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Classification of Ecommerce fees on Income Stmt

One of my companies sells consumer product directly to consumers over the internet. The company uses Shopify, an ecomm platform, which is connected to Stripe, a credit card payment gateway/processor. Stripe is the merchant of record as they are doing the fraud check, authorizing the credit card, collecting funds and then remitting the proceeds to my company's bank account each week. Shopify charges a couple of % for transactions that go thru their platform. Stripe charges a couple % for each transaction that they clear. The NET proceeds (Shopify and Stripe fees taken out by those service providers as they control the funds) shows up in my company's bank account. e.g. Sale Price to Consumer = $100; Shopify fees = $2, Stripe fees = $3. So net amount of $95 shows up in my bank account. Should my company record $100 of revenue and also $5 of COGS for the Shopify and Stripe fees? Or should I record $95 of Net revenue (100 gross - 5 of sales adjustments)? Thanks for any input.


Title: CFO
Company: C-Suite Services
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(CFO, C-Suite Services) |

I would go gross and separately record the fees as COGS to arrive at the net. Your FP&A analysts will thank you.

Al Gil
Title: NA
Company: not applicable
(NA, not applicable) |

gross and record the fees.


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