Switching between manual and automatic payments

With AdWords Express, you can make payments before your ads show (manual payments) or automatically make payments after your ads show (automatic payments). These are known as payment settings.

Available payment settings depend on your currency and the location of your business. If you're currently on manual payments, you can change your setting to automatic payments at any time.

Change your payment setting

To switch from manual payments (pay before your ads run) to automatic payments (pay after your ads run), you'll need to have a primary form of payment assigned as your primary form of payment. If you have more than one form of payment on file when you switch to automatic payments, we'll automatically pick a primary for you. You can change your primary form of payment at any time.

Follow the steps below to update your payment setting:

  1. Sign in to your AdWords Express account at http://adwords.google.com/express/
  2. At the top right corner, click the gear icon and select Billing from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click Billing settings.
  4. Next to “How you pay”, click Edit.
  5. Select Automatic payments.
  6. Click Save.
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