Mass Payments

Faster and easier than check runs, our online mass pay solution lets you pay anyone with an email address in minutes. Your recipients can set up a PayPal account for free, and the money goes right into it.

  • Easier for you, faster for recipient
  • Great for paying affiliates, rebates, disbursements
  • No charge for recipient, low fee for sender

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Send rebates and rewards.

Mass Payments includes everything you need to create, send, and keep track of all your disbursements.

Reporting & back office

Convenient confirmations and records

For each payment you send with Mass Payments, you will receive an email confirming the payment was sent. In addition, your complete payment history is available to view online, securely and conveniently.

Downloadable logs

Cut down on paperwork with a downloadable transaction history and export details to Excel, QuickBooks, or Quicken. Or, your developer can user our APIs to pass your transaction records directly into your accounting system.


Phone support

Resolve your issues quickly with help from our customer service reps.

Help center

Quickly find answers to commonly asked questions about PayPal.

Online virtual assistant

Get immediate help from Sarah, our automated customer service rep. She instantly answers your questions via a chat window.

Email your question

We welcome your questions, and can usually reply within 24 hours.

International currencies

Currencies and countries

Send multiple payments in more than 100 currencies to recipients in 202 countries and markets worldwide.

Automatic currency conversion

Keep a balance in one or more foreign currencies. Or, let us convert it for you at a competitive rate, saving your overseas recipients the trouble.

How it Works: Mass Payments step-by-step.

Step 1:
You add funds to your PayPal account.

When you're ready to make a payment, simply transfer enough money from your bank account to your PayPal account to cover the full payout. If the regular amount is always the same, you can set up an automatic transfer through PayPal.

Step 2:
Enter payment and recipient details.

Upload a file showing each recipient's email address, payment amount, and currency. This is easy to do in Excel, or through PayPal's Mass Payments API. You can edit this file, and add a personal note and useful ID, too.

Step 3:
Send the payment.

When you've double-checked your payment info, click Send and recipients will receive an email notification when the process is complete. You'll get one, too.

Step 4:
Recipients get their money.

The recipient clicks on the PayPal link in the email. They'll be linked to PayPal to access your payment. If they don't have a PayPal account, we'll send them instructions. Signup is free, easy, and takes just a few minutes.

Step 5:
And they transfer it.

The recipient can transfer the money to their bank account (bank transfers usually take 2—3 days to clear) or spend it online anywhere PayPal is accepted. It costs them nothing to accept your payment.

If your payment hasn't been claimed within 30 days, the money will be returned to you. You can cancel any unclaimed payment at any time.

2% transaction fee, capped at $1 per payment.

Your recipients pay nothing to receive payments and there's no setup fee or monthly fee for you. You pay a low transaction fee of 2% for each payment, capped at $1 per payment. So if someone is lucky enough to receive a $10,000 payment from you, your payment fee is only $1*. And because you save money on postage, stationery, and the time it takes to mail checks, Mass Payments could help reduce your operating costs.

Payment file example

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We love PayPal and so do our customers. Because they know PayPal is secure, they choose it as their preferred way to pay.

- Mark Chen

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