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Apply Import Cost to a Branch Transfer

Last updated 22/01/2021

How import costs such as freight fees and duty can be applied to Products on a Branch Transfer to calculate accurate landed costs.

Overview


Cin7 calculates landed costs very accurately. 

Prior to applying Import Costs to a Branch Transfer, ensure you have entered the import cost invoice directly in Accounting Software. In addition to this, install the Accounting Dashboard to your Cin7 account.

To apply Import Costs to a Branch Transfer:

  1. Open the Branch Transfer which you would like landed cost to be added
  2. Under the Landed Cost section, use the dropdown box to select the type of Import Cost you want to be added as a part of the landed cost
  3. Apply costs in your home currency for each line item.

Distribution of Costs


The total costs are allocated to products as follows:

Freight Costs

Freight costs can be distributed in three different ways:

Method Description
Value This is the default method used. Freight costs are distributed by value, so the more expensive items receive a larger portion of the freight cost. This method is most appropriate if all your items have similar weights and dimensions.
Weight This method uses weight - the heavier items receive a larger portion of the freight. The weight of each product is specified in the product details page. This method is most appropriate if the weights of your products vary significantly.
Cubic Metres The method uses volume - the larger items receive a larger portion of the freight. The dimensions of each product are specified in the product details page. This method is most appropriate if the size of your products vary significantly.
Customs

Customs Duty is distributed over the entire order by the value of the products, i.e. the more expensive goods receive a larger portion of the Duty.

FAQs

Can I add another account to the Landed Cost account dropdown?

Yes.  Please read the help article on How to Add Custom Landed Cost field.

I see your weights and dimensions are in metric. Can they be changed to imperial?

While the field description can't be changed, entering weight as pounds or ounces will work provided you enter the units consistently across all your products, and the weight is in whole units. The same goes for dimensions.