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Campaign Billing

Advertising payments

Amazon charges for the number of clicks you receive on your ads. We charge you each time you accumulate a certain amount of click charges, which we refer to as the credit limit.

You are charged when:

  • You accumulate your first $1 worth of clicks.
  • You accumulate additional clicks that meet or exceed your credit limit. Your credit limit begins at $50 and increases each time you reach your credit limit and you make a successful payment. From $50, it increases to $150, $200, $350, and finally $500.
  • You have a balance due for the previous month, and you haven't reached your credit limit. We'll bill you on the third day of each month.
Note: You may be charged more than once per month, and see an , if you exceed your credit limit before the month is over. If you do not exceed your credit limit, you are charged only once per month, the first week of the month

We automatically create an invoice each time we bill for clicks. You can in the Billing section.

Payment methods for advertising

You can pay for advertising with credit and debit cards.

The total advertising fee is charged to your selected payment method during an invoice period. You will only be able to select a single payment method for your account. You will be charged in the currency of the marketplace where the ads were created.

Note: It may take up to 72 hours to have the new payment method updated. If your payment method fails after multiple attempts, your advertising account will be placed into payment failure status and your campaigns will be paused. Review how to .

Update your payment method for advertising

When you register for advertising using a credit card, Amazon uses the card to validate advertising payments

Only an advertising console administrator can update the payment method. Users that were invited as secondary users cannot update the payment method.

To update your payment method:

  1. Go to Billing and payments
  2. Click Payment settings
  3. Select your desired payment method and enter the required information.
  4. Click Save.
Note: If this is your first time creating an ad in a new marketplace, make sure the same credit card is available as a payment method in Your Amazon Wallet on your Amazon.com account (Your Account > Payment options).
Note: Your new payment method will take effect within one hour. If you’re updating your payment method due to a payment failure in your account, it will take up to 72 hours for your account to be enabled. Review how to .

Resolve a payment failure for advertising

If you receive a payment failure notification, verify that your payment method is still valid.

To review your payment method:

  1. Go to Billing and payments.
  2. Click Payment settings.

When you're troubleshooting a payment failure, check if the following are correct. Keep in mind that it may take up to 72 hours to process and verify your payment details. Upon payment processing, your ad will restart automatically. If your campaign is already past the end date you set and you've updated your credit card, you can create a new campaign.

    Credit and debit cards
  • Has your credit card expired?
  • Have you entered the credit card number incorrectly?
  • Does the card holder’s name you entered match the card holder’s name on the card?
  • Have you reported the card as lost or stolen, or otherwise deactivated it?
  • Have you checked for insufficient funds?
  • Has the credit card company changed the credit card account number?
  • Does your bank have restrictions regarding electronic or internet purchases?
  • Is your card chargeable in the currency of the Amazon marketplace where you registered your advertising account?
  • If this is your first time creating an ad in a new marketplace, make sure the same credit card is available as a payment method in Your Amazon Wallet on your Amazon.com account (Your Account > Payment options).
    Deduct from retail proceeds
  • If you selected to deduct advertising fees from your retail proceeds, confirm that you have sufficient balance to cover all unpaid invoices.

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