Our affiliate terms outline the methods of calculating recurring commissions. In this Knowledge Base article we are providing some example calculations. For a full description of the process please refer to the terms.

Example

The customer is on a Business 2 plan which was active throughout the period.

30 days
Business 2
  • The customer paid $200 for a Business 2 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 30 days out of 30 on Business 2
  • The recurring commission for 30 days is $20.00
    200 × 0.1 / 30 × 30 = $20.00

The total recurring commission for this subscription period is $20.00

Example

The customer was on a Business 1 plan which was upgraded to Business 2, 4 days into the period.

4 days
26 days
B1
Business 2
  • The customer paid $100 for a Business 1 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 4 days out of 30 on Business 1
  • The recurring commission for 4 days is $1.33
    100 × 0.1 / 30 × 4 = $1.33
  • The customer paid $200 for a Business 2 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 26 days out of 30 on Business 2
  • The recurring commission for 26 days is $17.33
    200 × 0.1 / 30 × 26 = $17.33

The total recurring commission for this subscription period is $18.66

1.33 + 17.33 = $18.66
Example

The customer was on a Business 4 plan which was downgraded to Business 2, 17 days into the period.

17 days
14 days
Business 4
Business 2
  • The customer paid $400 for a Business 4 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 17 days out of 30 on Business 4
  • The recurring commission for 17 days is $22.67
    400 × 0.1 / 30 × 17 = $22.67
  • The customer paid $200 for a Business 2 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 14 days out of 30 on Business 2
  • The recurring commission for 14 days is $9.33
    200 × 0.1 / 30 × 14 = $9.33

The total recurring commission for this subscription period is $32.00

22.67 + 9.33 = $32.00
Example

The customer was on a Business 2 plan which was upgraded to Enterprise 1, 11 days into the period. After another 9 days the customer decided to downgrade to Business 4.

11 days
9 days
10 days
Business 2
Enterprise 1
Business 4
  • The customer paid $200 for a Business 2 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 11 days out of 30 on Business 2
  • The recurring commission for 11 days is $7.33
    200 × 0.1 / 30 × 11 = $7.33
  • The customer paid $600 for a Enterprise 1 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 9 days out of 30 on Enterprise 1
  • The recurring commission for 9 days is $18.00
    600 × 0.1 / 30 × 9 = $18.00
  • The customer paid $400 for a Business 4 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 10 days out of 30 on Business 4
  • The recurring commission for 10 days is $13.33
    400 × 0.1 / 30 × 10 = $13.33

The total recurring commission for this subscription period is $38.66

7.33 + 18 + 13.33 = $38.66

Switching Billing Periods

When switching between billing intervals periods may become shorter. The example below shows a 6 day period – for which commission is calculated as usual. The Business 3 yearly plan upgrade starts a new period which will end – as usual – after one month. Therefore, the example above creates two periods.

Example

6 days
Business 2
  • The customer paid $200 for a Business 2 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 6 days out of 30 on Business 2
  • The recurring commission for 6 days is $4.00
    200 × 0.1 / 30 × 6 = $4.00

The total recurring commission for this subscription period is $4.00

Example

30 days
Business 3
  • The customer paid $300 for a Business 3 subscription
  • The affiliate commission rate for the period is 10%
  • The customer spent 30 days out of 30 on Business 3
  • The recurring commission for 30 days is $30.00
    300 × 0.1 / 30 × 30 = $30.00

The total recurring commission for this subscription period is $30.00

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