwise specify one or more, also separated by comma, for targeted override.

Later rules can augment earlier ones. For example:

#Override packaging for ASIN 0000000000 with 5 for all markets:
000000000,5
#Override packaging for ASIN 0000000000 with 10 for markets US and UK only:
000000000,10,US,UK
#Override packaging for ASIN 0000000000 with 5 for all markets, but 10 for US and UK only
000000000,5
000000000,10,US,UK

 

Diagnostics:

When an override is triggered, the “Diagnostics” column will contain an entry showing both the original and the replacement value. This will allow you to adapt your override rules, for example where the Amazon catalog information has been updated.

ASIN Scoring

Allows you to create a biased score per product, assigning arbitrary points to the value of arbitrary built-in data points. This will speed up your analysis by prioritising promising products, and is much more powerful than the simple black & white approach used in Filters. However, you can also filter on the score itself!

Prep, Ship, VAT, etc - a.k.a. Cost Profiles

Allows you to create different profiles based on fulfillment type, supplier location, target market, etc. Using cost profiles allows PC2 to account for single and multipack prep costs, VAT (registered or not), shipping from your supplier and/or to Amazon.

If you don’t intend to use FBA, switch to MFN and allow for shipping to the customer instead.

See https://pricechecker2.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/PC2/pages/792887298

Save/Restore

Allows you to make a backup of your configuration, or save entire setups as profiles to use for different suppliers or lists. It’s also the easiest way to move your configuration to another machine, or to your VA.