ClickBank Accounting Policy:
As part of our commitment to quality customer service, ClickBank may approve a return 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 publisher and affiliate accounts. From the publisher's account we also charge $1 per
returned online check sale. (There is no similar charge for credit card returns.)
A purchase is revoked if the customer's bank later claims the purchase was unfunded or fraudulent. Revoked sales
cost us money and harm our reputation as a reliable product retailer. In these instances we charge $1 per revoked
online check, $5 per American Express or Discover chargeback, and $15 per all other credit card chargebacks from
the publisher's account. We will charge an additional $35 penalty per
credit card chargeback if the publisher's products generate in excess of 1% chargebacks in any 90-day period.
ClickBank reserves the right to delist any product or group of products at any time.
These practices can help prevent revoked sales:
- Remind the customer that your product brand name will not appear on their credit card statement. Instead
they will see the name of product retailer "CLKBANK*COM".
- Make it very easy for the customer to contact you for technical support. Visibly display your email address
on the page so that they can write it down. If you have a business phone number, provide them with that
- Let the customer know that product is backed by ClickBank's
guarantee of quality customer service and that ClickBank will be happy to help them if there is any problem
with their purchase.
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Returns and revokes are backdated 8 days for accounting purposes. For example, if a return is processed on the
7th of the current month, the debit is applied to the previous pay period.
We withhold a fraction from each payment that is credited back to your account after six pay periods (about 90
days). These funds are used to manage quality issues that may arise with products you publish or promote. The
standard return allowance is 10%. ClickBank may adjust your return allowance at any time.