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Getting Paid with Lightspeed Payments

A lot has to happen between the time a sale is made in your store and the time you see your day's sales deposited into your bank account.

On a regular business day, the card payments you accept before that day's cutoff time are sent to Lightspeed Payments and the process of transferring funds from your customer's bank account to yours begins. 

What is deposited?

Payment processors, card providers, and banks charge fees for transferring funds. Lightspeed Payments deducts those fees for you. By the time the deposit hits your account, any and all fees have already been paid, so the money in your account is all yours, free and clear.

The details of how your earnings reach you can change depending on the payment terminal you use. Select the appropriate tab for your payment terminal to learn when to expect your payouts to arrive.

Understanding bank holidays

Regional bank holidays may delay your payout schedule. In these cases, funds are ready to deposit but will be delayed until the next available business day.

 

  • Getting paid with the Verifone P400+, Mobile Tap, Smart Terminal (WisePOS E), or WisePad 3

    On a regular business day, the card payments you accept before that day's cutoff time are sent to Lightspeed Payments and the process of transferring funds from your customer's bank account to yours begins. 

    The cutoff time for all transactions is based on your region. 

    Region Batch cutoff time
    Australia 12 AM Local time
    Canada 12 AM EST
    UK 12 AM UTC
    US 3 AM EST

    This transfer of funds generally takes about 1 business day, so if a transaction happens on Tuesday, you can expect to see that money in your account on Wednesday. No activity happens over the weekend, so Friday, Saturday, and Sunday transactions will all be deposited on Monday as a single deposit.

      Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

    Day transaction takes place

    $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $100 N/A
    Day transactions are deposited into your account N/A $100 $200 $300 $400 $0 $0 $1800 $100

    Note: The amount deposited into your account will not be identical to the amount collected -- processing fees are deducted before the deposit is made.

    Statutory holidays will, of course, also delay processing.

    You can see the current status of a given deposit on the Payouts report. Each payout will show one of the following statuses:

    • In progress: this payout is still being processed.
    • Payout sent: this payout has been sent to your account.
    • Error: there was an error processing this payout.

    It is worth noting that the final part of this process, placing the deposit into your account, is conducted by your bank. When a deposit shows the payout sent status, your bank has received the funds but may not have processed the deposit into your account yet. Most banks will process this deposit within the 2-business day schedule described above, but there may be exceptions, particularly with smaller banks during periods of high activity. Speak with your bank for more information about their processing timelines or if you see a payout sent status in your report with no corresponding deposit in your account.

  • Getting paid with Verifone MX915, Ingenico iPP320, or Ingenico iSMP4

    On a regular business day, the card payments you accept before that day's cutoff time are sent to Lightspeed Payments in batches: 

     

    Transaction Type Definition Cutoff Time

     Card Present

    (credit cards and debit-credit)

    A transaction made in your store using Lightspeed Retail.

    8:00 PM ET

    Card Present

    (PIN Debit)

    A transaction made in your store using a PIN debit card (US Debit). 4:00 PM ET 
     Card Not Present A transaction made on your website using Lightspeed eCom. 10:00 PM ET

    Those batches are received that night and the process of transferring funds from your customer's bank account to yours begins. Unless you direct these batches to separate accounts, they will be considered a single settlement.

    Processing time

    The transferring of funds from your customer's bank to yours generally takes about 2 business days, so if a transaction happens on Tuesday, you can expect to see that money in your account on Thursday. No activity happens over the weekend, so Thursday's transactions will be deposited into your account on Monday, Friday's transactions on Tuesday, and Saturday, Sunday and Monday transactions will all be deposited on Wednesday as separate deposits. 

      Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

    Transaction takes place

    $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 N/A N/A
    Deposited into your account N/A N/A $100 $200  $300 $0 $0 $400 $500 $2100

    Note: The amount deposited into your account will not be identical to the amount collected -- processing fees are deducted before the deposit is made.

    Statutory holidays will, of course, also delay processing.

    You can see the current status of a given deposit on the Payouts report. Each payout will show one of the following statuses:

    • In progress: this payout is still being processed.
    • Payout sent: this payout has been sent to your account.
    • Error: there was an error processing this payout.

    It is worth noting that the final part of this process, placing the deposit into your account, is conducted by your bank. When a payout shows the payout sent status, your bank has received the funds but may not have processed the deposit into your account yet. Most banks will process this deposit within the 2-business day schedule described above, but there may be exceptions, particularly with smaller banks during periods of high activity. Speak with your bank for more information about their processing timelines or if you see a payout sent status in your report with no corresponding deposit in your account.

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