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Samsung Developer Program

Financial Report

 

For any month with one or more paid app (Android, Gear, and Theme apps) or in-app item (Android and Gear apps) sales with received payments (settled sales) in the month's reporting period, you can review: purchase amounts, canceled amounts, 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. Reports also list the type of financial business agreement, determined by each country, that governs the relationship between you, Samsung, and third-party sale processing entities. You can generate a financial report spreadsheet.

Each monthly report includes sales that have been settled during the month's reporting period:

  • Purchases made and payment finalized in the month's reporting period.
  • Purchases made in previous months and payment finalized in the month's reporting period. 
     

Reports do not include sales where payment has not yet been received for purchases made in the selected month or in previous months. Delays in finalizing sales depend on the country and payment method.

The total of all Accounting Amounts (earnings) for the month contributes to your settlement remittance: 

  • Your earnings equal your sales revenue amounts minus applicable deductions (for example, EU VAT, Samsung and Payment Gateway commissions, and other fees and taxes).
  • For sellers in countries other than South Korea:
    • A minimum transfer amount is always in effect (to reduce the impact of the remittance transfer fee), which controls remittances transferred to your financial account.
      For details, see Set Up Your Settlement Remittance Transfers.
    • Your remittance equals your accumulated earnings that exceed your minimum transfer amount minus the transfer fee.
    • For months when your accumulated earnings do not exceed your minimum transfer amount, your monthly earnings contribute to your accumulated earnings, and will result in a future settlement remittance.
       
  • For South Korean sellers:
    • A minimum transfer amount is not in effect. 
    • Your remittance always equals your total earnings for each month, and there is no transfer fee.
    • Remittances are transferred to your financial account.
      For details, see Set Up Your Settlement Remittance Transfers.
       

For each report row, you can review detailed information for paid app and in-app item settled sales: app, user device group (for paid app sales), number of app or in-app item purchases, and your earnings.

This section does not contain all information about financial reports. For more details, see the Samsung Seller Office Terms and Conditions.

 

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 23:59:59 GMT on the last day of the selected month. All purchases are recorded at the user's local time.
  • Sales data is updated daily.
  • 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 for settled sales during the month's reporting period.
    Data is grouped by country and sub-grouped by payment method.
    One or more settled sales can contribute to data in each row.

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This month's Total

Total of your earnings from all Accounting Amount (USD) values, which contributes to your next settlement remittance

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

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

Business Type

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

Agent - You sell your apps and in-app items to your customers. You are responsible for reporting and paying the Value Added Tax (VAT).

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

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 customers paid for the purchases

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) from the earliest settled sale purchase to the latest settled sale purchase
 

Sales Amount

Total amount of all paid app and in-app item prices for purchases authorized by customers

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

Canceled Total amount of all purchases stopped by the customer or other entities, and reductions to purchase sale amounts due to refunds, bad debts, and other causes
 
Sales Revenue 'Sales Amount' value minus the 'Canceled' value
 

Samsung Commission

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

Transaction Fee + VAT

Actual total of all purchase processing charges (for example, Payment Gateway commission) and taxes (for example, Value Added Tax)

Accounting Amount

Your actual earnings from settled sales in the local currency

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 actual earnings rom settled sales in U.S. dollars

For each individual sales revenue 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 detailed settled sales data, click an [Account Amount (USD) value].
    Data is grouped by application and sub-grouped by purchase type (paid app or in-app item).

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    In the example above, 1 paid app for a Galaxy J2 device was purchased.
     
    1. For each type of settled sales (paid app or in-app items) :
      Application Title Title of your app
       

      Device(s)

       

      Type of purchase and related information:

      • [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

       

      Total number of settled sales

      One settled sale is for either: one paid app, or one in-app item.
       

      Amount

      Same as Accounting Amount (USD) above


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

 

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