17. Why do I get an invoice in September for the annual service fee?
Usually you pay the annual service fee at the beginning of each calendar year, for each GTIN with published images. It is an advance payment based on previous year's accumulated amount of GTIN with published images.
In addition to this you also get an invoice with an annual service fee when you do a quality assurance and publish one or a larger amount of new GTIN with images. This invoice will reach you the month after publishing the new images. You only pay the annual service fee for the remaining months of the year. If you publish a new GTIN with images in August, for example, you will be given a 58 % discount of the annual service fee.
Read more about our fees and the annual service fee in Fees & Agreements.