How IWantThatFlight calculates Affiliate Payments

By Garth Adams on 09/Feb/2017

We work with many suppliers, each with certain reporting capabilities.

  1. Some give daily reports and show each booking, including which link drove the sale (which makes it clear which affiliate drove the sale).
  2. Some give daily reports, but just a total number of sales – no indication who made the sale.
  3. Some give monthly reports and show each booking, including which link drove the sale (which makes it clear which affiliate drove the sale).
  4. Some give monthly reports, but just a total number of sales – no indication who made the sale.
To get around problems of attribution introduced by 2 & 4, we calculate a “Quality Score” for each affiliate (and us) based on 1 & 3. We then use that to divide up the commission reported on in 2 & 4.

When we receive monthly reports from a supplier (4) we use the quality score calculated on each day for each affiliate to divide up that suppliers commissions. So at the end of the month, you may find you are retrospectively given extra income.

While we try to have commercial relationships with all suppliers, in the interests of user experience we have included very small number of suppliers who we do not have a commercial relationship with. Sales with these suppliers are not tracked - neither we or affiliates are paid if sales occur with these suppliers.

By Garth Adams on 09/Feb/2017
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