Payouts Integration Methods

Choose the Payouts integration method that works best for you:

Integration Number of recipients Description
Large Batch Payouts Unlimited Create a payouts file and upload it to a secure FTP server.
API Integration Up to 15,000 recipients in a single call Make programming calls to the Payouts API.
User Interface Up to 5,000 recipients per file Create a payouts file and upload it using the Payouts user interface.


To use Payouts, you must have a PayPal business account with a confirmed email address and bank account. If you don't have a PayPal business account, sign up.

You must also enable Payouts:

Merchant Steps

Either contact your account manager or PayPal customer support, or enable Payouts from My Account:

  1. Log in to the Developer Dashboard and go to My Account.
  2. Under Permissions name, locate Payouts and click Enable.
  3. Click Enable, complete the form, and click Submit. When you've been approved, a PayPal representative emails you.
Non-US Contact your account manager or PayPal customer support.