The Billing tab in depth

The Billing tab in depth

Go to the Billing tab to get access to all your billing information and manage billing tasks, such as consolidating your bills, setting a limit on your billing threshold, and adding prepaid funds.
Important

Please note that your user role affects what you can see and what you can do in the Billing tab. Learn more about user roles.

The Billing tab gives you a single location for all of your billing information and tasks. On this tab, the main things you can do regardless of your account type are:

  • Check how much you owe (postpay accounts) or your available balance (prepay accounts).
  • Filter the table to find the documents you're looking for. Filter by date, document ID, and other criteria.
  • Review and download PDF versions of your billing documents.
The Billing tab offers additional information and tasks, but those vary depending on whether you are viewing all of your accounts or just one account (postpay threshold, monthly invoice, or prepay). This article describes what you can see and do in these different account views.

Views by account

All accountsexpando image

If you have more than one account and have selected All accounts from the drop-down list at the top of the Billing tab, here's what you can do:

  • Review a summary of billing information for all of your accounts, including the total amount due for all postpay accounts (postpay threshold and monthly invoice) and the total balance for all your prepay accounts. Totals are broken down by currency.
  • Get billing details for individual accounts by clicking the account name and number.
  • Review and download PDF versions of your billing documents, including invoices, statements, payment receipts, and credit and debit memos.
  • Set up consolidated billing, all invoices with the same currency are combined into one. (Applies to monthly invoiced accounts only.)
  • Choose whether to include campaign details with your bills. (Applies to monthly invoiced accounts only.)
the billing tab
Postpay threshold accountexpando image

When you look at a postpay threshold account on the Billing tab, you'll see a summary at the top of the page, showing you the amount due for the account and information about your monthly billing date and billing threshold. Here, you can set a limit on your billing threshold.

the billing tab - postpay threshold account
Monthly invoice accountexpando image

If you have a monthly invoice account, you'll see the amount due, which is the amount we have billed you, and the current balance, which is the amount you have not been billed for yet.

If you have elected to consolidate your bills, you'll see references to that in the summary and in the table.

the billing tab - monthly invoice account
Prepay accountexpando image

If you are looking at a prepay account on the Billing tab, you'll see your account balance and be able to add funds if your balance is getting low.

the billing tab - prepay account

Some things to know about the Billing tab

There are a few things that you should know when reviewing and using the Billing tab:

  • Filtering the table does not change the amounts that appear in the summaries at the top of the page.
  • There can be a delay of up to 4 hours before charges, credits, or payments are shown on the Billing tab.
  • There might be small differences in the total amounts in the table and the amounts in the summaries, because the line items in the table are related to documents and not all debits and credits have an individual document associated with them. For example, in some countries, we are required to collect taxes on your advertising costs. If you have a prepay account those taxes will be deducted from your prepay amount. Your prepay balance at the top of the page will show the taxes deducted, but the statement line item in the table will show the total amount of funds you added.
  • User roles determine whether you can change the settings or only read the items in the Billing tab. In addition, certain billing-related tasks (such as changing a credit card) can only be done by the bill-to party, regardless of user roles. Learn more about user roles.

Billing tasks

Download a billing document expando image
  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Billing tab.
  3. Select one or more documents in the table, and click Download documents. (If you don't see any documents in the table, then you will need to select a different date range in the drop-down list to show past documents.)
  4. Open or save the zip file to your computer.
Set a limit on your billing threshold (postpay threshold account)expando image
You can limit the amount your payment method is charged on your postpay threshold account. To learn more about how billing thresholds work, see What is billing threshold and how does it work?
  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.
Set up consolidated billing (monthly invoice account) expando image
Want to minimize the size of your monthly invoices? With consolidated billing, all of your monthly invoiced accounts that are billed in the same currency and language will be combined into a single invoice.
  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Billing tab.
  3. At the top of the page, under Selected accounts, make sure that All accounts is selected.
  4. Just above the table, click Billing settings.
  5. Next to Consolidated billing, click Combine similar bills into a single monthly invoice.
  6. Click Save.

Your consolidated bill will arrive in your next billing period.

Include or remove campaign details in your invoices (monthly invoice account) expando image
If you don't need to see your monthly invoice billing broken down by campaign, then you can simplify and shorten your invoices even further.
  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Billing tab.
  3. Under Selected accounts, click All accounts.
  4. Click Billing settings.
  5. Uncheck Campaign details and click Save.
Add funds (prepay account) expando image
You can manually add funds at any time. Or you can set up recurring payments. Learn more about auto-recharge.
  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Billing tab.
  3. From the Selected account drop-down list, select the prepay account that you want to add funds to.
  4. In the Prepay balance summary, click add funds.
  5. Select your payment method, enter a payment amount, and click Pay now.
Get an email notification when your invoice is available (monthly invoice accounts) expando image
In addition to getting your monthly invoice sent to you through the mail, you can also receive an email notification that has a link to your monthly invoice.
  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Billing tab.
  3. At the top of the page, under Selected accounts, make sure that All accounts is selected.
  4. Just above the table, click Billing settings.
  5. Under Monthly invoice settings, next to Invoice delivery, click manage.
  6. Select Email invoices, select the users who will receive the emails, and click Save.

Changes to your billing notifications will take effect in the next billing cycle. By the 2nd of the month, an email will be sent with a direct link to download the invoice as a PDF file. You'll need to be signed in to Bing Ads to download this file. Your monthly invoices will also be sent by mail.

View monthly invoices in Bing Adsexpando image
Invoices are typically posted by the 2nd of each month for the previous month's charges. You will be able to see the invoice within the Billing tab once they have been generated.
Get end-of-month billing notifications (prepay and postpay threshold accounts) expando image
You can choose to get billing notifications through email at the end of each month. If you have a prepay account, a statement will be posted on the Billing tab that summarizes your payments for the month. If you have a postpay threshold account, you will receive a notification that provides a link to the Billing tab where you can see the payments you made for the previous month.
  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Billing tab.
  3. At the top of the page, under Selected accounts, make sure that All accounts is selected.
  4. Just above the table, click Billing settings.
  5. Under Prepay and postpay threshold settings, select Send notifications by email.
  6. Click Save.

Changes to your billing notifications will take effect in the next billing cycle.

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