Which API should I use to split payments between receivers?
You have two options available for splitting payments among multiple receivers:
For further information, see the Adaptive Payments API webpage.
- In a parallel payment, payment is sent to up to six receivers.
- In a chained payment, payment is made to a primary receiver, who keeps some of the payment and pays the rest to one or more secondary receivers.
For further information, see the Adaptive Payments API webpage.
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