January 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm #8358
In the Manage Payouts section, I would like to use Option D – Payout an individual affiliate commission.
However, this seems to be an ‘all or nothing’ option. There is no opportunity to select an amount that you wish to pay.
Is it possible to change this so that I can choose how much of the balance owed is paid to the affiliate?
Peter.January 18, 2013 at 12:09 am #53130adminKeymaster
Hi Peter, In normal situation you should always use option A, B or C for generating a payout list. Option D is kind of like a manual override when for whatever reason you just want to payout one affiliate’s commission. Remember, you can still use option A, B or C even if you have only one affiliate who needs to be paid out.January 18, 2013 at 1:25 am #53131
Thank you very much for your reply.
Perhaps I am being a little dull here but as I understand it, Options A through C are Mass Payout options so I am unable to select just one Affiliate to receive a payment.
If I run the reports, I get a list of all the Affiliates that require a payment based on the criteria that I have set.
Now, I know I can choose which affiliates to pay (and of course, I can choose how much to pay too) but if I select the ‘Mark as Paid’ button, it will mark as paid ‘all’ affiliates who are due a payment (whether they were actually paid or not) and it will mark those affiliate as having been paid the total of what is due (whether they were paid the total amount due or not).
This is not what I need.
What I would like to do is to select just one affilate and choose how much I pay them and for that payment to then be reflected correctly in the affiliate accounts. I can choose that one Affiliate easily using Option D but – for the moment at least – I have no way of choosing what I pay them. It is either the full balance on their account or nothing.
I have worked out that I can enter a ‘psuedo’ payment by entering a negative amount in the ‘Manual Commission Award’ date entry box but that does not show as a payment in the ‘Payment History’ page of the affiliate account area (and I didn’t think it would either) only as a negative item in the ‘Sales’ page (but even then, it has no narrative shown with it).
So, back to the question: Is there a way that I can choose the amount paid to an affiliate under Option D and have that amount reflected correctly in the accounts?
I either pay them alland that I can choose to use those option for just one Affiliate.
But as far as I can see, it again an ‘all or nothing’ option. . But I only want to make one payout to one Affiliate and I would like to chooseJanuary 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm #53132adminKeymaster
I see what you mean. I have made a little tweak in the affiliate plugin so it will allow you to specify an amount that you want to mark as paid when using option D.
Please download a new copy of the affiliate plugin and you will get this:
There is a field called “Amount to Pay” right next to the “Mark as paid” button. You can specify your custom amount in that field.January 19, 2013 at 11:40 am #53133
You know, that is just BRILLIANT.
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