About payment settings in Google Ads

 

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Payment settings determines when you pay for your ads. Google Ads has three main payment settings available in your country: automatic payments, manual payments and monthly invoicing.

  • Automatic payments: After your ads run, Google Ads automatically charges your payment method.

  • Manual payments: You make a payment before your ads run. Then, as your ads run and you accrue costs, the credit from your payment will decrease. When your payment is used up, your ads will stop running.

  • Monthly invoicing: Google provides you a line of credit for your advertising costs. You accrue costs, and receive a monthly invoice.

The payment setting available for your account will depend on your account’s billing country and currency. Note that in some cases, certain payment settings may be temporarily unavailable while Google Ads reviews your account’s eligibility to use them.

This article explains these payment settings and shows you how they work. To learn more about payment methods – what you pay with – see Add a new payment method.

Automatic payments
Automatic payments is not available to accounts in China or Russia. If you don't see this option in your account, please select manual payments instead.

Automatic payments is a payment setting in Google Ads. Using this setting, you first accrue advertising costs, then have those costs automatically charged to your primary payment method.

To begin, you provide your billing information once, and payments are automatically processed so that you don't have to worry that your ads will stop running if you forget to make a payment.

When you're charged

On automatic payments, we charge you for your advertising costs 30 days after your last automatic charge, or whenever your account reaches a predetermined amount known as your payment threshold – whichever comes first.

How the payment threshold works

Your billing threshold is initially set at a certain amount. Each time that your account hits its threshold before the 30-day billing cycle has ended, your threshold increases, up to the highest threshold. Thresholds vary per account, country and currency, so make sure that you check in your account to see what your current threshold is. Note: The amount that is billed may be slightly over the threshold if your account accrues costs quickly.

Example

Let's say that you’re just starting out with your Google Ads account on 1 April, and your initial threshold is £50. If you accrue £49 in costs within 30 days, you’ll be charged after 30 days and your threshold will stay at £50 in the next billing cycle.

However, if you accrue £50 in costs within the 30-day billing cycle:

  • You’ll be charged immediately.
  • Your threshold will increase to the next threshold amount, for example, £200.
  • A new 30-day billing cycle will begin immediately.

Example

Let's say an advertiser named Alan opens a Google Ads account with a £50 threshold, and starts accruing costs on 1 October. Here's how he'll be charged, and how his threshold will change:

  • On 5 October, Alan reaches his initial payment threshold of £50. At that time, we charge him for his costs (which might be slightly more than the payment threshold if he accrued costs quickly). We increase Alan's billing threshold to £200. A new billing cycle begins.
  • On 25 October, Alan reaches his new billing threshold of £200, triggering Google Ads to charge him for costs accrued. Google again raises his billing threshold to £350, and initiates a new billing cycle.
  • On 20 November, Alan accrues more than £350 in charges. Google bills him and raises his billing threshold to £500.
  • Alan's next charge is initiated on 20 December, which is 30 days after his last automatic charge. If he accrued £500 in advertising costs before 20 December, an automatic charge would have been initiated sooner.

Find your payment threshold

To find out what your payment threshold is, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account at https://ads.google.com.
  2. Click the tools icon and choose Billing & payments.
  3. You'll see your Summary page.
  4. Find your payment threshold in the "Your balance" section, under the progress bar.

You won't be emailed or notified when your payment threshold increases, so check this spot to know your current threshold.

If you'd like to be charged less frequently or in larger increments, then see how to change how often you're charged.

Tips

  • You can still make a manual payment even if you're using the automatic payment setting. The money will be used for future clicks, and it will reduce your next automatic charge. However, bear in mind that you'll still be automatically charged 30 days after your last automatic charge, no matter what your account balance is.
  • If you'd like to reduce the costs charged to your primary payment method, make a manual payment with another payment method.
  • To avoid having your ads stop because of a declined payment, we highly recommend setting up a backup payment method. If your primary payment method doesn't work for some reason, we'll charge your backup credit card to ensure that your ads keep running.
Manual payments
The manual payments setting isn't available for new accounts in the countries listed. If you can't see this option when signing up, proceed with automatic payments to finish creating your account. Your account can't be switched to manual payments in these countries.

Countries
  • North America
    • Canada
    • United States
  • South America
    • Chile
  • Africa
    • South Africa
  • Europe
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Czechia
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Poland
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
  • Middle East
    • Israel
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Asia Pacific
    • Australia
    • Hong Kong
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • New Zealand
    • Singapore

Manual payments is a payment setting in Google Ads that allows you to make payments before your ads run. Here's how it works:

  1. Make a payment to Google Ads.
  2. Your ads run almost immediately after we have received your payment.
  3. You accrue costs, which are deducted from your payment.

As long as you've got money in your account to pay for your ads, your ads will run. Just don't forget to replenish your account!  To help, we'll send you an email when the money in your account gets low (about a week's worth of your budget), and again when it's gone.

Monthly invoicing

A payment setting in which Google provides you a line of credit for your advertising costs. You can pay by cheque, bank transfer or other payment method, depending on your location.

You might be eligible to use monthly invoicing payment setting if your business meets certain requirements. These requirements include, but aren't limited to:

  • Being registered as a business for a minimum of one year.

  • Having an active Google Ads account in good standing for a minimum of one year.

  • Spending a minimum of £5,000 a month (this can vary by country) for any three of the last 12 months.

If you meet these initial requirements and you'd like to apply for monthly invoicing, then contact us

Payment settings determines when you pay for your ads. Google Ads has two payment settings available in your country: manual payments and monthly invoicing.

  • Manual payments: You make a payment before your ads run. Then, as your ads run and you accrue costs, the credit from your payment will decrease. When your payment is used up, your ads will stop running.

  • Monthly invoicing: Google provides you a line of credit for your advertising costs. You accrue costs, and receive a monthly invoice.

The payment setting available for your account will depend on your account’s billing country and currency. Note that in some cases, certain payment settings may be temporarily unavailable while Google Ads reviews your account’s eligibility to use them.

This article explains these payment settings and shows you how they work. To learn more about payment methods – what you pay with – see Add a new payment method.

Manual payments
The manual payments setting isn't available for new accounts in the countries listed. If you can't see this option when signing up, proceed with automatic payments to finish creating your account. Your account can't be switched to manual payments in these countries.

Countries
  • North America
    • Canada
    • United States
  • South America
    • Chile
  • Africa
    • South Africa
  • Europe
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Czechia
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Poland
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
  • Middle East
    • Israel
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Asia Pacific
    • Australia
    • Hong Kong
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • New Zealand
    • Singapore

Manual payments is a payment setting in Google Ads that allows you to make payments before your ads run. Here's how it works:

  1. Make a payment to Google Ads.
  2. Your ads run almost immediately after we have received your payment.
  3. You accrue costs, which are deducted from your payment.

As long as you've got money in your account to pay for your ads, your ads will run. Just don't forget to replenish your account!  To help, we'll send you an email when the money in your account gets low (about a week's worth of your budget), and again when it's gone.

Monthly invoicing

A payment setting in which Google provides you a line of credit for your advertising costs. You can pay by cheque, bank transfer or other payment method, depending on your location.

You might be eligible to use monthly invoicing payment setting if your business meets certain requirements. These requirements include, but aren't limited to:

  • Being registered as a business for a minimum of one year.

  • Having an active Google Ads account in good standing for a minimum of one year.

  • Spending a minimum of £5,000 a month (this can vary by country) for any three of the last 12 months.

If you meet these initial requirements and you'd like to apply for monthly invoicing, then contact us

Payment settings determines when you pay for your ads. Google Ads has two payment settings available in your country: automatic payments and monthly invoicing.

  • Automatic payments: After your ads run, Google Ads automatically charges your payment method.

  • Monthly invoicing: Google provides you a line of credit for your advertising costs. You accrue costs, and receive a monthly invoice.

The payment setting available for your account will depend on your account’s billing country and currency. Note that in some cases, certain payment settings may be temporarily unavailable while Google Ads reviews your account’s eligibility to use them.

This article explains these payment settings and shows you how they work. To learn more about payment methods – what you pay with – see Add a new payment method.

Automatic payments
Automatic payments is not available to accounts in China or Russia. If you don't see this option in your account, please select manual payments instead.

Automatic payments is a payment setting in Google Ads. Using this setting, you first accrue advertising costs, then have those costs automatically charged to your primary payment method.

To begin, you provide your billing information once, and payments are automatically processed so that you don't have to worry that your ads will stop running if you forget to make a payment.

When you're charged

On automatic payments, we charge you for your advertising costs 30 days after your last automatic charge, or whenever your account reaches a predetermined amount known as your payment threshold – whichever comes first.

How the payment threshold works

Your billing threshold is initially set at a certain amount. Each time that your account hits its threshold before the 30-day billing cycle has ended, your threshold increases, up to the highest threshold. Thresholds vary per account, country and currency, so make sure that you check in your account to see what your current threshold is. Note: The amount that is billed may be slightly over the threshold if your account accrues costs quickly.

Example

Let's say that you’re just starting out with your Google Ads account on 1 April, and your initial threshold is £50. If you accrue £49 in costs within 30 days, you’ll be charged after 30 days and your threshold will stay at £50 in the next billing cycle.

However, if you accrue £50 in costs within the 30-day billing cycle:

  • You’ll be charged immediately.
  • Your threshold will increase to the next threshold amount, for example, £200.
  • A new 30-day billing cycle will begin immediately.

Example

Let's say an advertiser named Alan opens a Google Ads account with a £50 threshold, and starts accruing costs on 1 October. Here's how he'll be charged, and how his threshold will change:

  • On 5 October, Alan reaches his initial payment threshold of £50. At that time, we charge him for his costs (which might be slightly more than the payment threshold if he accrued costs quickly). We increase Alan's billing threshold to £200. A new billing cycle begins.
  • On 25 October, Alan reaches his new billing threshold of £200, triggering Google Ads to charge him for costs accrued. Google again raises his billing threshold to £350, and initiates a new billing cycle.
  • On 20 November, Alan accrues more than £350 in charges. Google bills him and raises his billing threshold to £500.
  • Alan's next charge is initiated on 20 December, which is 30 days after his last automatic charge. If he accrued £500 in advertising costs before 20 December, an automatic charge would have been initiated sooner.

Find your payment threshold

To find out what your payment threshold is, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account at https://ads.google.com.
  2. Click the tools icon and choose Billing & payments.
  3. You'll see your Summary page.
  4. Find your payment threshold in the "Your balance" section, under the progress bar.

You won't be emailed or notified when your payment threshold increases, so check this spot to know your current threshold.

If you'd like to be charged less frequently or in larger increments, then see how to change how often you're charged.

Tips

  • You can still make a manual payment even if you're using the automatic payment setting. The money will be used for future clicks, and it will reduce your next automatic charge. However, bear in mind that you'll still be automatically charged 30 days after your last automatic charge, no matter what your account balance is.
  • If you'd like to reduce the costs charged to your primary payment method, make a manual payment with another payment method.
  • To avoid having your ads stop because of a declined payment, we highly recommend setting up a backup payment method. If your primary payment method doesn't work for some reason, we'll charge your backup credit card to ensure that your ads keep running.
Monthly invoicing

A payment setting in which Google provides you a line of credit for your advertising costs. You can pay by cheque, bank transfer or other payment method, depending on your location.

You might be eligible to use monthly invoicing payment setting if your business meets certain requirements. These requirements include, but aren't limited to:

  • Being registered as a business for a minimum of one year.

  • Having an active Google Ads account in good standing for a minimum of one year.

  • Spending a minimum of £5,000 a month (this can vary by country) for any three of the last 12 months.

If you meet these initial requirements and you'd like to apply for monthly invoicing, then contact us

Payment settings determines when you pay for your ads. Google Ads has two payment settings available in your country: automatic payments and manual payments.

  • Automatic payments: After your ads run, Google Ads automatically charges your payment method.

  • Manual payments: You make a payment before your ads run. Then, as your ads run and you accrue costs, the credit from your payment will decrease. When your payment is used up, your ads will stop running.

The payment setting available for your account will depend on your account’s billing country and currency. Note that in some cases, certain payment settings may be temporarily unavailable while Google Ads reviews your account’s eligibility to use them.

This article explains these payment settings and shows you how they work. To learn more about payment methods – what you pay with – see Add a new payment method.

Automatic payments
Automatic payments is not available to accounts in China or Russia. If you don't see this option in your account, please select manual payments instead.

Automatic payments is a payment setting in Google Ads. Using this setting, you first accrue advertising costs, then have those costs automatically charged to your primary payment method.

To begin, you provide your billing information once, and payments are automatically processed so that you don't have to worry that your ads will stop running if you forget to make a payment.

When you're charged

On automatic payments, we charge you for your advertising costs 30 days after your last automatic charge, or whenever your account reaches a predetermined amount known as your payment threshold – whichever comes first.

How the payment threshold works

Your billing threshold is initially set at a certain amount. Each time that your account hits its threshold before the 30-day billing cycle has ended, your threshold increases, up to the highest threshold. Thresholds vary per account, country and currency, so make sure that you check in your account to see what your current threshold is. Note: The amount that is billed may be slightly over the threshold if your account accrues costs quickly.

Example

Let's say that you’re just starting out with your Google Ads account on 1 April, and your initial threshold is £50. If you accrue £49 in costs within 30 days, you’ll be charged after 30 days and your threshold will stay at £50 in the next billing cycle.

However, if you accrue £50 in costs within the 30-day billing cycle:

  • You’ll be charged immediately.
  • Your threshold will increase to the next threshold amount, for example, £200.
  • A new 30-day billing cycle will begin immediately.

Example

Let's say an advertiser named Alan opens a Google Ads account with a £50 threshold, and starts accruing costs on 1 October. Here's how he'll be charged, and how his threshold will change:

  • On 5 October, Alan reaches his initial payment threshold of £50. At that time, we charge him for his costs (which might be slightly more than the payment threshold if he accrued costs quickly). We increase Alan's billing threshold to £200. A new billing cycle begins.
  • On 25 October, Alan reaches his new billing threshold of £200, triggering Google Ads to charge him for costs accrued. Google again raises his billing threshold to £350, and initiates a new billing cycle.
  • On 20 November, Alan accrues more than £350 in charges. Google bills him and raises his billing threshold to £500.
  • Alan's next charge is initiated on 20 December, which is 30 days after his last automatic charge. If he accrued £500 in advertising costs before 20 December, an automatic charge would have been initiated sooner.

Find your payment threshold

To find out what your payment threshold is, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account at https://ads.google.com.
  2. Click the tools icon and choose Billing & payments.
  3. You'll see your Summary page.
  4. Find your payment threshold in the "Your balance" section, under the progress bar.

You won't be emailed or notified when your payment threshold increases, so check this spot to know your current threshold.

If you'd like to be charged less frequently or in larger increments, then see how to change how often you're charged.

Tips

  • You can still make a manual payment even if you're using the automatic payment setting. The money will be used for future clicks, and it will reduce your next automatic charge. However, bear in mind that you'll still be automatically charged 30 days after your last automatic charge, no matter what your account balance is.
  • If you'd like to reduce the costs charged to your primary payment method, make a manual payment with another payment method.
  • To avoid having your ads stop because of a declined payment, we highly recommend setting up a backup payment method. If your primary payment method doesn't work for some reason, we'll charge your backup credit card to ensure that your ads keep running.
Manual payments
The manual payments setting isn't available for new accounts in the countries listed. If you can't see this option when signing up, proceed with automatic payments to finish creating your account. Your account can't be switched to manual payments in these countries.

Countries
  • North America
    • Canada
    • United States
  • South America
    • Chile
  • Africa
    • South Africa
  • Europe
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Czechia
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Poland
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
  • Middle East
    • Israel
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Asia Pacific
    • Australia
    • Hong Kong
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • New Zealand
    • Singapore

Manual payments is a payment setting in Google Ads that allows you to make payments before your ads run. Here's how it works:

  1. Make a payment to Google Ads.
  2. Your ads run almost immediately after we have received your payment.
  3. You accrue costs, which are deducted from your payment.

As long as you've got money in your account to pay for your ads, your ads will run. Just don't forget to replenish your account!  To help, we'll send you an email when the money in your account gets low (about a week's worth of your budget), and again when it's gone.

With Google Ads, you're automatically charged after your ads show (automatic payments), or you can make payments before your ads show (manual payments). You make your choice when you’re creating your account, and after that it can’t be changed.

Automatic payments

Automatic payments is a payment setting in Google Ads. Using this setting, you first accrue advertising costs, then have those costs automatically charged to your primary payment method.

To begin, you provide your billing information once, and payments are automatically processed so that you don't have to worry that your ads will stop running if you forget to make a payment.

When you're charged

On automatic payments, we charge you for your advertising costs 30 days after your last automatic charge, or whenever your account reaches a predetermined amount known as your payment threshold – whichever comes first.

How the payment threshold works

Your billing threshold is initially set at a certain amount. Each time that your account hits its threshold before the 30-day billing cycle has ended, your threshold increases, up to the highest threshold. Thresholds vary per account, country and currency, so make sure that you check in your account to see what your current threshold is. Note: The amount that is billed may be slightly over the threshold if your account accrues costs quickly.

Example

Let's say that you’re just starting out with your Google Ads account on 1 April, and your initial threshold is £50. If you accrue £49 in costs within 30 days, you’ll be charged after 30 days and your threshold will stay at £50 in the next billing cycle.

However, if you accrue £50 in costs within the 30-day billing cycle:

  • You’ll be charged immediately.
  • Your threshold will increase to the next threshold amount, for example, £200.
  • A new monthly billing cycle will begin immediately.

Example

Let's say an advertiser named Alan opens a Google Ads account with a £50 threshold, and starts accruing costs on 1 October. Here's how he'll be charged, and how his threshold will change:

  • On 5 October, Alan reaches his initial payment threshold of £50. At that time, we charge him for his costs (which might be slightly more than the payment threshold if he accrued costs quickly). We increase Alan's billing threshold to £200. A new billing cycle begins.
  • On 25 October, Alan reaches his new billing threshold of £200, triggering Google Ads to charge him for costs accrued. Google again raises his billing threshold to £350, and initiates a new billing cycle.
  • On 20 November, Alan accrues more than £350 in charges. Google bills him and raises his billing threshold to £500.
  • Alan's next charge is initiated on 20 December, which is 30 days after his last automatic charge. If he accrued £500 in advertising costs before 20 December, an automatic charge would have been initiated sooner.

Find your payment threshold

To find out what your payment threshold is, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Click the tools icon and choose Billing & payments.
  3. You'll see your Summary page.
  4. Find your payment threshold in the "Your balance" section, under the progress bar.

You won't be emailed or notified when your payment threshold increases, so check this spot to know your current threshold.

If you'd like to be charged less frequently or in larger increments, then see how to change how often you're charged.

Tips

  • You can still make a manual payment even if you're using the automatic payment setting. The money will be used for future clicks, and it will reduce your next automatic charge. However, bear in mind that you'll still be automatically charged 30 days after your last automatic charge, no matter what your account balance is.
  • If you'd like to reduce the costs charged to your primary payment method, make a manual payment with another payment method.
  • To avoid having your ads stop because of a declined payment, we highly recommend setting up a backup payment method. If your primary payment method doesn't work for some reason, we'll charge your backup credit card to ensure that your ads keep running.
Manual payments

Manual payments is a payment setting in Google Ads that allows you to make payments before your ads run. Here's how it works:

  1. Make a payment to Google Ads.
  2. Your ads run almost immediately after we have received your payment.
  3. You accrue costs, which are deducted from your payment.

As long as you've got money in your account to pay for your ads, your ads will run. Just don't forget to replenish your account!  To help, we'll send you an email when the money in your account gets low (about a week's worth of your budget), and again when it's gone.

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