Jungle Scout automatically imports all of your Amazon sales and expense data, but to get an accurate view of your profitability, you'll need to enter your cost of goods and shipping expenses.
Use the side panel inside the Product Costs & Settings dashboard to enter your Cost of Goods (COGs) and Supplier Shipping expenses.
Each time you make a sale, we'll use the Total Cost Per Unit (along with order-related Amazon expenses we automatically record, like fulfillment fees) to calculate your total costs for an order. The total costs are then subtracted from the sales price to show you your profit.
Manually Adding your Product Costs
- Navigate to the Product Costs & Settings dashboard
- Find your product in the list or search by name, ASIN or SKU.
- To add/edit your product costs and/or logistics information, click on the View button or anywhere on the product line once you hover over it.
- This will bring up the side panel where you can enter the Cost of Goods and Inbound Shipping information
- Enter your Effective Date → the date range that corresponds with the sale of your product and the associated cost to use in calculations.
⚠️You only need to enter an 'Effective From' date. 'Effective To' dates are automatically calculated based on the previous 'Effective From' dates. Units sold on or after the 'effective from' date will use the costs entered for that date range in calculations. We will use this cost up until the next effective date entry or indefinitely if there are no other effective dates entered.
Use the dropdown to choose a specific calendar date or to select 'Since Product Launch'. If you choose this option, the system will automatically go back and find the first recorded sale of the item and use the corresponding cost entered.
- Next, enter your Cost Details:
- COGS Per Unit: Cost of labor and materials to produce your product. This is usually the price per unit on your invoice or purchase order.
- Shipping Cost per Unit: Cost of shipping your product from the production site. This is also a per-unit cost so be sure to divide your total shipping by the number of units purchased.
- Misc. Cost per Unit: Any other cost related to this item that you would like to be used in the cost calculation each time you make a sale.
💡 It's important that you add Cost of Goods and Supplier Shipping for every product you sell on Amazon. Misc. Cost is optional.
For more information on 📘 Using "Effective Date" when your Costs Change, be sure to read our article on this topic.
- Once you fill out every field, click the check mark to save your Product Costs. You can always edit this information by clicking the ellipsis icon in the relevant row and choosing Edit
Adding your Product Logistics Information
Scroll down to the bottom of the side panel until you reach the Product Logistics section and click the add/edit button:
- Reorder Days of Supply → Taken from the Product Costs Page (you need to add this info manually as part of your product costs). This represents how many additional days of selling you'll have once your next inventory reorder arrives.
- Lead Time → Taken from the Product Costs Page (you need to add this info manually as part of your product costs). This represents how many days it takes for your product to be manufactured, shipped, and delivered to an Amazon Fulfillment Center.
Adding your Product Cost in Bulk → Import/Export Feature
The Download CSV and Upload CSV options allow you to request a CSV file via email with all your products (you can select to export data for all your products, or active or inactive ones only). This will let you enter your product costs in bulk and then import the edited CSV file directly into Jungle Scout.
Please go over the 📘 Product Costs & Settings → Adding your Product Cost in Bulk (Import/Export Feature) article for more information on how to use this option.