Each advertiser may have commission rules that are set up in their program. This article explains what commission rules are and where to find them in your affiliate account.
What are commission rules?
We all know there is a default commission rate for each program. However, each advertiser program may have their own commission rules set up that affect what amount of commission is earnt on a particular sale generated by the affiliate. These rules vary from advertiser to advertiser so it is important to stay informed on what commission rules are set up on the program (if any). Most commonly, an advertiser may set up commission rule conditions, such as:
Product SKU: A particular product can have a commission rule set up to increase or decrease the commission earned on it.
Product Category: Similar to product SKU, a certain product category, for example, Electronics and Homewares may have a different commission rate set up.
Coupon usage: An advertiser may decide to lower commission earned by the affiliate if the consumer used a coupon code at checkout. Or maybe only specific coupon codes will have a different commission rate.
Where to find commission rules
Commission rules can be found in your account by going to the Advertisers section of your account. Simply click the eyeball icon on the right-hand side of the advertiser name. This will open up a new tab that shows all information on the advertiser's program. By scrolling down you may find the subheading Commission Rules. If you do not find this subheading, it simply means that the advertiser program does not have any commission rules set up and the standard commission rate is what you will earn on each sale driven. The below screenshot is an example of what you would see if an advertiser has commission rules set up.