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Pay by Invoice Policies

Under the Amazon ‘Pay by Invoice’ programme, eligible customers may pay for their purchases at the end of the payment term stated on the invoice. The following policies will apply to your sales to these customers on Amazon.


Amazon may make Pay by Invoice available to customers at its sole discretion, but will verify and credit assess customers before they are allowed to participate. Your entire selection will be automatically available for purchase under Pay by Invoice and you do not need to register separately for the service.

Payment terms and invoicing

Amazon will, at its sole discretion, determine the payment term that will apply to each customer and you agree to extend that payment term for any order placed by that customer (an ‘Invoiced Sale’). Amazon will issue a payment request for the Invoiced Sale, stating the payment term, on your behalf. You will not request payment from the customer directly, invoice the customer on different terms or off the Amazon Site at any time. If you are using Amazon’s VAT Calculation Service, then Amazon will, in addition to the payment request, issue a VAT invoice on your behalf. If you are not using Amazon’s VAT Calculation Service, and are requested by the customer to provide a VAT invoice, you will do so promptly and you will not provide any payment instructions in that VAT invoice or otherwise attempt to redirect the customer’s payment to your own account.

Payment failure

The net sale proceeds of Invoiced Sales will be credited to your Selling on Amazon payment account after Amazon Payments has received the respective funds for the Invoiced Sale, minus any applicable fee. Amazon will bear the risk of non-payment of the invoice, and we will credit your account no later than 15 days after the invoice due date. We will handle any collections from the customer, and you will not undertake any collection activity yourself or otherwise contact the customer directly to obtain payment.

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