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Do affiliates automatically get paid?

No, affiliates do not automatically get paid. To make the process easier, require or encourage affiliates to have a Paypal account.

This is intentional. If affiliates automatically got paid, it leaves your site open for possible fraud. Stolen credit cards could be used to sign up members under an affiliate. You are then sending them real money long before the fraud is discovered.

For this reason, payouts are manual but only take a few seconds each.

 

The affiliate process includes 2 steps:

  1. Send out a Commission Report Email Message
  2. Pay the Affiliate(s)

 

Send out a Commission Report Email Message

Click each section to expand for more information.

1. Under 'Commerce' choose 'Affiliate Program'

Under 'Commerce' choose 'Affiliate Program'

 

Affiliate Program

 

 

2. Choose 'Send commission Reports to Affiliates' from the Affiliate menu

Choose 'Send commission Reports to Affiliates' from the Affiliate menu

 

3. Add your personal message to go above or below the pre-written report

Add your personal message to go above or below the pre-written report in the 'Above Report Message' field and 'Below Report Message' field

The message entered will be sent to all active affiliates.

 

 

 

4. Click 'Preview Message'

Click 'Preview Message'

 

 

 

5. Click 'Send Message'

Click 'Send Message'

 

 

 

Pay the affiliate

Any affiliates who have earned a commission can be paid all at one time, or by an individual basis. Click on each tab below for instructions based on how you would like to pay.

 

Mass Payout

If there are many affiliates that have earned a commission, it is possible to pay them at one time.

 

Click on each section below to expand for more information.

1. Under 'Commerce' choose 'Affiliate Program'

Under 'Commerce' choose 'Affiliate Program'

 

Affiliate Program

 

 

2. Choose 'View Payout Report' from the 'Affiliate Program Menu'

Choose 'View Payout Report' from the 'Affiliate Program Menu'

 

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3. Click the check box for those to pay via PayPal

Click the 'Mass Pay' check box for those to pay via PayPal

 

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4. Click the 'Generate Mass Pay File' button

Click the 'Generate Mass Pay File' Button

 

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5. Upload the File to PayPal to Mass Pay

Upload the Text File to PayPal to Mass Pay

The text file can be uploaded to PayPal using these instructions found at PayPal:

 

Payouts: PayPal's Mass Pay Option

6. Save the Resulting Text File Generated

Save the Resulting Text File Generated

A text file will be generated and the Download link for the file will appear at the top of the page

This file can be downloaded to your local drive by right clicking on the link and choose 'Save Link As' or 'Save Target As' from the resulting menu.

 

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7. Click 'Mark as Paid'

Click 'Mark as Paid' to reset the 'Current Account Balance'

 

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Individual Payments

If you would prefer to pay each affiliate on an individual basis, follow the instructions below.

 

Click on each section to open for further instruction.

1. Under 'Commerce' choose 'Affiliate Program'

Under 'Commerce' choose 'Affiliate Program'

 

Affiliate Program

 

 

2. Choose 'View Payout Report' from the 'Affiliate Program Menu'

Choose 'View Payout Report' from the 'Affiliate Program Menu'

 

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3. Under 'Actions' click on 'PayPal Payments'

Under 'Actions' click on 'PayPal Payments'

 

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4. PayPal will Open with an Invoice to Send

PayPal will Open with an Invoice to Send

It may be necessary to add the amount to pay for commission in the pricing field.

Click 'Continue' and follow the screens from PayPal to complete the transaction.

 

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5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for Each Individual Affiliate to Pay

 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for Each Individual Affiliate to Pay

The affiliates' account balances will be reset to zero

 

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