Commissions on coupon discount appears to not adjust rate.

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Hi, I am using Woo Commerce

I have two sets of products:
2: A subscription service

Set up as follows:
–Subscription service Referral Rate set to 0.25 (Enable recurring referrals limit/timeout 90 days)

–Default referral calculation = Referral amount method
–Default referral calculation value = Affilaite_WC_Method::product_rates

Upon testing, all is working fine except in the case of Promo Code where the affiliate commission generated is 25% of the pre coupon amount.

An example would be that a 50% off coupon code on a £100 product is allowing the customer to pay £50 for the product but is giving the affiliate £25 commission (instead of £12.5).

My coupons are set up as follow:

–Discount type = Cart % Discount
–Coupon amount = 50

I hope it is something I am doing wrong!

Regards, Lee

17 Responses to Commissions on coupon discount appears to not adjust rate.

1. clemens@xpozer.com October 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

Hi,

I’ve a question about the VAT on discount and the affiliate fee. I don’t understand the calculation behind it. I used the following paramaters:

– Coupon discount%= 25%
– VAT = 21%
– product price = 59euro incl. VAT
– referral rate = 0.2 (20%)

1. ——— answer according to the system ——-

(product price ex. VAT)-(product price incl. VAT * coupon discount%)*referral rate = affiliate fee

[(59/1,21)-(59*0.25)]*0.2= 6.80 euro

2. ——— answer which I have ——-

(product price ex. VAT)-(product price ex. VAT * coupon discount%)*referral rate = affiliate fee

[(59/1,21)-(59/1,21*0.25)]*0.2= 7.31 euro

My questions are:

1. Why does the system take the coupon discount of the product price including VAT and not ex. VAT?
2. If I want to have the system to have my answer of 7.31 euro. What paramater do I have to fill in or adjust?

Hopefully you can answer my questions!

• antonio October 7, 2013 at 9:46 am #

Hi,
when you create a woocommerce coupon, you can select apply it before/after taxes (“Apply before tax” in Woocommerce->Coupons).
cheers

2. Eltorro August 20, 2013 at 6:53 am #

Oh ok i see, thanks will work it out based on that then

3. Eltorro August 20, 2013 at 6:18 am #

Thanks, but why would it do that? Isn’t the point of the coupon that the affiliate get that rewarded to his account?

• antonio August 20, 2013 at 6:45 am #

Hi,
for example:
If you setup 5% of commissions, and affiliateA has a coupon of 10%,
he can offer to visitors a discount of 10% if they use her coupon, but he only receives 5% of commission.
cheers

4. Eltorro August 19, 2013 at 11:20 am #

hi, having a similar issue. I have set coupons to 3% with the code isawamb.

I did a test purchase on http://www.isawafrica.co.za/product/motorsport-suction-cups/ which gives R11.25 off the amount, yet in the backend, the affiliate only got R10.91?

• antonio August 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

Hi,
the commission is calculated considering the discounts. In your case: 375 (product price) – 11.25 (discount) = 363.75 * 0.03 = 10.91
cheers

5. leemayne May 16, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

Hi Kento,

I seem to be getting double commissions now

1 At the % of the pre coupon price and
1 at the correct % of the discounted price.

The user in this case actually aborted the cart then went back and did it again, So I will wait for another sale to test if it is happening with every purchase.

• antonio May 17, 2013 at 8:57 am #

Hi,
We are testing it and it seems that it works well.
Maybe it twice purchase order has been the problem.

cheers

6. kento May 16, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

FYI The update has just been released (you only need to update the integration plugin). Please let me know if you have any further questions on it or need help.

• leemayne May 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

Thank you Kento that is brilliant, I will let you know that it’s all working OK.

• kento May 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

That would be great, thanks Lee!

7. leemayne May 16, 2013 at 7:25 am #

Hi Kento,

Did you manage to work out a fix for this ?

Regards, Lee

• kento May 16, 2013 at 9:33 am #

Hi Lee,

Yes, I’m already preparing an update which will be released today if all testing goes well.

Cheers

8. leemayne May 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

Thanks Kento,

Just for you information I have tried the coupon setting
Cart % Discount and Product % Discount

Both have the same effect. Cheers, Lee

• kento May 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

Thanks Lee, yes that’s in line with what I expected.

9. kento May 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

Hi Lee,

Thanks for the detailed info about the setup, judging from that all is set up correctly. I think the issue is rather related to how that method is calculating the commissions when a product rate is set.

Let me check that and update it if needed so that the case you have explained will work as expected.

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