How Long Does it Take to Get Paid by Amazon?
The short answer is: Professional sellers are paid bi-weekly, while Individual sellers get paid weekly, but the time between an individual marketplace sale transaction and the deposit of funds for that sale can be as short as one day if the sale happens on the settlement day.
- Amazon makes payments to professional sellers every two weeks.
- Each settlement period is 14 days for sale transactions that shipped up until the cutoff time (for me, it’s 4pm every other Saturday, and the finds show up in my account following Monday).
- Positive balances are made via ACH transfer with the bank account on file.
- Negative balances are settled via the credit card on file.
- Payment holds and unavailable balances are less likely on a professional account, and typically have to do with performance issues.
When are Payments Made to Individual Sellers?
- The payment schedule for individual sellers is more complicated.
- When an order is placed on Amazon and confirmed as shipped, the proceeds from this order will be placed on hold for 14 days.
- Once 14 days have passed (and there are no issues with the order such as an A-Z claim, etc) the balance will move to the next applicable disbursement date.
- For example: Order 123 was placed on 12/25 for a total of $50.00. The order is confirmed shipped on 12/27. The funds will be on reserve for 14 days from 12/27. (Until 1/10). The next disbursement date is 1/24. Payment from Order 123 is received on 1/24.
How Does a Seller Find Their Next Settlement Date?
- Go to the Seller Central Home Page.
- To to your Payments Summary Box – Click on the Number next to Balance.