Affiliate platforms like ShareaSale and Impact overinflate coupon affiliate commissions by crediting coupon extensions with sales they didn't influence.
Because coupon browser extensions like Honey are installed by shoppers, and operate on the browser level, they have an elevated level of permissions to run scripts and inject cookies that hold the potential to fundamentally alter affiliate attribution data, and artificially inflate commission payments.
Ultimately, coupon extensions like Honey can claim attribution for sales that were sourced through other channels (e.g. paid advertising or organic search), and merchants end up paying commissions they shouldn't.
Learn more in our whitepaper: Are Coupon Browser Extensions Committing Affiliate Program Fraud?