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 Front End 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:
- Install the extension
- Configure site wide settings under Downloads → Settings → Extensions
- Configure commissions on each individual product
- 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.