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    Question Network Fee on Affiliate Bonuses?
    Anybody know if SAS charges the same (20%) affiliate transaction fee on awarding performance threshold bonuses to affiliates?

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    My guess is yes as they have to pay the affiliate and carry the cash until paid. To my knowledge all networks charge their normal fee for bonuses.

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    Thanks, Chuck. I think you're right. I was thinking about it, and otherwise, merchants could skirt around paying fees by opting to do performance bonuses - which effectively raise the commission rate - instead of offering performance threshold commission increases.

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    You should be factoring in the network fee as part of your cost per sale for channel payout. If you bonus then also include that network fee in you monthly summaries to management. Some networks charge a higher fee for performance incentives such as say 30% of commissions when the program is at a flat rate of say 3% per sale for network fees. I found that out before when we were paying an affiliate 15% and the network fee came in higher than 3%. Wasn't Shareasale.

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