I’d like to make a feature suggestion.
It is common that you might buy make a couple of orders to a merchant, but Mondo displays the merchants differently - for understandable reasons.
I have many transactions listed as “Amazon”, but I have just one listed as “Amazon Digital Download” (from a Kindle purchase). Of course, these are considered by the app to be two completely separate merchants - so they’re not combined for the purpose of averaging & total spend.
As a user, I understand why this behavior happens, but it still seems wrong.
One option would be to just reclassify “Amazon Digital Download” as “Amazon”. In this case, I think that would be appropriate. But as a rule, I think this is probably not a sufficiently flexible solution, and could cause confusion in some cases.
An alternative approach might be to have some kind of “sub-merchant” or extra information on the transaction to differentiate them. Perhaps it might say “Amazon”, then “Digital Download” in the subtitle/note. I think this might be a good pattern for various other cases, too:
- PayPal/similar: maybe you’d see both “PayPal” and the name of the person/business you sent money to
- train groups: perhaps it might show “Atos Train Services” (who run the payment machines) and “Transpennine Express”
So I think for the main/large merchant name, simpler is better, but I think the extra more detailed information should still be available in some way too.