Cost Overrides: Import/Export

PSS does not provide cost since each dealer has different cost from the distributor.  This feature grants you the ability to import your distributor cost.  The main purpose for this feature is to perform calculations of "Cost Plus X" on your Pricing Rules.  

It also enables you to Export the current cost metrics that you have in PSS.

PSS Home Page > File Center

On the left-hand menu, click "Client: Import Cost Overrides"

Step 1 - Download Template

Download the Compatible File Template which is in the blue hyperlink.  Open the File Template from your computer.

For this template and any others in PSS, make sure that you review the developer notes so that you can ensure that your file meets PSS specifications.

Step 2 - Populate Template With Data

This template has three (3) columns, some of which are optional.  Below we offer an explanation of what each column header represents.

The catalog where the SKU that you are overriding exists.  Must be one of AFTERMARKET, OEM, PRIVATE


The SKU from the distributor but in the PSS format with the proper prefix.  If you are unsure what the correct format or prefix is please visit this article on   SKU and MPN Definitions.

How do I get the distributor SKU into the PSS format?    Click Here


Your exact cost from the distributor on that SKU.  Must be a valid decimal number.  No $ symbol

Correct way = 43.99     Wrong way = $43.99

Correct way = 87.00     Wrong way = 87

Step 3 - Upload Your Data

When you click "Client: Import Price Overrides" you will see "Choose File" next to File Upload.  Click this button to locate the file on your computer.  Double click your file and it will be ready to go in PSS.

Enter your email address if you want to be notified when the job is complete.  (optional).

Click Submit

Step 4 - Monitor Job Processing

You will want to monitor the Job that you just ran in File Center.  The job will be in a Pending or Processing status until PSS has completed it.  These jobs typically take 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the CSV file.

Once finished you will see the job Completed or Complete w/ Warnings. Click on the job and you will have access to a Processing Report.  Open the report and the success or failure of each line item will be reported.