What is Item Based Commission?
In some cases a merchant may want to reward a different commission rate for different products.This may be to offer extra incentive for certain items, or to reduce standard commission rate due to low overhead on some products.
This can be done using Item Based Commission (IBC for short).
How Do You Implement Item Based Commission?
The implementation of Item Based Commission requires the following steps:
1. First you would need to include an "Item Based Commission" column in your product datafeed. You would then want to populate this field for all products that will not be receiving the base commission. You will need to populate this field with the decimal form of the percentage (ie. 9% = .09).
2. You would then need to pass the product SKU to us via the tracking pixel. If this product SKU matches a product SKU found in the product datafeed then the associated "Item Based Commission" would go into effect, otherwise the base commission would be used.
3. Work with AvantLink Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ensure that your Merchant Program is set up to handle Item Based Commissions (that the Merchant account is provisioned for it, and your product datafeed is correctly updated / mapped on our side).
Note: if you wish to stop a specific item from commissioning we can set IBC up on our end and simply set the commission for the item to .01% (or 0.001) this will still commission the item, but at a minuscule amount our system won't recognize.
How Does IBC Work?
Important: Our IBC listings will only update for products which have not had a sale for the current calendar month. This is to ensure that any given product, in any given calendar month, will have a consistent commission rate associated with it. Generally, this may mean that your full listing of product SKUs using IBC may not update until the 1st of the calendar month, since sales for those items may have already been processed.
Sales: For any Merchants using IBC, commissions are calculated using the total of Item Amounts, instead of the Order Subtotal amount passed to us, via the Order Confirmation Script. This method is used whether or not IBC items are included on any specific order.