Last updated 22/01/2021
Cin7 calculates landed costs very accurately.
To apply Import Costs to a Purchase:
Once the costs have been applied, you can choose how the cost is distributed amongst the products:
Cin7 provides a useful report to break down exactly how costs have been distributed for a particular order. To view this report, hover over the cog icon in the Purchase Order module and then click ReportSee Purchase Order Report for more information.
The total costs are allocated to products as follows:
Freight costs can be distributed in three different ways:
|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 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).
Yes. See the How to Add A Custom Landed Cost Field Help article for additional information.
Although the the field description cannot be changed, if you enter weight as "pounds" or "ounces", the given field will respect the entered value and the cost distribution should work without issue provided you enter the unit consistently across all your products, and the weight is in whole units. The same goes for dimensions.
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