FAQS – Tracking, Payment, Reporting
What is TireBuyer.com’s commission rate?
You will earn 6% of all sales completed within 90 days of initial click-through from a valid affiliate link on your website. TireBuyer.com reserves the right to alter commission rates at their discretion. Affiliates will be notified of commission changes via their network of record’s messaging tool.
How do I know how much I’ve earned?
You can access reports that provide information on impressions, clicks, orders, sales, and commissions (dollars earned). You have access to near-real-time reporting via both networks. Please note that monthly payments may vary from publisher reporting due to cancellations, returns, and removal of fraudulent orders.
How long do I get credit for my referrals once someone has clicked through from my site (action referral period)?
The action referral period is 90 days.
How often do I get paid?
You will receive a commission check from your network of record at the end of each month, provided your monthly account balance has exceeded $25. Different payout methods are available (check, ACH, PayPal etc.). For more info, please check your network of record’s policy:
Do I earn commission on my own purchases?
Yes. Purchases made by affiliates are eligible for commission, as long as the sale originates through the affiliate link on your website.
What about returns?
If a customer returns a product for a refund, or if credit card charges are reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, your account will be debited for any commission earned on that transaction. This return will be visible in the reports provided by the network. The return window is 90 days for any purchases made. The return/cancellation rate is quite low, but they do happen from time to time. Please note that monthly payments may vary from publisher reporting due to returns, cancellations, and removal of fraudulent orders.
How can I monitor my sales?
Reporting is available 24/7. You can access performance reports as often as you like within your network of record. Both networks offer near-real-time reporting.
- Learn how to monitor sales via the Rakuten Affiliate Network
- Learn how to monitor sales via AvantLink
How will you know that an order came from my website?
Affiliate links generated within either network’s interface contain a tracking code. That tracking code is passed to us during the order process and tells us which affiliate to credit when the purchase is complete via the affiliate’s network of record.
How does TireBuyer.com handle missing order requests?
Missing orders are reviewed twice a month. TireBuyer.com reviews missing orders that are entered into the Rakuten Affiliate Network / AvantLink Transaction Inquiry Manager. Per the TireBuyer.com affiliate terms and conditions, TireBuyer.com only reviews missing orders that are 90 days old or less.