Handling refunds with EcommerceTransaction

Hi all,

I’m looking at using the Android SDK (for instance) to log a refund event. Can I just provide a negative revenue value? Is there even any value in tracking refunds with Snowplow?



Although it’s possible to set a negative revenue the best option is to probably develop and use a self-describing JSON schema.

Iglu Central has some ecommerce related schemas that you could likely use as a starting point for a refund schema. You can then use SelfDescribingJson (or the equivalent in another tracker) to send this data to the collector. This allows a great deal of flexibility in sending metadata such as refund amount, product(s) etc.

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