Commission Manager

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Note: The guide for the new commission manager tool can be found here

If you're programme is using the new commission manager tool, see link above for this guide.


Commission Manager

Under Account Management, click Commission Manager.

Adding New Commission Groups

  • Click Add New Commission Group

1. Select Transaction Type:

At this stage, you select the type of transactions recorded in the group. Leads will always pay a set amount, but sales have the option of a CPA percentage or a set amount per sale.

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2. Identify Your Group:

Here you have to name the group in a number of ways. The group code is a name given to it that will be used in the logic that they send over for sales tracking to that group and would be used if amending validations. The group name is simply what the group is called and the group description should describe what sales the group covers.

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3. Inclusion in Global Rules:

At this stage, you have to decide whether the sales pulled to this group will count towards the tiered levels set up on the account (if there are any).

File:Add new commission group - Inclusion in global rules.jpg

4. Set Default Commission:

Here, you simply enter the amount awarded for each sale, be it a percentage or set amount.

File:Add new commission group - Set default commission.jpg

5. Add More Payment Levels:

Here you can add additional tiers specific to the commission group.

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Commission Types

There are 2 main types of commission used by Awin.

CPA (Cost Per Acquisition): CPA (Cost Per Acquisition) is the amount that an advertiser is willing to pay for a sale. The cost per acquisition may be set as a percentage or fixed value.

CPL (Cost Per Lead): CPL (Cost Per Lead) is where the advertiser pays a publisher an agreed fee for each qualified lead (potential customer) referred to the advertiser's website.

Commission Tiers

Commission tiers can be based on:

  • Number of confirmed sales equal to or over a certain amount.
  • Value of confirmed sales is equal to or over a certain amount.
  • Value of confirmed commission is equal to or more than a certain amount.

Our system will check the previous 30 days of sales/commissions/transactions made by a publisher on a daily basis. If a performance tier has been reached at any point in the previous 30 days, the publisher will go up a level for a minimum of 30 days.

Moving up - If during that 30 days the publisher reaches a higher tier, then as soon as that target is hit they will move up to the next level for a minimum of 30 days.

Moving down - If after the 30 days on a performance tier the publisher has not met the criteria to be on that tier they will move back down to the tier that they have met the criteria for.

Staying the same - If during the time on a higher tier the publisher meets the criteria to be on that tier again then the publisher will remain on that tier for another 30 days from that point.

It’s important to note that the performance tiers are not based on a calendar month, but a rolling 30 day cycle.


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