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ClickBank Fees

Melissa
posted this on December 26, 2012 13:06

Activation Charge

For vendors that want to sell their products through ClickBank, we charge a one-time $49.95 activation charge that must be paid upon approval of your first product. Activation fees do not apply to affiliates. Please note that this amount is only charged once your product is approved, so if ClickBank does not accept it for any reason, you will not pay anything. There is no activation fee for vendors who purchase ClickBank Powered. 

There are no monthly charges, but there is a $2.50 pay period processing charge for every payment that ClickBank issues to you. You can adjust the account balance at which ClickBank pays you at any time by adjusting your Payment Threshold. This can be useful in case your bank charges a payment-processing fee, so that fees don't take up too much of your profits.

Transaction Charges

Each time you sell a product through ClickBank, without respect to the location of the buyer, we purchase the product from you at wholesale price, which for standard products is 92.5% of the approved retail price, less $1. Therefore, on each sale ClickBank effectively keeps 7.5% plus $1. This takes place before affiliate commissions are paid out.

Here's an example:

Your product sells for $100.

ClickBank purchases the product from you for $91.50. (92.5% of $100, minus $1)

You have chosen to pay a commission of 50%, so 50% of the remainder goes to the referring affiliate, which equals $45.75.

You earn $45.75 on the sale.

Please note that wholesale pricing for recurring billing products may be different. Please see Recurring Billing, Subscription, and Membership Products for more information.

Other Charges

There are also payout deductions for revoked sales and fees for dormant accounts. As part of our commitment to quality customer service, ClickBank may approve a return of a sale in response to a customer dispute. When a sale is returned, the customer receives a 100% refund, and payouts from that sale are debited back out of the corresponding vendor and affiliate accounts.

A purchase is revoked if the customer's bank later claims the purchase was unfunded or fraudulent. This is also referred to as a chargeback. Revoked sales cost us money and harm our reputation as a reliable product retailer. In these instances, we penalize the vendor per credit card chargeback. In addition, ClickBank reserves the right to de-list any product or group of products at any time.

Accounts with a positive balance but no earnings for an extended period of time are considered dormant. Dormant accounts are subject to a fee.

 
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