Commissions & GroupsBack to top
Creating a CommissionBack to top
After creating your partner accounts, it’s time to start creating your commissions. Each item in your inventory can have its own commission rate. This can be found in the Pricing section. In order to apply commissions in conjunction with your partner accounts, you must configure the commission amounts in each of your inventory items. After arriving in the Pricing section, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Additional Options link. This will reveal the commission options for the item.
Activate the commission for the item by clicking on the off switch.
Enter your commission rate and choose either percentage or a flat fee rate from the drop-down menu. Then, click Save at the bottom of the screen.
Create via Commission TableBack to top
The base commission of an item can also be set and updated via the Commission Table at Manage > Commissions.
As you can see in the image above, each item in your inventory is listed in its own column with the base commission at the top. If you have already set the base commission in the item's pricing tab, it will be shown here. You can edit the base commission by inputting the required value in the field provided. You can select whether this is a percentage or flat fee from the drop-down provided.
Bonus CommissionsBack to top
As a business owner, your relationships with third-party vendors probably vary on different levels from one to the next. As such, there may be times when you wish to offer greater commissions to select partners. Checkfront has a bonus commission feature which can be accessed through the commission table at Manage > Commissions.
Enter the bonus commission into the fields provided for each partner, as highlighted in the table above. After clicking on the field you wish to edit, a drop-down menu will appear, enabling you to select either a percentage or flat fee for the commission type.
Bonus commissions are earned in addition to the base commission set for each of your items. For example, if you offer a 10% bonus commission on an item with a base commission of 15%, the total payable amount would be 25% of the partner’s booking. The bonus commission will be applied to all items in your inventory. Once you have set a bonus commission, it will be added to the base commission and updated in the commission table. This can be seen in the image below, highlighted by the red box.
The commission on the left is the base commission, with the bonus listed on the right. The combined total will then be displayed just above this. If you like, you may combine two different commission types i.e. one can be a percentage, the other a flat fee. In this case, the label will say 'mixed'. You can see an example of this in the above image.
Group CommissionsBack to top
If you have more than one preferred vendor taking bookings on your behalf, you can also create Group Commissions. This allows you to adjust the bonus commission rate for a larger group, rather than having to make changes on a per account basis.
To create a new commission group, click on the Create New Group button in the top right corner.
In the pop-up window, provide a name for the new commission group. Then, using the drop-down menu below, select the partners you wish to include in the group by checking the box next to the relevant names. Once you've done that, click the blue Create Group button. The group will now appear in the left-most column, as highlighted below.
Expand the group by clicking on the black arrow to the left of the group name. You’ll notice that the rate field for the individual partners can no longer be edited. This is now controlled by the group. Any subsequent changes made to the group rate will automatically update all partners that have been assigned to that group. A partner can be removed from a group, or moved to a different group, at any time, by clicking on the pencil icon next to their name.
From the pop-up window, a new group can be selected from the drop-down menu, or, the partner can be removed from the current group by clicking on the red Remove From Group button.
|If you have restricted the partner from receiving commissions on certain items, via the account permissions feature, the commission rates will be displayed as Restricted in the commission table.|