Commissions - Overview

The Commissions add-on allows you to automatically record and track commissions for download sales. A commission is a percentage of the total product price that is paid out to a specified user, meaning that this add-on allows you to create a marketplace type of system where you give authors a certain percentage of each sale, just like the Envato Marketplaces.

The Commissions add-on is often paired with Frontend Submissions, but this is NOT required. Commissions can be paid to any WordPress user at either a flat rate or a percentage of the sale.

Here's the general workflow:

  1. Install the extension
  2. Configure site wide settings under Downloads → Settings → Extensions
  3. Configure commissions on each individual product
  4. On a regular basis (monthly is suggested) export your commissions report and pay your users.

Activating Your License Key

The Commissions add-on comes with automatic upgrades for all license key holders. To activate your license, go to Downloads → Settings → Licenses and enter your license key under the Commissions section. Your key will be automatically activated when you click Save Changes.

See related articles below for in-depth instructions on setting up commission rates and managing payouts.