Go to ad-optimiser.metoda.com
Click on “PORTFOLIOS & BUDGET” to see, create, update or delete budget periods:
Budget periods can be found in its portfolio. Just click on the arrow next to portfolio name
Now, you can see all budget period created in the portfolio named “m_metoda-default”
If you want to update an existing one, you can either:
Case 1: edit a budget period manually or
Case 2: import several changes at once using “Import budget periods”
In both cases, you need to fill in all mandatory information
This identifies the budget period. Do not change or remove the id for existing budget periods. If you add a new budget period, leave the id empty.
Name of the portfolio the budget period gets assigned to. Must be an existing portfolio name.
Budget period name
You can add any name to better identify your budget periods (e.g. Q1 January 2020 etc.)
Please note that the name should not include "," or ";" otherwise it is not possible to create the budget period
Start date of the budget period. When creating new or editing existing periods, must be today or a date in the future in any format recognised by Excel. (e.g. YYYY-MM-DD, like 2020-12-31).
End date of the budget period. Must be a date at least 28 days after the start date in any format recognized by Excel (e.g. YYYY-MM-DD, like 2020-12-31).
Must be a number. Must not contain any currency symbols (€, $, etc.). Automatically stated in your respective country's local currency.
Inherit Remaining Budget
If it is set to ‘Yes’, then the remaining budget from the previous budget period will be automatically shifted to this budget period and added to the ‘initial budget’. The default setting is ‘No’, which means that no remaining budget will be shifted into this period.
Case 1: Editing a budget period manually:
If you want to amend budget periods using "Edit" leads you to the following screen:
Only upcoming budget periods can be modified after the creation. In case you want to edit active budget periods, please contact metoda.
Click “save” to finish. The budget period is now updated:
Case 2: Editing a budget period with a bulk import:
Click on the IMPORT BUDGET PERIODS-button
download the example Excel-file on the Import-screen
Fill out the template according to your needs
Important: if you want to update existing budget periods, make sure to insert the corresponding ID
Save the file as an Excel and drag it into the "Import campaigns" screen.
Click "save" to upload your Excel.
In case something is not filled in properly, you will receive error messages indicating in which adjustments are necessary.
Tipp: You can also export all current budget periods (incl. IDs) via the EXPORT PORTFOLIOS & BUDGETS-button, use this file to make changes and reupload.
IMPORTANT NOTE: setting a budget period is the necessary requirement for your campaigns to be created. Only if a budget period already exists, will your campaigns be created in Amazon Advertising. In case no budget period is set for today, all campaigns will be stopped immediately.