When you use Payability Instant Access for your Amazon sales, our service is to advance all funds withheld by Amazon on a daily basis. Payability gets repaid every 14 days when Amazon sends the payment. Read more about repayment here.
If you have a button in your Amazon dashboard that allows you to request early Amazon payouts, we recommend not using it when working with Payabilty.
The Request Payment button initiates a payment transfer before your regularly scheduled payout date. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting paid early.
Instead, you’re initiating a transfer of the current available payout (i.e. of orders delivered 7-10 days ago that are available on the day you hit the button). The whole amount you see in your account essentially shows you what you WILL have available — in other words, it includes the funds for all orders, not just those marked delivered.
Once you initiate a Request Transfer, the normal payment period closes and a new two-week cycle begins. So, you are effectively pushing out the date of full payment to get a portion of it early.
Requesting an early transfer and closing the statement outside of the regular 14-day cycle will also increase the amount of Account Level Reserve balances, which are subject to the Payability fee. Read more about the Amazon Account Level Reserve here.
Read more in our blog post here.