TourCMS allows the following granular control over commission levels paid for your products:
A Commission type does not have any value or percentage associated, it is purely for grouping products of the same commission level together. If all of your products have the same commission level you will only need to create one Commission type.
For the purposes of this example we will create two Commission types: "Standard commission" and "High commission", the latter of which we will use for some products that should have an extra incentive attached to a sale.
As you can see in the screenshot below we don't have any products grouped in either type as both the "Options" and "Tours" columns are showing 0. Let's move onto that now..
Any products without a Commission type will be considered non-commissionable.
You can change the commission type of a product at any time, this change will only affect new bookings.
Each Commission scheme defines the amount of commission an Agent will receive for products of each Commission type. If all of your Agents receive the same amount of commission then you will only need one Commission scheme.
For the purposes of this example we will presume that the majority of our Agents receive a standard commission percentage, with a select few "preferred agents" receiving a few percent extra.
All that remains now is to edit our Agents to configure which Commission scheme they come under.
Any agent who does not have a Commission scheme set will not have any commission applied to their bookings automatically.
You can edit the values in a Commission scheme at any time, you can also edit an Agent to move them onto a different Commission scheme. Both of these changes will only affect new bookings.
There are two approaches to calculating travel agent deposits. The settings can be found in channel manager - deposits
Take into account travel agent commission
If the total sale price is 100 GBP, the deposit is set to 20%, the commission is 10% then the deposit will be 20% of 90 GBP NOT 20% of 100 GBP
Ignore travel agent commission
If the total sale price is 100 GBP, the deposit is set to 20%, the commission is 10% then the deposit will be 20% of the 100 GBP.
That's really all that's required, your new bookings should now have the correct commission amounts calculated automatically. You can also edit the commission on individual bookings by going into the booking then clicking on the EDIT / RECALCULATE link under Marketing tab.