This article discusses Paypal fees, which can be downloaded through an eBay sales channel. The option to download fees is found in the Details page of the eBay sales channel.
When this option is selected, Paypal fees will be downloaded at the same time as their linked sale. If a sale is downloaded, but Paypal fees are not set to download at that time, the Paypal fee will not download after turning the setting on, unless the order is deleted and downloaded for a second time.
If you're posting your fees into Sage accounts, the settings for how they are posted are held in the Accounts -> Nominals screen within the channel.
You are able to choose which nominal code, bank account and department you want them to be posted into, along with the tax code. You also have the choice of posting the fees as a summary transaction, or as individual amounts for every different fee.
Once Paypal fees have been downloaded, the Paypal Fees option becomes available in the Reporting screen.
The Paypal Fees screen itself will display a monthly summary of all your Paypal fees.
This can then be drilled down into to display all the individual fees for that month.
This gives the date for each fee, the Paypal transaction ID, the buyer's name and amount. It also shows whether the fees have been posted to the Accounts (True) or not (False), and, if they have, it stores the transaction number from Sage so they can be easily identified.
You can filter this list to show only unposted fees if you wish. If posting as summary entries, the fee date option at the top allows you to choose what date appears on the Sage transactions.
There are a number of further options:
Reset: If a fee has already been posted to the accounts, you can use this option to select it to be posted again. This is useful if you've had to restore a backup in Sage, for example, and are now missing this information.
Delete: Sometimes you may wish to delete fees. This can only be done if the fee has not already been posted to the accounts, in order to maintain traceability.
Back: Takes you back to the summary screen.
To Accounts: Posts the selected fees to the accounts as either a summary or individual entries. These will appear in your chosen nominal and in the bank account as a bank payment.
To Excel: This will generate an excel spreadsheet of the displayed fees.