Payments

All you need to know about Payment

Payments to GPN Affiliates are processed on the 10th of each calendar month. Each payment corresponds to promotional activity attributed to an affiliate account and up to the last day of the previous month (timezone UTC), as well as any previous unpaid promotional activities.

Promotional activities that will influence affiliate payments are as follows:

  • Orders: Sales on the Groupon site that can be attributed to a previous click from the affiliate website.
  • Refunds: Orders are open for refunds 45 days from the order date, and are locked thereafter.
  • Bonuses: Bonus adjustments to an account as allocated by Groupon and posted any time up to the end of the prior month.

Please note that GPN payments are only issued if the amount accrued at the end of the month is greater than the relevant threshold for that given currency. If the amount accrued is less than the threshold amount, the total is rolled over and is eligible for payment in the following month, so long as the threshold is reached. See monthly threshold amounts below.

NOTE for EU based Affiliates

Groupon automatically transfer payments accrued (per currency) to affiliate's bank accounts via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please allow 5 to 10 business days for the transfer to take place. For a successful payments transfer to take place we request that affiliates correctly state their banking details in GPN. These can be set upon registration to GPN or by clicking on "MY ACCOUNT" and selecting "ACCOUNT PROFILE" from the menu.

Details Required for Successful Payment

  • Account Name: As it appears on your bank account. Example contents; 'John Smith' or 'ABC Corporation'.
  • IBAN: International Bank Account Number. More information on IBAN can be found here.
  • BIC: Bank Identifier Code. More information on BIC can be found here.
  • Tax / Vat Number: For business users only. More information on VAT numbers can be found here.

NOTE for Affiliate outside EU & North America

Please supply an invoice to aphelpdesk@groupon.com for approval in advance of the 10th of each month. Once approved a wire transfer will be sent to the bank account specified in your GPN ACCOUNT PROFILE. Please ensure you have entered correct bank details in your GPN ACCOUNT PROFILE to avoid delay of payment.

For the most up to date status of payment activity please login into GPN and navigate as follows:

  • Click "MY ACCOUNT"
  • Click "ACCOUNT PAYMENTS"

You can also view all your ledger entries using the ledger API via the ledger API.

Please Note that the original (v1) Ledger API returned results in the timezone selected in the Affiliate profile. The current (v2) Ledger API, however, always reports results in UTC.

Promotional activities that will influence affiliate payments are as follows:

  • Revenue Share Commissions: Commissions earned on Groupon sales that can be attributed to a previous click from an affiliated website.
  • Bounty Commissions: Fixed flat rate commission earned on Groupon sales generated by new Groupon customers.
  • Bonuses: Bonus adjustments to an account as allocated by Groupon and posted any time up to the end of the prior month.
  • Refunds: Orders are open for refunds 45 days from the order date, and are locked thereafter.

List of currencies with corresponding threshold

Currency Threshold Value
US Dollar USD 25.00
British Pounds GBP 75.00
Canadian Dollars CAD 100.00
United Arab Emirates Dirham AED 250.00
Australian Dollar AUD 250.00
Argentine Peso ARS 500.00
Brazilian Real BRL 200.00
Swiss Francs CHF 100.00
Danish Krone DKK 500.00
Euro EUR 100.00
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 500.00
Israeli Shequel ILS 350.0
Indian Rupee INR 1,000.00
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 200.00
Norwegian Krone NOK 500.00
New Zealand Dollar NZD 100.00
Philippine Peso PHP 500.00
Polish Zloty PLN 300.00
Romanian Leu RON 300.00
Swedish Krona SEK 500.00
Singapore Dollar SGD 100.00
Thai Baht THB 500.00
Turkish Lira TRY 100.00
South African Rand ZAR 1,000.00