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Samsung Developer Program

Financial Report

For any month with one or more settled sales of your paid apps or in-app items, you can review for each settled sale: the total purchases, cancelations, resulting revenue, actual deductions, and your actual earnings (in local currency and USD). You can also review the total amount of the month's settled sales that contributes to the transfer amount of your actual earnings. You can also generate a financial report spreadsheet.

In reports, data is grouped by country and sub-grouped by payment method. In detail popups, data is grouped by country and sub-grouped by purchase type (app or in-app item).

Note: Purchase and revenue data is updated daily.

Each monthly report includes sales that have been settled during the reported month, which includes:

  • Purchases made and payment finalized in the reported month.
  • Purchases made in previous months and payment finalized in the reported month. 
     

Reports do not include sales where payment has not yet been finalized for purchases that were made in the reported month or in previous months. The delay in finalizing payment depends on each country and payment method.

The total of all accounting amounts month contributes to the transfer amount of your earnings: 

  • Your earnings equal your sales revenue amounts minus applicable fees (including European Union VAT, Samsung commission, and other fees).
  • For sellers in countries other than South Korea, you set a minimum transfer amount (to reduce the impact of the transfer fee). Your remittance for your paid app and in-app item settled sales earnings is the transfer amount that exceeds your minimum transfer amount minus a transfer transaction fee.
  • For South Korean sellers, the minimum transfer amount is zero, your remittance for your paid app and in-app item settled sales is the monthly transfer, and there is no transfer transaction fee.
     

The report also lists the type of financial business agreement, determined by each country, that governs the relationship between you, Samsung, and third-party sale processing entities.
 

To review a monthly financial report

  • Data is included for apps with a 'For Sale', 'Suspended',  'Beta Deployed', or 'Beta Suspended' status, for apps that were normally released, suspended, and then deleted, and for apps that were beta released, suspended, and then terminated. 
  • Data is included starting at 00:00:00 GMT on the first day and ending at 24:00:00 GMT on the last day of the selected month. All purchases are recorded at the user's local time.
  • After some actions, a popup requires clicking a button. Popup steps are not indicated in this procedure.
     
  1. Log in to Seller Office (http://seller.samsungapps.com)  and click Accounting > Financial Report.
    Note: You are automatically logged out after 20 minutes of inactivity.

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  2. Generate a summary.
    1. Specify the time period:

      Monthly Settlement 

      Calendar year and month (yyyy-mm)

      Click the [Calendar icon], select the year and month, and click Choice.


       
    2. Click Result.
    3. To create a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet, click Excel.
    4. To view other summary pages, click Page.
       
  3. Review the report data.

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This month's Total

Total of your earnings from all Accounting Amount (USD) values for the selected month

For South Korean sellers,  Samsung transfers this amount as your remittance.

For other sellers, each month's amount contributes to the transfer amount. It may take one or more monthly amounts to exceed your minimum transfer amount. When that occurs, Samsung transfers the accumulated amount as your remittance.

Business Type

Kind of business arrangement governed by each distribution country that exists among you, Samsung, and supporting third-party entities:

Agent - You sell your apps and in-app items to your customers. You are responsible for reporting and paying the European Union value added tax (VAT). Samsung Electronics charges you a commission.

Commissionaire - Samsung buys your apps and in-app items from you. Samsung sells them to customers. Samsung reports and pays the European Union VAT, which is deducted from your income.

In countries with Commissionaire business agreements, the adjusted amounts do not include taxes, which you are responsible for paying. In all other countries, adjusted amounts do include taxes.
 

Country Distribution country with one or more paid app and/or in-app item purchases
 

Payment Method

How the customer paid to buy and download your paid apps or buy your in-app items

Supported payment methods include: credit card, premium SMS, carrier billing, Micropayment, PayPal®, cyber cash, Qiwi (Russia only), WebMoney (Japan only), and pre-paid card (China only). 

Settlement Period Time period (yyyy-mm-dd ~ yyyy-mm-dd, GMT) that the purchase payment was finalized
 

Sales Amount

Total selling price of all paid app and in-app item purchases authorized by the customer

Note: Customers and other entities can later stop purchase payment.
 

Canceled Total selling price of all purchases that were later stopped by the customer or other entities
 
Sales Revenue Sales (purchase) amount - canceled sales amount
 

Samsung Commission

Total amount, including the local revenue share and a service charge, that Samsung charged for all purchases

Transaction Fee + VAT

Total processing charges, including a PG commission and the European Union Value Added Tax applied to all purchases

Accounting Amount

Your earnings, which equals sales (purchases) minus cancelations minus commission minus fees

Earnings = Sales Amount - Canceled - Samsung Commission - (Transaction Fee + VAT)

Depending on the applied tax rate of a country and the fee levied by a phone carrier, you may generate lower net income from phone bill payments than from credit card payments. 

It may take up to six months for some phone carriers to conclude phone bill settlements. Therefore, the sales summaries show preliminary values based on expected fees and average accounts receivable, which may differ from the actual settled amounts. 
 

Accounting Amount (USD)

Your earnings in U.S. dollars

For each individual purchase (sales) amount, its USD equivalent is based on the exchange rate at the time of purchase. Account Amount (USD) is the total of the individual USD equivalents.

 

  1. To see a detailed report for a table row, click its [Account Amount (USD) value].

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    1. Review each line for either paid app download sales or in-app item sales:
      Application Title Title of your app

      Device(s)

       

      Indicates the type of purchase:

      • [Device group name] - Paid app purchase by a user with a device in the group 
        A device group can contain: only one device model, many device models, or all device models (which is indicated by no entry in the Device(s) field).
      • [Blank cell] - In-app item purchase
         

      Quantity

       

      Number of purchases

      One purchase can be either: one paid app download, or getting one in-app item.

      Amount

      Total purchase (sales) amount - total cancelation amount - total fee amount (in U.S. dollars)


       
    2. To close the popup, click its X-icon.

 

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