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No Contract, Enterprise Client

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Bemmygail A Member Since: Mar 23, 2013
1 of 6

Hi, 

 

I am wondering how does the enterprise client send me payment through purchase order via upwork? There is no contract created. I've met them face to face in their office. I just want to clarify how does the purchase order work and how can I receive payment from the client?

 

I've read about it here: https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211068198-Add-PO-Numbers-to-Invoices

 

But unsure if it can directly send the payment to me as the freelancer. They already provided a purchase order number.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
2 of 6

Bemmygail A wrote:

Hi, 

 

I am wondering how does the enterprise client send me payment through purchase order via upwork? There is no contract created. I've met them face to face in their office. I just want to clarify how does the purchase order work and how can I receive payment from the client?

 

I've read about it here: https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211068198-Add-PO-Numbers-to-Invoices

 

But unsure if it can directly send the payment to me as the freelancer. They already provided a purchase order number.




Bemmygail A wrote:

Hi, 

 

I am wondering how does the enterprise client send me payment through purchase order via upwork? There is no contract created. I've met them face to face in their office. I just want to clarify how does the purchase order work and how can I receive payment from the client?

 

I've read about it here: https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211068198-Add-PO-Numbers-to-Invoices

 

But unsure if it can directly send the payment to me as the freelancer. They already provided a purchase order number.


Your client needs to send you an offer, which you accept, which makes it possible for you to receive a payment through upwork. Any circumvention which causes upwork not to receive a fee is forbidden and will result in suspension of your profile. 

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Bemmygail A Member Since: Mar 23, 2013
3 of 6

There is no contract, and the job is already completed. I think upwork will still have the 20% fee from that, I just want to know how is that possible to send me directly from their client account to my freelancer account with Upwork's purchase order.  I received bonus from clients before, where the contract is already closed, from client to my account. Now, I want to know how does the purchase order from enterprise client to my freelancer work?

 

I know they may need to open a contract, but I already told them that. And, they said they already made a purchase order, which is what I want to clarify.

 

The thing is, I have worked with them face to face in their office for a video. And since they are enterprise client here on upwork, where we first communicated, I asked them to make a contract and was expecting them to be experienced, but they said they can just make a purchase order via upwork to pay me. 

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
4 of 6

Hi Bemmygail,

 

Could you please send me more details via PM(click on my name) so that I can check the details and advise you accordingly? Thank you.


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Bemmygail A Member Since: Mar 23, 2013
5 of 6

Yes, thank you. Pm sent. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
6 of 6

Is this an **Upwork** Enterprise client? (Rather than someone saying they are...) You can see that on the original job post - whether it has the blue Enterprise icon and says "Enterprise Client"

 

There is never EVER any way for a client to pay you (without both you and the client being in violation of Upwork's terms of Service) without a contract, either directly via Upwork or through Upwork Payrolled Services.

 

You should not have done any work at all before you had a contract.

 

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