Payouts

Payouts API and Mass Pay enable merchants to send money instantly to hundreds of recipients at one time.

Payouts API and Mass Pay are suitable for marketplace payouts, distributing rebate payments online, managing business payments, and many other situations where merchants must send money to hundreds of recipients simultaneously.

For more details about these solutions, see the following information and additional resources.

Recommendation for new integrations

To ensure that you can take advantage of all future enhancements and capabilities, PayPal recommends using the Payouts API for new integrations.


Payouts API

Overview

Use the Payouts REST API to send up to 500 disbursements in one API call and send, track, and search for previously issued payouts.

Payouts sent through the Payouts API appear as Mass Payments in your PayPal account, Instant Payment Notifications, and Mass Payment reports.

Availability

Merchants in the United States can enable Payouts as described in the Payouts Overview. Merchants in other countries should contact customer support or their Account Manager to enable Payouts.

Payouts API is supported in over 150 countries in over 20 currencies. Note that currency restrictions do not allow conversion of Argentine Pesos, Brazilian Real, or Malaysian ringgit. PayPal currency conversion rates apply should the sender or the recipient choose to convert the payments. For more information, see the Mass Pay Integration Guide.

Support, documentation, and other resources

Reference and other resources are available at the following locations:


Mass Pay

Overview

Mass Pay includes NVP/SOAP API operations that enable you to send payments to up to 250 recipients. To do so, you only need each recipient's PayPal account email address, the payment amount, and the currency code.

With Mass Pay, you can submit mass payments directly from your PayPal account or use the MassPay API to submit them. Mass Pay includes NVP/SOAP API operations that enable you to easily create a set of payouts by identifying each individual recipient and the amount of each payout. With Mass Pay, you can take care of commissions, rebates and rewards, and even make all the general payouts that come with running a business.

Availability

You must have a PayPal Premier account or Business account, and it must be a verified account, before you can use Mass Pay. First-time users should contact their Account Manager to enable Mass Pay for their PayPal premier or business accounts.

Mass Payments are supported in over 150 countries in over 20 currencies. Note that currency restrictions do not allow conversion of Argentine Pesos, Brazilian Real, or Malaysian ringgit. PayPal currency conversion rates apply should the sender or the recipient choose to convert the payments. For more information, see the Mass Pay Integration Guide.

Support, documentation, and other resources

Reference and other resources are available at the following locations: