Getting Paid: Everything You Need to Know

This article explains the variety of methods and schedules by which Publishers can receive payment from Liftoff, and the minimum thresholds, fees, and other details associated with each option.

Select a Payment Method

PAYPAL PayPal is the quickest way to receive your funds, because it is so automated. The fees are relatively high, and are based on the Publisher's location.  
    Min. Amt. to Initiate Payment Fixed
Fee per Payment 
Fee as
% of
Payment
Maximum 
Fees per Transaction

 

(U.S.) USD $50.00  USD $1.00 2% USD $2.00
(International) USD $50.00  USD $1.00 2% USD $21.00

ACH 

ACH is only applicable to US residents. Our bank charges a low fee, and any other charge depends entirely on the Publisher's bank. This method is also fairly quick, and will normally take between 1 - 4 business days.

 

  Min. Amt. to Initiate Payment Fixed
Fee per Payment
 
Fee as
% of
Payment
 
Maximum 
Fees per Transaction
     USD $50.00  USD $0.75   0% No maximum
WIRE TRANSFER     The fees are fairly high for Wire Transfers. Tipalti imposes a fee on each wire, and the recipient's bank normally imposes a fee as well. In the case of international wires, there is an additional 2.5% fee if the payment must be converted to your local currency. The wait time for a Publisher to receive a wire payment depends on the Publisher's bank.     
    Min. Amt. to Initiate Payment Fixed
Fee per Payment 
Fee as
% of
Payment
Maximum 
Fees per Transaction
  (U.S.) USD $1000.00  USD $15.00 0%  No maximum
(International) USD $1000.00 

USD $18.00

2.5% fee for currency conversion No maximum

eCHECK

eChecks are convenient for bank accounts that are not set up to receive USD currency. In the case of non-USD currency, there is an additional 2.5% fee if the payment must be converted to your local currency. This method typically takes 1-2 days. 

 

  Min. Amt. to Initiate Payment

Fixed
Fee per Payment 

Fee as
% of
Payment
 
Maximum 
Fees per Transaction
    USD $1000.00

USD $5.00

2.5% fee for currency conversion No maximum
CHECK Checks are only available in USD currency and to U.S.-based Publishers. Checks are processed in-house, not through Tipalti, so there are no fees imposed on payment by check. However, this method usually takes the longest to reach a Publisher.
    Min. Amt. to Initiate Payment Fixed
Fee per
Payment 
Fee as
% of
Payment
 
Maximum 
Fees per Transaction
    USD $50.00   None  0%  No maximum

Submit Your Payment Information in Tipalti, Liftoff's Payment Portal

Liftoff partners with Tipalti to manage payments to our Publishers. All payment and tax information is still fully managed by Liftoff, while the payment processing is executed by Tipalti. We currently use Tipalti to process four types of payment methods: PayPal, ACH, Wire Transfer, and eCheck. In addition, Liftoff can pay Publishers by regular check, which we process in-house. All options, along with any associated fees, are described in the table above.

Note that any fees imposed by Liftoff are deducted before we initiate the transaction with Tipalti, so fees imposed by Tipalti impact your net payment from Liftoff. 

To submit payment and tax information:

  1. Log in to the Liftoff Monetize dashboard.
  2. Click on the menu and select Payment Info.
  3. In the the upper right corner of the publisher dashboard, click on the ellipsis to display options, and select My Account.
  4. On the Account page, locate the Payment tab, and select Payment information.
  5. Enter your address information for your entity or company:

     

  6. Choose your payment method. We offer different payment methods, depending on your country. Select your preferred payment method:

     

    You can also specify a Payment Threshold to control the minimum payment total before we issue a payment.

  7. Select the tax form that applies to you. If you do not know which form to select, you can go through the Tax Form Questionnaire at the bottom of this screen.

    Here are some quick tips to help you:
    • Most US residents fill out the W9 form.
    • Most non-US individuals fill out the W8-BEN.
    • Most non-US entities fill out the W8-Ben-E.

You're ready to receive your first payment from Liftoff!

If you have any questions, please email payments@vungle.com.

Minimum Threshold to Receive Payment

There is a minimum threshold for Liftoff to pay you (the Publisher), which is set by Tipalti (or by Liftoff for checks), and depends on the payment method you have selected. The table above lists the minimum payment amount for each payment method, along with any additional transaction fees imposed by Tipalti.

Payment Schedules

By default, we pay out to our publishing clients on a Net 60 schedule, and conduct monthly revenue payouts at the very end of the month. For instance, revenue for the month of January is calculated on January 31 and, by default, the Publisher is paid at the end of March. (Note that Publisher may not receive the funds immediately, as it takes time for the payment to be received by the beneficiary.)
 
We provide the following payment term options:
  • Net 60: By default, all publishers will be paid within 60 days of the last day of the month of earnings. 
  • Hold Payment: If the Publisher does not want to receive payments, we can hold their payments. Once ready for us to release their payment, the Publisher must still adhere to the minimum payout, along with the Net60 schedule.

Common Causes of Payment Delays

If you have issues receiving your payments, contact payments@vungle.com or your Account Manager.

Common reasons for payment delays include:

  • You have not filled out the required forms.
  • You have not reached the minimum earnings to trigger a payment.
  • Payments were delayed in the mail, within Liftoff, or at the client's bank.

Questions?

Need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us, we’re here to help!

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