It's no secret that properly funding your account is the best way to keep your affiliate program online and active, and this is more important than ever heading into Q4 and the holiday season. Keep reading for details on the various payment methods that can be used to fund your account, as well as best practices and things to consider when funding your account.
Supported Payment Methods
In addition to funding your account via credit card, you can also fund your account via eCheck or ACH/Wire payments.
eCheck: This will allow you to process payments directly from your checking account into your ShareASale account. If you’d like to make payments via eCheck, you can set this up in your account by going to the Deposit Center.
You can make one-time payments via eCheck under the Make A Deposit section, and you’ll simply select eCheck as the payment method. You can also use the Auto-Deposit feature with eCheck as your primary payment method. This can be set up in your account as well by clicking the Update Autodeposit Settings button to edit and save your primary payment method on file.
ACH/Wire: If you'd like to fund your account via ACH/Wire payments, our team is happy to set this up for your account. To do so, we ask that you submit a ticket with the following information included in your request:
1) Invoice Amount
2) Low Balance Trigger
3) Email addresses the invoice should be sent to
Once your account balance reaches the specified low balance trigger, our system will automatically create an invoice for the desired amount and send it to the emails on the distribution list. You can check out the attached file at the bottom of the page to review more information on where you will need to send the payment.
For ACH/wire payments, it may take 3-5 business days before the funds are released into your account and we are able to post the deposit to your balance.
PayPal: Lastly, you can fund your account via PayPal, however, this is only supported for one-time payments (Auto-Deposits are not supported via PayPal).
Best Practices & Considerations
Secondary Payment Methods: If you choose to fund your account via Auto-Deposits, it's extremely important to include a secondary payment method in the event that the primary payment method on file fails to process. You can add a secondary payment method by going to the Deposit Center and clicking the Update Autodeposit Settings button. If the payment on file fails our system will attempt to run it three times, after which the Auto-Deposit setting will automatically turn off. So, it's crucial that you set up a secondary payment method to avoid your account balance getting too low and the Auto-Deposit setting being disabled.
Flash Sales/High Volumes: If Auto-Deposits are being triggered frequently for your affiliate program (multiple times per week or daily) we recommend increasing your deposit amount in order to allow for more time between Auto-Deposits, and to avoid any interruptions for your Affiliates. Increasing your deposit amount will ensure that your account is properly funded for a longer period of time, especially when sales volumes are high. If you know a flash sale and/or high volume period is coming, it's best to add more funds to your account than usual to account for the increased volumes. It's equally as important to make sure you're closely monitoring your transactions and account balance during these times, and adding funds as necessary to ensure your balance does not dip below $0 and go offline.
Historical Account Balance: Having a clear understanding of how your account balance fluctuates each month is necessary to ensure you're funding your account appropriately. You can use the Ledger Report to determine how your account balance changed after each transaction, deposit, etc. that tracks in your account. This report will display every transaction that has tracked in your account within your specified date range, as well as the impact to your account balance when each transaction tracked. This report will display each transaction as a separate line-item, as well as any actions (edits or voids) that have been taken on these transactions. For example, if a transaction tracked on 1/1 and was later voided on 1/2, both of these actions will track in this report as separate line-items since they will both impact your account balance in different ways. Reviewing this report will give you visibility into your account balance at the beginning and end of each month to determine how often and how much to fund your account.
ACH/Wire Payment Notices: If you choose to fund your account via ACH/Wire payments, we ask that you please provide the full transaction details associated with your payment after it has been processed. This will ensure that our Finance team has the information they need to locate and apply the payment to your account as soon as possible once it's received. It's important to note that funding your account via eCheck, as opposed to ACH, will result in the funds being added to your account much quicker.