What are Amazon EDI payments?

Q&A ProCategory: Amazon SellersWhat are Amazon EDI payments?
Stefany Bickham asked 4 years ago
1 Answers
Dani Avitz Staff answered 4 years ago

When moving from Seller to Vendor on Amazon, the rise in complexity of business activities and the increase in relationships with business partners demands an automated and standardized communication process for sending and receiving all sorts of business documents, such as orders, invoices or shipping notices.

Here is where EDI comes into play. EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange and ensures smooth processing of business documents between Vendors and their business partners. Amazon EDI payments are small amounts deposited to a Vendor’s bank account, separately from the regular deposits. Amazon sends out these payments for several reasons, which may include:

  • Unlabeled commission: Payment from Amazon Affiliates corresponding to a closed account where there was the revenue generated
  • Deposit by Amazon for verification purposes of an ACH-enabled U.S. checking account
  • Payment from Amazon 3rd parties, e.g. Google Adsense
  • Payment from Amazon Associates 

We recommend asking for further clarification from Amazon directly about the specific type of EDI payment you received:

  • If you’re a registered Seller or Vendor on Amazon, you can contact Amazon through the Seller Central and ask for clarification of the received Amazon EDI Payment here.  
  • If you don’t have access to Amazon Seller Central but nevertheless wish to ask for clarification of a specific received EDI payment, you can contact Amazon here.