Rewards For Canvassing

Question: Buying a certain quantity of goods from a certain company entitles one to act as a canvasser for the company. For each client that one manages to canvass, one gets a sum of money. The client which one has canvassed may also be entitled to the same if he also buys a certain quantity of goods. Is this permissible?

Answer:

The amount awarded to the person who canvasses a client for the company could be interpreted to be a reward or it could be interpreted to be a fee as this client is working as an agent for the company. It is permissible to take the reward or fee.