Thanks for reaching out to us, drentlawkris5.
I'll share some information about managing Etsy transactions in QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE).
To answer your questions about excluding order sales from your income is no. We recommend leaving it the way it appears to ensure that transactions are imported correctly.
The single transaction in Etsy may break into multiple pieces when connected to QuickBooks Self-Employed. The actual sales will be imported first in QBSE since the sales tax and shipping only sync once a month. You can review the following information directly in your Etsy account.
The software automatically categorizes transactions. Etsy payments orders are considered your Business income. While the deposits made into a bank account from your payment accounts are categorized as a transfer.
Check out this article for more information:
QuickBooks Self-Employed program tracks your income and expenses. If you want to track your sales tax, you can add it manually. Please refer to this resource on how you do it: Manually track sales tax in QuickBooks Self-Employed.
Let me know if you have further questions about Etsy transactions. I'll be here to help you.