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Payments based on delivery date

Funds from an order are reserved until 7 days after the latest estimated delivery date (EDD) to ensure that you have enough funds to fulfill any refund requests from buyers.

Click here to learn more about the EDD.

If you use ship tracking through these integrated shipping providers, Amazon receives the actual delivery date of each order. We will reserve funds for 7 days after the actual delivery date instead of the latest estimated delivery date.

After the 7-day reserve period, the funds will be available for transfer to your bank account on your next payment date, as long as you have a positive account balance. Payment dates vary for each seller based on registration date.

Here’s how the timing works:

Assume that you sell a book on January 1 and the latest estimated delivery date is January 12.


Note: We automatically deduct Amazon fees or refunds from your available balance, and this may reduce the net amount you receive for an order.

Want to get paid faster?

If you use ship tracking through these integrated shipping providers, funds from orders are reserved for 7 days after the actual delivery date of each order. Because actual delivery date is often sooner than the latest estimated delivery date, funds become available faster.

In the example below, assume that you sell a book on January 1 and the actual delivery date is January 6.


If your account is in good standing, you can transfer Available Balance funds by clicking the Request transfer button on the Payments report.

This allows the funds to be disbursed once every 24 hours.

In the above example, the funds will be disbursed on January 14. You won't see this option if you have transitioned to a delivery date payment schedule because of a performance review.

To speed up your payments, you can also:

Go to the Account Health page in Seller Central to learn more about your payment policy and account performance.

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