What's the payment threshold?
At the end of each month, Skimlinks pays publishers their cleared account balance as long as it’s worth more than $65/€55/£50.
How long till I get paid?
At the end of each month, we pay publishers the total amount of commissions that have entered their cleared balance.
For commissions to be cleared, they have to be approved by the retailer and paid by the affiliate network we used to handle the transaction.
The time it takes for an individual commission to clear varies depending on the retailer or network involved. Typically, retailers give themselves 60 days to review commissions, meaning that it can take around 90 days for an individual commission to be cleared and then paid to the publisher at the end of that month. Please note that Skimlinks will only pay commissions that have been received.
Why does it take this long to clear commissions?
Networks and retailers can cancel commissions at any point, due to customers returning their purchases, errors in the transaction and possible network quality concerns.
Example 1: In November, you earn commissions from a particular retailer. The retailer and its network verify and confirm that the commissions are correct. As everything is in order, 3 months later (in early February) the balance is cleared and the money is paid to your account during the payment run at the end of the month.
Example 2: In July, you earn commissions from a particular retailer. The retailer and its network check the commissions however they find that some of the items purchased have been returned. The retailer adjusts the commissions to reflect the cancelled transactions and 3 months later, in early October, the cleared revised balance is paid to your account during that month’s payment run.
Example 3: In November, you earn commissions from a particular retailer. The retailer and its network verify and confirm that the commissions are correct. However the retailer pays 50% of the commission in time for the February payment. The retailer paid commissions are sent to the you with the unpaid commissions still pending the retailers payment.