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 - Offer Ordering

Select the prices which are preferred for the default profit calculation.

Sales Estimates - Rank Ordering

Select the sales rank on which to base sales estimates.

Hazmat/Shipment Restriction Check Disclaimer

The Hazmat and Shipment Restricions columns will only show data if you agree to this disclaimer.

All analysed ASINs will need to be automatically added to your FBA inventory, with a 0 stock and no listing/offers or incoming shipments. Each will carry the prefix “PC2_” to make these easy to identify. In most cases this should not cause any issues, but if you do, the FBA Item Archiver tool can be used to archive these ASINs.

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.

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.