Lumanu is a TPSO (Third Party Settlement Organization) that offers streamlined invoicing and payment processing designed for creators and creative professionals so that they can invoice and receive payment from their brand partners/ companies.
Creators use Lumanu for invoicing because it is a safe, easy, and streamlined option to be able to create and send professional invoices to their brand partners. Lumanu provides creative professionals a safe and affordable way to collect online payment for their work and track their earnings.
Lumanu makes it easier and faster for brands to receive and pay invoices in the following way:
No. You are not required to create a Lumanu account or log in to be able to the invoice. You will be able to remit payment directly from the invoice that is sent via email.
Both options to remit payment via check and also easy online payment methods are included on the invoice.
Available Payment Methods:
There may be a processing fee associated when electing to pay via certain methods. Please reach out to our support team with any fee-specific questions.
The creator can complete this process or Lumanu can work with you to complete this process on the creator’s behalf. Lumanu can be set up as a single vendor in your AP system and all payments requested by creators via Lumanu can be processed under the Lumanu vendor.
If your company requires that each creator be set up as an individual vendor in your internal system, we recommend updating the creator’s record to include Lumanu’s routing and account number to reflect their payment preferences and preserve your internal process. The routing and account number can be found on the bottom of the invoice.
Lumanu accepts $USD for ACH, wire transfer, and PayPal.
If you usually pay creators via PayPal, you can continue to do so using Lumanu. On the invoice, you will have the option to remit payment via PayPal checkout and send funds via your PayPal account to preserve your usual process.
Paying a creator through Lumanu (a Third Party Settlement Organization) means you are not required by the IRS to issue a 1099-NEC (formerly 1099-MISC) or collect W-9s for creator partners.
Reply all to the invoice email and let your creator know they need to update the invoice and resend.
Lumanu supports adding a PO# during invoice creation with a dedicated field. Please direct your creator to include this information. If they sent the invoice without the PO#, they will need to cancel the original invoice and resend it.
For any additional questions regarding paying creator invoices through Lumanu, please contact our team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.