Joining the Expedia Group Affiliate Program is a great way to get paid when travelers book via your website, social media, blog, app and more and complete their trips. We understand that payment is one of the most important parts of any program. Below, we've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand how, where and when you can expect to be receive payments.
Select from the topics below.How will I receive payments for the Expedia Group Affiliate Program?
Payments within the Expedia Group Affiliate Program are made via our partner, Partnerize. When signing up, you would have created a Partnerize account as part of the process. If you cannot find your login details, you may be able to retrieve them via Partnerize's password reset process.Where do I add I details for payment?It is critical that you add your payments details within your separate Partnerize account. Your Partnerize account would have been created during your initial sign-up process. Click here to log in to Partnerize and visit the Payment Settings section within your Partnerize account.
Where will commission payments be sent?As you enter your payment details via Partnerize, you will be able to select between two methods of payment: electronic funds transfer or PayPal. Based on the method you selected, Partnerize will pay you accordingly. We recommend you visit this Partnerize article on payment methods for more details (note that you will be required to log in to your Partnerize account to view this article).How much commission will I receive?
Commission amounts by brand site, country, and travel product, such as a hotel, flight, vacation rental, etc. For instance, you may receive different commission amounts for a completed hotel stay booked via Hotels.com compared to a completed car booking booked via Expedia.How does commission differ by country?
The commission table within the Commission Terms shows how commission rates differ by brand site, country and travel product. It's important to note that the country refers to the site used, and not the location of the travel product. For instance, the same hotel in the USA may earn a different commission rate if booked by your audience on Expedia.com versus Expedia.co.uk.When do I get paid for a sale?
It's important to note that we can only pay commission for completed or consumed trips. For example, if someone books and pays today for a trip that starts in 6 months, you will be paid after the trip has been completed in 6+ months.
We process payments monthly. Depending on the time of the month, it may take between 60 to 150 days after a trip has been completed for you to receive payment.
Note that Partnerize require a minimum of $30 USD present in earnings before withdrawals are possible.
In this guide, we'll be explaining everything you need to know about cookies, validity windows, and commissions, and how they all work together to help you earn in the Expedia Group Affiliate Program. We store all updated information on cookie validity windows and commission values within the Affiliate Dashboard, under Key Commission Terms. Note that you are required to sign in to access this page.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files stored on your audience's devices every time they visit one of our brand sites. They allow us to track when a booking is made via one of your links so that we can pay your well-earned commission.What is the validity period?
The validity period – sometimes referred to as a cookie window – is shown in the 2nd column of your commission table. It reflects how long a cookie will last for the specific brand site and country.
For example, Expedia Canada (expedia.ca) has a validity window of 7 days, meaning that's how long the cookie will last on your audience's device. This is great news, as it means your audience has up to 7 days after clicking your link to make a booking for you to earn a commission.
Visit the Commission Terms to see all up-to-date validity periods for each brand site. Note that you'll need to be signed in to access.Does my audience need to book right away for me to get commission?
Short answer: no!
As mentioned above, cookies have validity windows which differ depending on the brand site and country you sent your audience to. Regardless of where, we always give a minimum cookie validity window of at least 7 days and up to 30 days, depending on the site.
For example, if your audience decides to click one your links today, but exits the site and books 5 days later, the stored cookie allows us to still attribute the sale to you. They don't even need to re-enter the brand site via your same link.What happens if the trip booked by my audience is different from what I linked to?As long as your audience last used your link, any booking made on the same brand site will earn you a commission. For example, if you linked to a hotel in New York City on Expedia.com, and someone decides to book an activity in London after clicking on your link, you still earn commission from that booking.Are there any limitations with cookies?
Bookings outside the validity period
Unfortunately, if a validity window is 30 days but your audience books after 31 days, for instance, you will not earn a commission.
Competing affiliate links
We attribute commission on a "last click" basis. To illustrate, consider this simple example:
As shown, the partner whose link was last clicked – Partner B – is the one who will receive the sale. As such, it's always best to encourage your audience to book as soon as possible.
For you to receive commission, your audience must book on the same device that was used to click on your affiliate link. For example, if your link was clicked originally on a mobile, you won't receive commission if the same person books on their desktop device without clicking on one of your affiliate links using this same device. This is because we cannot track cookies across devices.
We are thrilled to welcome you to the Expedia Group Affiliate Program! As a member of our network, you can earn commissions by sharing your passion for travel with others.
In this guide, you will find access to valuable resources and support to help you as you get started.
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