You will generate commission on any order that’s placed on a retailer's site after someone clicks on your link to that retailer. Members of the CPA program will be able to browse retailer commission rates in their Collective account.
Your estimated commission is based on items a reader purchases within the retailer’s cookie window. Cookie windows differ by retailer and can be anywhere from five minutes to 90 days. The average is about 2 weeks.
Influencers will receive commissions as sales are confirmed as “closed” by retailers. Commissions begin accumulating from your first day of being accepted into the program. Compensation will be based on total checkout price, before shipping and tax, including items purchased within the retailer’s cookie window.
You can track the status of transactions on your payments dashboard. You will see a detailed view of which orders are pending and which are confirmed as closed by the retailer.
What do you mean by “closed” transaction?
A transaction is “closed” when the retailer has reviewed the order and confirmed that all returns and/or adjustments have been processed. Commissions will accrue as “confirmed earnings” once the retailer’s return window has closed--this can take up to 90 days depending on retailer. Once closed, estimated commissions become confirmed and available for payout. This can be viewed on your payments page in your ShopStyle Collective account.
Here's what payment looks like, from start to finish:
Will I make more money on CPA?
Our CPA program should give you more insight into selecting products from higher commission retailers, and this should help you earn more!
The goal of CPA is to make your earnings more stable and regular over time. We want to be your most transparent partner possible, which is why you’ll be able to see what you’re getting paid for and when.