If you have ever asked this question: How do I receive payment from Amazon in Nigeria? Then, this post is created exclusively for you.
Getting payment from Amazon
You should not be surprised that this question, how do I receive payment from Amazon in Nigeria? is one of the most common frequently asked questions by Nigerian authors?
Authors put their books on the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing platform to sell them and make money. If they make money, they would expect to receive their book royalty or their income.
However, it’s important to note that, as is the case with some online stores, the mode of paying authors in Nigeria has been very cumbersome and indirect. This way, some authors always want to be sure If the payment mode will be in their favor before they dive in.
How do I receive payment from Amazon in Nigeria: Check payment
One of the ways Amazon pays Nigerian authors is by Check. To qualify for payment, you have to have sold a minimum of $100 worth of hooks.
There are many downsides to this mode of paying Nigerians by Amazon. Let us look at them:
You have to make a minimum of £100, €100, etc. In all currencies, before you can be paid. I think Amazon should have allowed currency conversion in this regard. That is, your book sales in all the currencies should be added under one currency so that authors can reach the threshold on time.
If Amazon cuts you a check and sends it to your address in Nigeria, it can get lost in transit, especially with the situation of things in the country.
There is also the problem of the commission you have to pay to turn the check into the local currency when you receive the Check in Nigeria.
How do I receive payment from Amazon in Nigeria: Through Payoneer
Payoneer became the saving grace for Nigerian authors. This is a middle service that receives your book royalty from Amazon and then you can cash out from your Payoneer account.
You can read this comprehensive guide on how to receive payment from Amazon through Payoneer as a Nigerian.