Setting up commission rates

Commission rates determine the amount of money an affiliate receives when a referred visitor makes a purchase from your store.

These rates can be either percentage based or fixed amounts.

Percentage based commission rates are calculated from the cart’s total amount. For example, if the rate is set to 25% and the purchase total is $120, to commission rewarded to the affiliate will be $30.

Fixed amounts rates on the other hand are calculated independent from the cart’s total and they are of two types:

  • fixed amount per order: for example, if the commission rate is set to $10 and if we have a cart with 3 items totaling $120, the affiliate’s commission will be $10;
  • fixed amount per product: if we take the same example with the $10 rate and 3 items totaling $120, the commission rewarded to the affiliate will be $30, because there 3 items in the cart.

Settings up the general commission rates

The general commission rates act globally, meaning that all your affiliates will be rewarded the same percentage or fixed amounts for their referred orders. Here’s how you can set them up:

  1. Firstly, navigate to your WordPress admin area > SliceWP > Settings > General (tab) > Commissions Settings (section).
  2. Select the commission type and set the percentage or amount you wish to reward your affiliates:
  3. If you opt for “Fixed Amount”, select if you wish to reward the amount per order or per each individual item from the cart.

Setting up per affiliate commission rates

Besides the general commission rate, which will default to all your affiliates, you can also set custom commission rates for each individual affiliate.

Please note: this functionality requires the Affiliate Commission Rates add-on.

  1. Navigate to your WordPress admin area > SliceWP > Affiliates > Edit the affiliate you wish to have different commission rates.
  2. Enable the custom commission rates for the affiliate:
  3. Select the commission type and set the percentage or amount you wish to reward your affiliates:
  4. If you opt for “Fixed Amount”, select if you wish to reward the amount per order or per each individual item from the cart.

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