OnlineMetals Credit Accounts (Net 30 Days)

Want to pay via PO? We love PO's of all shapes and sizes, and we're happy accept them! Because they cost more to process here at OLM, we'd prefer that PO orders are for $50 and above. If you can, please help us keep our prices low by placing orders for less than $50 on a credit card. (There's a spot to enter your PO number on those orders too!)

Ready to apply or set us up as a vendor? Here's all of the information and answers you could possibly hope for, regarding OnlineMetals credit accounts.

What to do:

Setting up your Credit Account is easy. Simply download and complete the credit application below and return it to us via email at or via fax at (562) 229-1599.

We are able to approve your credit application same day, so there's no need to send it to us in advance. E-mail or fax it over on the same day that you place your first order, and we'll have an answer back to you right away.

(If your application is approved, we'll process your payment as "Net30" and e-mail your order confirmation. Otherwise, we'll call to let you know, and discuss other payment options.)

Files you might need:

Credit Application Download here
Existing Copper & Brass Sales Credit Customer Application Download here
W9 - Download here
Vendor Info: Our Remit to, etc. Download here
Reseller Permits*** Please fax your reseller permit to
(562) 229-1599 Attn: Online Metals credit department or email to
***Customers in California, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Texas and Washington need to submit their reseller permits before we are able to remove sales tax from orders. As soon as we receive your tax exemption permit, we will also set your account log in up as tax exempt for future orders.

Where to send applications and checks:

Remit To Address:
ThyssenKrupp OnlineMetals LLC
PO Box 894118
Los Angeles, CA 90189-4118
Credit Department Phone: (562) 215-4375 Fax: (206) 285-7836

Credit FAQ:

Do I have to apply for credit first, before placing my order? Nope, we can do it all in one day! Just enter your order, and send us your paperwork. We'll take care of the rest!

Once I'm approved, will I have to change the way that I order? Not at all! Just log in, place your order as usual, and select "Pay by PO" as your payment method. Our system won't recognize you the first time?but we'll fix that before you log back in to place your next order.

My company has a Credit Information Sheet, can I just send that to you? Sure, but we'll still need the completed and signed OnlineMetals credit application. (Sorry, we know paperwork sucks. It's a short application, we promise.)

What are the terms? Net 30 Days. (From the invoice date.)
  • In Lawyer Speak: "Customer understands that the entire invoice amount is due within 30 days from the invoice date or receipt of goods, whichever is later."
  • In OLM Speak: "We'll sell you the material in return for payment. Please don't make us wait too long."
What if I want to set up or change my account to Net 60? Unfortunately, we can't do it. All of our credit accounts are Net 30. It's a system thing. Well, that and our complex math skills are pretty limited. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Do you guys offer a discount if I pay early? Nope. We don't have discounts for paying early, or fees for paying late. We do, however have trained pit bulls who will attack if you don't pay us?so please do.

Do you guys have a minimum PO amount? OnlineMetals doesn't have any minimums. "Small Quantities, No Minimums!" We'd certainly appreciate it if you placed orders for less than $50 on a credit card though. (Help us keep our costs low and save time, energy, paper, stamps, potential collection calls. If you can, thanks in advance!)

Can I pay for invoices with my credit card? Definitely. Just call us with your credit card info, and invoice numbers. (Off the record, we prefer that you pay for more than one invoice at a time though. Otherwise our accounting team gets really confused, wondering why you didn't just pay with a credit card in the first place.)

Late Payments: A customer whose account is over 30 days from the date of the invoice may be placed on credit hold, at which point, no additional shipments would be made until the past due balance is paid in full.

In the event a customer's account is sent to a collection agency, the customer will remain liable for full invoice amounts, and will be unable to purchase material from OnlineMetals via any payment method until the entire debt is paid. At that point, their account will become "Payment In Advance."

Do you have another question? If so, give us a call at (800) 704-2157. (E-mails are welcome too - hit us up here).

I have a credit account with Copper and Brass Sales, do I need to fill out a separate application for OnlineMetals?
Nope! If you've got an existing Credit Account with CBS (in good standing) then we'll approve your first order immediately. It will still be a separate credit account though, and we ask that you set us up as a separate vendor, and make checks payable to OnlineMetals directly. (We will e-mail all of the information you'll need when we open your account.) Otherwise, download the files you need from the list above.

***If your first order is over $500, we may ask you to sign a separate credit application. (The Existing CBS Customer App.) If that's the case, we'll let you know ASAP.***

Can I put OnlineMetals invoices on CBS checks?
Unfortunately, no. CBS and OLM are separate divisions of ThyssenKrupp Materials, NA with separate accounts payable teams, in different locations. We ask that you set us up as separate vendors, and pay invoices separately. Here's our vendor information.

Credit RAQ:

What's the difference between a credit card and a credit account?
One comes with a little plastic rectangle that you keep in your wallet. The other doesn't. Credit card payments are made in advance (prior to the order being shipped.) Credit Account payments are made after the order ships. We send out an invoice, you send back a check.

You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.

How many bankers does it take to change a light bulb?
Four. One to hold the bulb, and three to try and remember the combination.

Do you have any witty credit quotes?
"Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession." - Sir Charles Lyell