The tier system offers your affiliates the ability to recruit other affiliates from whom they can then in turn earn tiercommissions from. So if for instance, Bob refers Jane, Bob would earn a tier commission each time Jane delivers earns a primary commission.

Simple Two Tier Payout Structure

A) Assume you have 1 tier enabled.
B) Assume you’re paying affiliates 20% commissions.
C) Assume you’re paying 10% of the primary commission amount on your tier.

Let’s now assume Jane refers a customer and the order amount is $100.00.

In this case, Jane earns a commission of $20.00 (20% of $100.00 – B above) and Bob will earn a tier commission as well for $2.00 (10% of $20.00 – C above). The total amount you will pay on this sale is $22.00 – that is the primary commission plus tier commission.

iDevAffiliate gives you some options. You can enable up to 10 tiers and you can choose the tier commission type – percentage of commission, percentage of sale or flat rate.

The above settings/structure represent a very standard tier set up.

  • Only 1 Tier Enabled
  • Paying a much smaller tier commission
  • Paying off the primary commission amount vs. sale amount.
Tier Linking Style

Your affiliates will login to their account and click on Tier Linking Code. This is where they get the code needed to recruit other affiliates. Your Tier Linking Style setting will determine the link they are given.

Forced Linking
This will produce a tier specific, dedicated link that must be used when recruiting affiliates.

Embedded Linking
This will not product a link at all but rather give affiliates a notice stating that their normal marketing links will act as recruiting links as well. So if a regular marketing link is clicked on and that person happens to join your affiliate program, they will automatically be assigned the tier for the new account joining.

It’s really up to you which one you should use, We see Forced Linkingused most often.