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Amazon Disbursement delays

By Chris Dawson March 4, 2015 - 12:20 pm

If you were expecting a bump in your bank balance today from your Amazon sales you may have to wait a little longer, they’re having payment issues again.

Amazon have posted the following message in Seller Central:

“Currently, there is a delay affecting the delivery of some recent Amazon seller disbursements to bank accounts. Our engineers are working to ensure that normal service is restored as soon as possible. (3/4 10:00 am BST)”

We’re pretty sure that Amazon don’t have any cash flow problems and it’s just a technical issue. However that doesn’t help small retailers keep to the cash flow forecasts they’ve used to promise their suppliers who will still want paying regardless of Amazon paying late.

  • 3 years ago

    Is it me or are Amazon regularly having problems like this ?

    Will Amazon ever improve their payments – I mean in this day and age to hold monies for two weeks and then for us they disburse on a Tuesday – but you don’t see those funds until the following Monday.

    • Rai
      3 years ago

      I had the same thought Darren, it feels like it happens at least once every 3 months.

  • 3 years ago

    this is one area at which the (european) financial regulators need to look

    any payment delay generates interest – but not for you or me

    how do we know that our funds are ‘ring fenced’ in the case that the nackers’ men are called in?

  • Tony B
    3 years ago

    How do we know Amazon isn’t in financial difficulty, this happens far too often for it to be a technical problem

    Amazon inform us that payment is made on the Monday/Tuesday why does it take until Friday to appear in our accounts, I make a business transfer and it’s there in seconds

    • 3 years ago

      We can be pretty sure because incompetency is so much easier than conspiracy…

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