How Commissions Work
To get paid commission on a booking, a visitor to your site must make a reservation using your CID and then consume their reservation. This means that the person making the reservation shows up and completes their stay without canceling.
Commission payments to our affiliates are made once a month and can be viewed in the Stats section of the Affiliate Center, simply log in at www.expediaaffiliate.com and navigate to the ‘Stats’ section. Commission payments will only be made once an affiliate earns a minimum of $50 in commission.
When do I get paid?
Commissions are paid out on the 15th of every month, and are calculated based on commissions that have been accumulated from the previous month. Commissions are calculated monthly based on net value (without taxes or fees) of consumed bookings made through your Chameleon page.
How are Commissions Paid?
Your commission check will arrive by mail to the name and contact information we have on file at the time the payment is generated. However, if you would prefer to receive your payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), you may scan and email a signed EFT form to email@example.com.
Remember that payments are only made when the amount to be paid is higher than $50 USD. If the amount in any given month is below this threshold, the outstanding amount will be rolled over to the following month or until it reaches the minimum payment limit.
Although you can start earning commissions immediately upon sign-up, we're not able to pay out earned commissions to affiliates until your tax forms have been completed. Tax information should be completed upon sign-up and updated annually so we can report this income to the IRS.
When you first login to the Affiliate Center, you'll be prompted to fill out a simple tax form, but if you aren’t, simply navigate to the ‘Account’ tab and select ‘Tax Forms’. If you're based in the U.S., please fill out Form W-9. If you're based outside the U.S., complete Form W-8BEN showing U.S. tax authorities that you're not based in the United States. All affiliates are required to complete this step before receiving commission payments. If you have any questions about the form, refer to the FAQ section on the form or consult a tax professional.
Since the form is required to be updated each and every year prior to the US tax season, you'll be prompted to update this form once per year before you can sign in. If prompted, simply fill out the necessary information so all info is current for your account. Once you've completed filling it out, you'll be forwarded back to the Affiliate Center.