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 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.
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 a $1. Therefore, on each sale ClickBank effectively keeps 7.5% plus $1. However, for recurring product subscriptions where the rebill price is less than $40, ClickBank purchases the rebills for the subscription from the Vendor at a wholesale price equal to 90.1% of retail.
If a vendor sells a Product in a currency other than U.S. dollars, an exchange rate is used to convert the purchase amount to U.S. dollars. For more information, see the Currencies section of our Accounting Policy.
Here's an example:
Your product sells for $100.
ClickBank purchases the product from you for $91.50. (92.5% of $100, minus a $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 products may be different. See the Selling Recurring Products article for more information.
There are also payout deductions for refunds and 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. In addition, we charge a fee of either $0.50 or $1 for most refunds, depending on the product price and the return date. See the Refunds & Chargebacks article for more information.
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. See the Refunds & Chargebacks article for more information.
Accounts with a positive balance but no earnings for an extended period of time are considered dormant. Dormant accounts are subject to a fee as described in the Dormant Accounts article.
- How We Pay You – This article explains the methods and schedules by which we pay you.
- Accounting Policy – This legal document explains ClickBank's accounting policy.
- Creating Your First Product – This article explains how to create a product as a vendor.
- Refunds & Chargebacks – This article explains how to minimize refunds and chargebacks, and describes the fees associated with refunds and chargebacks.
- Dormant Accounts – This article describes the fees associated with dormant accounts.