The probation period is a precaution set in place to protect all parties involved in the selling process.
During the probation period, affiliates are not able to receive instant commissions, but can receive delayed commissions and promote as normal. Sellers are not able to change this for the affiliate.
The seller is limited in the price of the product they can start selling at. As they sell more, the price can be raised to a higher level, thus selling higher priced products without going through the support desk.
The system uses an algorithm to determine when an affiliate is eligible to be moved off of probation, using many factors including, but not limited to, affiliate sales, refunds, and other stats. Once the algorithm has determined that an affiliate is eligible to be removed from probation, the system will automatically update the affiliate.