When an affiliate is on delayed commissions and makes a sale, the seller will receive the payment in full. JVZoo does not hold the affiliate's portion of the sale.
If you used delayed commissions, you do need to pay your affiliates manually. The commissions will not automatically be paid unless you have given an affiliate instant commissions.
JVZoo has a 90 day delay payment system that is in place to protect everyone. You as the vendor automatically pay the commissions after 90 days or you can manually pay at any point up to that day if you have built a certain trust with the affiliate.
It is a way for the affiliate and vendor to create a relationship of trust. If there are refunds, the money is there to refund so you as the vendor know the affiliate isn't going to be just taking off with the profits.
As the relationship between the affiliate and vendor grows, you can remove the 90-day delay.
Delayed commissions allow you up to 90 days to payout to your affiliates. You do not have to wait the full 90 days if you would rather pay them sooner.