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Pay by Invoice

What is Pay by Invoice?

Pay by Invoice allows qualified Amazon Business buyers to make purchases on the Amazon Marketplace and receive billing invoices for their orders. Business buyers who have access to Pay by Invoice have terms such as EOM that determine when their invoices are due.

For all the orders with Shipment Confirmation from 1st November 2017, the timing of the disbursement will differ as described below;

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Example:

All the orders, Shipment Confirmation during the month of January 2018, will be invoiced as consolidation on January 31, and the due date of the invoice to the buyers will be February 28. Once the payment from the buyer is confirmed on March 1, the payment will be credited on the Seller Account and the disbursement will be made on the nearest settlement timing which each Seller has; the majority of Sellers has the settlement date every 14 days, and if the settlement date is on March 2, the invoiced amount will also be disbursed on March 2.

What are the benefits of Pay by Invoice to sellers?

In the past, business buyers who prefer to pay using invoices have been unable to make purchases on the Amazon Marketplace. Pay by Invoice represents a huge growth opportunity for sellers by opening up their selection to these business buyers.

Business buyers also like to have a limited set of suppliers with which they transact. By offering an extensive selection and one source of billing for such Buyers, Amazon has made it possible for sellers to gain access to Buyers who may not have transacted with them individually.

Doing business through invoicing traditionally requires additional account receivables work for the seller, in assessing buyers' creditworthiness, billing them for purchases, following up for payments, collecting on unpaid invoices and managing bad debt. Amazon is removing this burden for sellers by taking on these responsibilities and managing them efficiently at scale. Sellers do not pay any incremental fees for these additional services.

Why did I receive a Pay by Invoice order when I am not enrolled in Amazon Business?

Selection from all sellers on Amazon is made available on Amazon Business to ensure the same growth opportunity for all sellers and the wide selection for Amazon Business customers. Joining the Amazon Business Seller program is not required but all the products are eligible for business buyers to order by Pay by Invoice.

Are there any additional fees for receiving Pay by Invoice orders?

No. There is no additional fee charged for Pay by Invoice orders.

If you prefer to get early payments on your invoiced orders you can change your invoiced order payment settings and get paid immediately after shipment confirmation by paying a 1% payment processing fee (1% of the invoiced amount for each transaction).

When will I receive my payment for Pay by Invoice orders?

Amazon will credit sellers' Selling on Amazon payment account when payment for the Invoice is received from the buyer. This may occur around the due date or even before the due date.

However, in case of late payments, Amazon will credit the seller’s Selling on Amazon payment account on the 7th day past the due date if the buyer has not paid by that time.

If you wish to be paid early for invoiced orders you may change your invoiced order payment settings and get paid immediately after shipment confirmation by paying a 1% payment processing fee (1% of the invoiced amount for each transaction). The payment for sales price of invoiced orders is guaranteed even when a buyer is late or defaults on payment.

Can I get paid on Pay by Invoice before the Buyer has paid the Invoice?

Yes. If you wish to be paid early for invoiced orders you may change your invoiced order payment settings and get paid immediately after shipment confirmation by paying a 1% payment processing fee (1% of the invoiced amount for each transaction).

Can I confirm on Order Report which order was paid by the Invoice?

Yes. Go to Orders > Order Reports , select Add or remove order report columns, then activate the optional column Payment Method Details by turning on.

Will I be able to see my reports specifically related to invoiced orders and transactions separately?

You can identify Invoiced orders by looking at Payment Method in Order reports when navigating through Orders > Manage Orders on the Seller Central top navigation menu. You can also see pending invoiced orders under the Open Invoice tab under Reports > Payments on the Seller Central top navigation menu by clicking Invoiced Orders.

Can I opt-out of receiving invoiced orders?

No. Amazon's mission is to offer the earth's biggest selection of products to our customers, and this includes our business customers. We want them to use the payment method for providing a great shopping experience for buyers in terms of all products on the marketplace. This is a great opportunity for sellers and we want them to be able to participate fully.

If I join Amazon Business, will all my orders be paid using Pay by Invoice and paid on EOM terms?

No. Only qualified Amazon Business customers have the ability to place orders using Pay by Invoice. Joining the Amazon Business Seller program does not convert all your orders to invoicing. Payment time on any orders paid by customers using other payment methods will not be impacted by invoicing.

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