If a seller is using Authorize.net to collect payments from customers, your commissions must manually be released by the seller at a later date. The seller has 90 days to release your commission as a way for the system to protect both the seller and the affiliate
The manual payment option allows a seller to hold the money in case a refund is processed as commissions cannot be pulled by automatically when they are manually released. This process gives sellers confidence to open sales to more affiliates, and it offers affiliates an opportunity to gain the trust of more sellers.
The seller pays the commission after 90 days, or they can pay out prior to that, at their own discretion.