Payouts Prerequisites

Before you can send Payouts requests, you must first enable the Payouts product.

Enable the Payouts API

By default, Payouts is enabled in the sandbox environment. Merchants in the U.S. with a business account can enable Payouts in the live environment.

To enable Payouts:

  1. Log in to the Developer Dashboard and go to My Account.
  2. Under Permissions name, locate Payouts and click the Enable link.
  3. Click Contact Us to speak to a PayPal representative.
  4. After you are approved for Payouts, follow the steps in Make your first call to create a PayPal app for Payouts.

Make your first call

To make REST API calls, create a PayPal REST app and get an access token:

1. Create a PayPal app.
When you create an app, PayPal generates a set of OAuth credentials.
2. Get an access token.
Pass the OAuth credentials in a get access token call.
In response, the PayPal authorization server issues an access token.
3. Make REST API calls.
Use the access token for authentication when you make REST API calls.

It's also helpful to learn about HTTP request headers.

If you are a non-US developer, see International Developer Questions.


Start submitting payouts using the Payouts web interface directly from your PayPal account or programmatically using the Payouts API.


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