Setting referral rates
Setting a global (default) referral rate
The referral rate determines how much the affiliate earns on each sale they generate for the store. For example, if an affiliate generates a $100 sale, their referral amount for the sale will be a percentage of that.
If the referral rate is set to 20%, affiliates will receive $20 on a $100 order.
The global referral rate (which will apply to all affiliates) is set in Affiliates → Settings:
Setting a per-affiliate referral rate
If you wish to set a custom rate for a specific affiliate, go to Affiliates → Affiliates, search for the affiliate by name or ID and click on their name:
Setting a per-product referral rate
Note: If an affiliate has a custom rate specified for their account, that rate will always take precedence over global and per-product rates.
Setting per-product, tiered, lifetime, or recurring referral rates
Several add-ons can also adjust how referrals rates are calculated.
- Set per-product, per-affiliate referral rates with the free Affiliate Product Rates add-on: Setting up Affiliate Product Rates
- Set tiered referral rates to incentivize your affiliates with the Tiered Affiliate Rates pro add-on: Setting Tiered Affiliate Rates
- Set lifetime refrral rates that allows your affiliates to receive commission on all future purchases made by a linked customer with the Lifetime Commissions pro add-on: Setting Lifetime Commission Rates
- Set recurring referral rates for subscription services and recurring customer payments with the Recurring Referrals pro add-on: Setting up Recurring Referrals