If you are considering setting up a marketplace with Easy Digital Downloads, it’s likely you will need the ability to track and pay out commissions. The Commissions add-on makes that easy for you.
How To Easily Record User Commissions with Easy Digital Downloads
First you will have your global settings and a default rate you can set as well. It can be calculated a few different ways. As far as payment goes, you have two options. You can generate a CSV file and upload it to PayPal’s mass payment system. Or you can use PayPal Adaptive Payments, which gives you the ability to pay commissions instantly.
Adding a New Commission
Creating a new commission for single users is very straightforward. Of course, these commission rates and specific downloads will override the general settings for this add-on.
Commission Settings per Product
You can also set commissions on a specific product:
You will be able to see the status of all commissions here as well as generate the payout file if you are uploading it to the PayPal mass payments.
And a commissions-paid-per-month report lets you easily preview all commissions paid out over a period of time.
Lastly, if you need more control over your commissions, there are several free 3rd-party extensions that include taxonomy rates for commissions, thresholds, tiered rates, fees, notes and flat rates. You can learn more about the Commission Add-on for Easy Digital Downloads here.