How to manage vendor commissions with the free plugin version

Definition of terms

Commission: it refers to the partial amount that the admin pays to sellers/vendors on each product sold.

Each user will receive a commission on sales of products associated to them and the percentage of their commission (equal for all vendors in the site) can be set from plugin options panel.

You can set commission percentage on product prices for all your vendors by defining a value for Commission Base in YIT Plugins > Multi Vendor > Commissions.

Commission percentage

In the main dashboard of your WordPress, you find the tab Commissions, where all commissions owed to each vendor are listed.

Commissions list

Each time an order is completed, the commission associated to it (if any) will be added in the page. It is important to make the following idea clear: commissions depend on the status of the order they are associated to; each time an order is “completed”, the commission will take on the status “pending”. Then, it is up to the store administrator to decide whether and when changing its status.

Any time an order is completed, the associated commission (if any) will be added in the page. Now it is up to you (as store administrator) to mark the commission as “paid”: you can do that, by clicking on the button “Actions” that lets you access commission’s page.

Access to commission detail

This is an example of the commission page:

Commission detail

On the top right, you find “Commission Actions” through which you can change the status of a commission and choose among “Paid”, “Pending” and “Cancelled”.
N.B. Commission status is strictly connected to order status.

Commission actions

All order state changes occur by the administrator, as the free version doesn’t provide any automatic order organization

These are possible status options for a commission:

  • Pending: it can be switched to “Unpaid”, “Paid” and “Cancelled”.
  • Unpaid: it can be switched to “Pending”, “Paid” and “Cancelled”.
  • Paid: it can be switched to “Pending”, “Unpaid” and “Refunded”.
  • Canceled: it cannot be switched to any other status.
  • Refunded: it cannot be switched to any other status.