I looked at my earnings for February, and it shows that I've earned: $308.49 in gross earnings.... However... I've made $313.83 USD from: February 1st -> Febraury 17th My earnings report does not appear to be calculating the ENTIRE month of February... My gross earnings for February should be (according to my sales report): $442.59 So if we take: $442.59 - $308.49 We get: $134.10 difference... Now let's add in the refunds: The refunds for February were: $13.86 $442.59 - $13.86 = $428.73 My earnings report tells me the refunds are: $9.66 USD $308.49 - $9.66 = $298.83 USD Now let's do the tax: What I should be issued on my next cheque/check: $428.73 - 30% = $300.11 USD What my payment report states I will be issued: $298.83 - 30% = $209.18 USD The difference: $90.93 This is utmost very unfortunate. I'm not sure how this mistake happened but I would like it to be fixed. I don't know how my earnings report lost around $90.93. This is most definitely not what I should be earning. What went wrong? Was there a mistake made? Or is there something I'm not seeing here.... If I'm not mistaken, amazon will pay you: Gross Earnings - Refunds - 30% The 30% being their share of the profits. =============== So if we take: $442.59 - $308.49 We get: $134.10 difference... =============== How did my earnings go from: $442.59 to $308.49 for the month of February? Or is it just that it's not calculating it for the entire month of February and I should get more money on my next check?
Something really dirty is happening on Amazon marketplace. The interface is purposefully obtuse so that it is difficult to understand what is happening to your earnings and why. Amazon is pocketing the confusion and that is illegal. Jon
I have been told to download the .CSV file from my earnings report. However this does not show how my payments report has so much more little money than on my earnings. The only thing that should be taxed off is their share of the profits: 30% They definitely are not giving me the money I'm supposed to be getting. Message was edited by: charyb Message was edited by: charyb
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