YITH WooCommerce PayPal Payouts

YITH PayPal Payouts for WooCommerce allows you to pay all the commissions that are generated by your affiliates.

In order to enable the two plugins to work together, make sure both of them are installed and activated.

Configure YITH PayPal Payouts on your shop as explained on this page.

Whenever an affiliate drives a sale to your shop, you will see the list of commissions under YITH Affiliates > Commissions.

According to the settings of your affiliate payments, the plugin allows manual and automatic payment of affiliate commissions.

1. Manual payment

If you have selected the manual payment of affiliate commissions,  every sale driven by an affiliate to your store will appear as in the following screenshot.

Affiliates - commissions

Next to each commission, you will find some buttons that perform different actions. Among them, you find the option to pay the commission via PayPal Payouts. Just click on it to pay one specific commission.

As an alternative, you can bulk select more than one commission and process the same action for all of them.

2. Automatic payment

If you have selected the manual payment of affiliate commissions,  every sale driven by an affiliate to your store will appear as in the following screenshot.

Make sure you select PayPal Payouts and all payments will automatically go through it.

Affiliate payments in Payouts list

Once the payment is done, you will also be able to see this payment in your Payouts List. It will be easy to spot the payment of affiliate commission, as they are listed as Affiliate Payment for (followed by the affiliate payment ID) and will take on the affiliate status in the PayOut Mode column.

Payout list with statuses

Check over instance before processing payments

This is basically a safety check, made for people who run staging sites.

This check makes sure that an automatic payment fails, if it detects that the plugin has been moved to a domain other than the one where it was originally installed.

An example:

Imagine you clone your production site into a staging, all affiliate configurations will be cloned as well. If you set up automatic payments for the affiliates, there is a chance that the staging site will issue payments via the live PayPal account
thus leading to double commission payments for affiliate.

In this case, with the check, the system makes the payment fail for safety reasons, because the staging domain isn’t the same as the production one where plugin was originally installed.