Use this information to troubleshoot Payouts transactions:
API error messages
For a description of API error messages, see Error Codes in the Payouts API Reference pages.
Incorrect email address
If the recipient's email address was entered incorrectly, you'll need to resend their payment.
- Log in to your PayPal business account and make sure you have enough money in your PayPal balance to cover the total cost of the payout.
- Create a .CSV or .TXT file with the recipient's corrected email address, payment amount, and currency type.
- Upload and submit your payout.
Unconfirmed email address
Your recipient cannot receive a payment with an unconfirmed email address. You'll need to ask the recipient to confirm their email address with PayPal. Once they've confirmed, the payment should appear in their PayPal account in a few minutes.
Recipient did not receive the email
If you suspect the email may have been redirected to a recipient's spam folder, ask your recipient to log in to their PayPal account to view the payment.
PayPal is unable to reverse funds for any incorrect recipient email addresses or mobile phone numbers included in an uploaded file unless the money is unclaimed after 30 days.
If money is not claimed within 30 days, PayPal will return the money to your PayPal account. Go to your transaction history to view any unclaimed payments.