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When you are using the shared ABA Authorize.net account, when the order status is changed to 'Payment Received' state, the credit card used to place the order is charged. The funds collected are placed in a holding account for 15 days or less. When the order status is then changed to 'Completed', the order is marked for reconciliation. Reconciliation happens on or about the 15th and 25th of the month - the funds are withdrawn, and dispersed to all interested parties. For wholesaler fulfilled orders, Ingram is paid for the cost of goods, cost of shipping and processing fee. For all orders (wholesaler fulfilled and store fulfilled) ABA takes 4.5% of the order total, as well as credit card processing fees. The remainder, including any local tax that was collected, is forwarded (via ACH wire transfer) to the bookstore's bank account. A full accounting of each holding period can be found through the ‘Money Management’ section of your website.
NOTE: This report only highlights orders where there is a fund transfer between ABA and the store.
Navigate to: Store > Reports > Money Management > Show all Statements and select the 'Reconciliation' link for the appropriate period.
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