What is a Mass Payment and how do I send it?

Mass Payment is an easy and efficient way to send money to a group. With Mass Payment, you can send money to up to 5,000 people at once.

A few things to remember:

  • You must have a PayPal Business account.
  • You can only use your PayPal balance to send a Mass Payment.
  • Please visit our fees page for any applicable fees for Mass payments.
  • You can pay recipients in 22 major currencies.
  • Online payments are completed in minutes.
  • An insufficient balance in your PayPal account will cause a Mass Payment to fail.
  • You cannot use a debit or credit card to fund a Mass Payment.
  • Unclaimed money is returned to your account after 30 days.
  • Individual payments cannot exceed $10,000.00 USD.
Before you send a Mass Payment, create and upload a file to your PayPal account with names and payment information for your recipients. You can use an application like Excel to create a tab delimited or comma delimited file. Here’s what to include in your file:

Column 1: Email addresses of recipients
Column 2: Payment amount
Column 3: 3-letter currency code

Here’s how to send a Mass Payment:
  1. Click Money at the top of the page and select Send or request money.
  2. Click Make a mass payment.
  3. Select a method to identify your recipients under "My payment recipients are identified by" and click Upload on the "Mass Payment" page.
  4. Click Review.
  5. Click Send Money.
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