Billing threshold - Definition

Billing threshold - Definition

When met, the billing threshold is a set amount that triggers billing for advertising costs.

What it is

When met, the billing threshold is a set amount that triggers billing for advertising costs.

How it works

We charge your primary payment method when you reach your billing threshold or your monthly billing date, whichever comes first. Billing thresholds start out low and will automatically increase when make successful payments. The amount of increase depends on your currency and other factors. Alternatively, Bing Ads automatically decreases your billing threshold if you run into problems paying your charges.

What you need to know

  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Billing tab.
  3. If you have more than one account, click the account number for the account you want to set the limit on.
  4. In the When you pay summary at the top of the page, click set a limit.
  5. Select Limit each charge to and enter the payment amount you do not want to exceed.

Keep in mind

  • Charges can exceed the billing threshold or your limit by a small amount. If you are setting the limit to avoid reaching a maximum amount that you can charge on your credit card, you might want to set your limit slightly below that amount.
  • It will take about an hour for your new limit to be saved in our system.
  • If you set your limit below your current balance, we will charge you the full balance. After that, you will be charged your limit (or a slightly larger amount). If you need to reduce your balance before you set your limit, you can pay your account balance.
  • If you change your postpay payment option from threshold to monthly invoice, we will remove the billing threshold limit.

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