What is ClickBank CDR?

New ClickBank affiliates may see a ‘CDR’ Status in their Paychecks Reporting before receiving their first payment.

What does CDR status mean?

A ‘CDR’ status means the account has not yet met ClickBank’s Customer Distribution Requirement, or CDR.

So, what is CDR?

In a nutshell, CDR is a product sale requirement by ClickBank that must be met before payments can be made to affiliate accounts.  The balance is carried forward to the next pay period.

What are the conditions of CDR?

There are two requirements that affiliates must meet in order to receive payment:

  1. Affiliates must make at least five sales with different credit card numbers, PayPal does not count toward this requirement.
  2. The five sales cannot be made using the same payment method (e.g. Visa or PayPal)

Why is the CDR in place?

ClickBank implemented the CDR policy to prevent affiliates from purchasing other ClickBank products through their own accounts to claim rebates and get sale commissions.

Read ClickBank’s full policy below:

Customer Distribution Requirement

ClickBank will withhold payment of any account balance until the following criteria is met:

  • Sales made with 5 or more different credit card numbers; and,
  • Sales made with two different payment methods (either Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or European Direct Debit(ELV)). Note: PayPal purchases do not count toward the minimum 5 different credit card numbers.

This requirement is in place to help prevent Affiliates from abusing the ClickBank Affiliate program by using their accounts for the sole purpose of fraudulently collecting rebates and/or discounts on their own purchases.

Once you have met the Customer Distribution Requirement, your account will begin issuing payments normally, in accordance with our Accounting Policy, beginning on the next payment issuing date.

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