Refersion relies on the concept of Offers: you can think of offers as a group of affiliates that belong to the same commission structure. We support three different commission structures each with different available options: Percent of Sale, Flat Rate, and Tiered. For all the commission structures below you can choose if shipping and taxes are included in the calculation by going to Account > Settings > Calculation Logic. You also have the option of creating Product Level Commissions for each offer.

Please note: You cannot set different commissions for the same affiliate. 

Percent of sale

This is the most common commission structure, calculated based on the total value of the order. The commission amount can be anywhere from 0-100%, most offers tend to fall in the 10-20% range.

Flat Rate

Flat rate commission structures allow you to give a certain commission regardless of the order value: so long as an order occurred the affiliate will receive a commission. There are two types of flat rate commissions: Flat Rate Per Item and Flat Rate Per Order. Note: discounts are NOT taken into account when calculating flat rate commissions, affiliates will be credited the full commission amount regardless of the order value.

Flat Rate Per Item

The commission is calculated on a per-item basis, with each item receiving the flat rate commission. Quantity is taken into account as well, so order a quantity of the same item will multiply the flat rate commission.

Flat Rate Per Order

The commission is calculated on a per-order basis, with each order receiving the flat rate commission.

Tiered Commission Structure 

Tiered commission structures are a great way to motivate your affiliates to promote your products and earn a higher commission. 

To learn more about them check out our article on How To Create A Tiered Commission structure

What's Next?

Learn how to set product level commissions

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