The payment flow for affiliate commissions works like this:
Approve affiliate conversions (either manually from Manage > Conversions or automatically via auto-approval)
Initiate payment from either the Conversions page or the Approve Payments page
Approve payment on the Approve Payments Page for processing via PayPal, Payment Rails, gift card, or manually (to be marked Paid by you).
How to Approve Payments
Go to Payments > Approve Payments
The first 50 records will appear in a list below.
You can search for the Affiliate(s) you’d like to pay by Name, ID, Offer or Advanced Options: Minimum Owed, PayPal Email, or Conversion Date (range).
Check the box next to the Affiliate(s) you’d like to process a payment for. Or, check the box in the header row to select everyone due for payment.
Click Process Bulk Payments
Note: If you’d like to view the conversion details of a particular Affiliate before paying them, click the See Conversions button.