University - Payment and Billing
When a seller first signs up to sell inventory on Amazon.com, it takes on average 21 days for the website to register and confirm bank accounts registered to each seller. However, once the seller’s account has been verified, Amazon.com attempts to pay all sellers owed funds into individual bank accounts once a week.
Typically, once shipment of an order is confirmed by the seller, the proceeds from the sale take approximately 14 days to become eligible for disbursement into the seller’s account. Once the proceeds are eligible, the funds will be disbursed into the seller’s account on the next date of disbursement.
Any additional fees, such as customer refunds, shipping label purchases, and A-to-Z Guarantee claims may reduce the amount of funds disbursed into the seller’s account.
Requirements for Payment into Seller’s Account
- Seller must have a positive account balance greater than amount being held.
- In order to transfer funds, seller must have a minimum of $1 in account balance.
- Valid bank account and transfer information is required for all transactions. For detailed information on specific country requirements, see Bank Account Information.
- Seller must have valid credit card information. For detailed information on setting up a valid credit card.
Once funds are disbursed into the seller’s account, a settlement report will be posted in the Reports section of Seller Central. Amazon.com transfers funds using an Automated Clearing House (ACH) or electronic funds transfer. It takes on average 3-5 business days for funds to show up into the seller’s bank account once they have been disbursed.
Important: Amazon does not transfer funds to credit cards or online payment systems. Without a verified bank account specified on Amazon.com, the seller will be unable to receive payments.
For additional instruction on how to get paid, watch a tutorial on how to receive individual payments.