Information for Booksellers in Non-EFT Eligible Countries

We pay booksellers in eligible countries by Electronic Funds Transfer every week. Booksellers located in countries where EFT is unavailable are paid by check once each month.

Payment by EFT is required for all sellers located in one of the EFT eligible countries.

EFT eligibile countries are defined by the North American Bookseller Agreement and the European Bookseller Agreement.

   Find out which Bookseller Agreement applies to you.

 

EFT Eligible Countries:

 

If you’ve signed the North American Bookseller Agreement, EFT is required for sellers in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United States

Booksellers in these countries must provide banking information; AbeBooks will not issue checks to EFT-eligible countries.

If you have signed the North American Bookseller Agreement but you do not have a bank account in one of the countries listed above, please contact Customer Support for assistance.

Specific Payment Information for Latin American Booksellers

 

If you’ve signed the European Bookseller Agreement, EFT is available in the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

If your bank account is not in one of the countries above but is still within the European Union, we can make monthly bank transfers to you at no additional cost. Please contact us with the following details:

  • Bank name & address
  • BIC / Swift Code
  • IBAN (International Bank Account Number)
  • Name & address of account holder

If your bank is outside the European Union, we can send payment via monthly cheque or monthly international bank transfer, which is preferred.

For payment by cheque, it usually takes up to 2 weeks after you receive your payment notification for the monthly cheque to be issued. Cheques of more than 2,000 Euros will be sent by courier at no extra cost to the seller. Payment cheques of less than 2,000 Euros will be sent by standard mail.

If you wish, for an additional fee you can also choose to have cheques of less than 2,000 Euros sent via courier. Please contact us for details. Please note: For sellers under the European Bookseller Agreement, located outside the European Union, cheques can only be issued in Euros.

You may also choose to receive payment by monthly international bank transfer, for an additional fee. If you would like payment via monthly international bank transfer, please contact us with the following details:

  • Bank name & address
  • BIC / Swift Code
  • IBAN (International Bank Account Number)
  • Name & address of account holder

Please Note: All fees associated with international bank transfer are the bookseller’s responsibility. The cost of Euro 4,50 will be deducted from each payment amount before the transfer is made. Please keep in mind that your bank may also charge you an additional fee for receiving an international bank transfer.