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Payment method and procedure (domestic wire transfer/credit card)

To start using Search Ads and YDN, you need to deposit your account balance. Specified agency accounts can use invoices.

Your payment goes to the Search Ads or Display Ads account's "Account Balance." When your ads get clicks, the cost of each click is subtracted from the account balance. Ad delivery stops when this account balance becomes "0 JPY."

The following table describes the difference between wire transfers and credit card payments.

 Wire transferCredit card
Add payment methodNot requiredRequired

Duration

International wire transfers don't fill your account balance until you let us know.
Domestic payments may take about three business days.
Instantly
Wire transfer feeRequired (you need to burden the fee)Not required
Automatic paymentNot availableAvailable

The following topics describe each payment method:
International wire transferDomestic wire transfer (in Japan)Credit card payment
How to add a credit card
Automatic payment using credit card
Monthly automatic charge
Manual payment using credit card
About consumption tax

Tips
  • When you use international wire transfer, see this section.
  • The JCB business-to-business payment service is available, but it is available only in Japanese.
  • When you have the following access, you see the "Account Balance" and "Payments" pages:
    -Tool administrator permission
    *Except for users who have "Edit" or "Read-only" access for the account.
    -Admin access for the account
  • To change a tool administrator, add a new one, then give access. After adding a new administrator, make sure that they can see the "Account Balance" and "Payments" pages.

Domestic wire transfer (in Japan)

Wire transfer is available for a manual charge (make a payment each time). You need to burden the transfer fee. We provide a unique bank account number for each ad account.
If you make a payment using a wire transfer in Japan, it may take three business days to fill up your account balance.

Note
  • If your domestic payment doesn't fill up your account balance after three business days, contact us.
  • International payments don't fill up your account balance until you let us know. Learn more
Steps
  1. For Search Ads: From the top bar, click Search Ads>Account Balance.
    For Display Ads: From the top bar, click Tools>Payments.
  2. In the "Wire transfer" section, click "Create."
  3. Click "Create" in the "Pay by Wire Transfer" field at the right.
  4. Your bank account information appears.
    Tips
    "Account name" won't appear for overseas accounts. Learn more

    Each account number is unique to each account, so make sure that you select the right account number.

Note

For Domestic Wire Transfers

  • When you make a domestic wire transfer, the sender's name must be the same as the "Account name" in katakana.
  • If you update the “Company Name (Furigana)” of the “Company Information (Registered HQ Address)” in the Yahoo! Business Manager,  the “Account name” in this section also updates. 
  • The bank account number is unique to each account. When you manage multiple accounts, confirm the bank account number before making a wire transfer.

International wire transfer
International wire transfer is available, but you need to contact us after making the payment. Learn more

Credit card payment

To pay using a credit card, you need to add your credit card information to the Yahoo! Business Manager. 

The following credit cards are available:

  • VISA
  • Master Card
  • JCB
  • Diners Club
  • American Express
Note
  • When you register or update your credit card, 3D Secure (payer authentication) may be required. If you have trouble with it, check with your credit card company.

How to add a credit card

To use your credit card for payment, you need to register your credit card information in Yahoo! Business Manager. 

Steps
  1. For Search Ads: From the top bar, click Search Ads>Account Balance.
    For Display Ads: From the top bar, click Tools>Payments.
  2. In the credit card section, click "Add credit card (Yahoo! JAPAN business manager)."
  3. Fill out the required field.
  4. After you add your credit card information, click "Return to Original Service" and continue the payment setup.

Credit card payments

There are three types of credit card payments: automatic, monthly, and manual.

Automatic payment

Automatic payment (automatic charge) charges your credit card whenever your account balance is lower than the predetermined amount.

Steps
  1. For Search Ads: From the top bar, click Search Ads>Account Balance.
    For Display Ads: From the top bar, click Tools>Payments.
  2. Your credit card information appears in the "Credit card" section. If you don't see it, add your credit card.
  3. In the "Automatic charge" section, select "Automatic charge" and enter the amount from 3,000 JPY in a thousand increments.
    Note
    For the domestic advertisers, we add the tax to the amount that appears in the "Add to account balance" section.
  4. Confirm and select the agreement.
  5. To make the first charge manually, select "Set up automatic charge-pay manually first."
    Tips
    The automatic payment runs up to three times a day. It may not run immediately if your account isn't currently active, etc.
    To deposit immediately after setting up your automatic payment, select "Manual charge."
    *Depending on the time you set up, you may have two charges (manual and automatic) at the same time.
  6. Click "Continue."
  7. Confirm your payment and click "Save."
Note
  • The automatic charge runs when the account balance falls below the average cost of five days to keep your ads running. It charges a predetermined amount up to three times a day on your credit card. If the predetermined amount is too low, we may charge your credit card every day.
    *If you think three times a day is too much, use "Monthly automatic charge."
  • The average cost is based on the amount spent in the last three days.
  • The automatic charge won't run if your account is turned off.

To update the charge amount, see How to update the amount for automatic payment.

Monthly payment

Monthly payment (monthly automatic charge) charges your credit card on the first day of each month when your account balance is lower than the predetermined amount. Learn more

Manual payment

Manual payment (manual charge) lets you check your account balance and make payments as needed.

Steps
  1. For Search Ads: From the top bar, click Search Ads>Account Balance.
    For Display Ads: From the top bar, click Tools>Payments.
  2.  Your credit card information appears in the "Credit card" section. If you don't see it, add your credit card.
  3. In the "Manual charge" section, select "Manual charge" and enter the amount from 1,000 JPY in a thousand increments.
    Note
    For the domestic advertisers, we add the tax to the amount that appears in the "Add to account balance" section.
  4. Click "Continue."
  5. Confirm your payment and click "Save."

About consumption tax

We don't tax overseas advertisers. 

Note
Following the law change on October 1, 2015, we no longer apply tax to the telecommunications services provided to overseas companies.

 

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