Mass Payments


Faster and easier than check runs, our online mass pay solution lets you pay anyone with an email address in minutes.

  • Easier for you, faster for recipients
  • Great for paying affiliates, rebates, disbursements
  • No charge for recipient, low fee for sender
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Mass Payments includes everything you need to create, send, and keep track of all your disbursements.

Key Benefits
Reporting & Back office
International Currencies

Pay your recipients easily and quickly with our online mass pay solution.

Easier Than Check Runs

If you make regular payments to a lot of people, you know how much time it can take. Mailing individual checks can be costly, too. Mass Payments solves both problems instantly. You can pay recipients in 22 major currencies by email from your PayPal account. No more printing checks or paying postage—just upload a list of recipients with their email addresses and payment amounts, then click Send. Minutes later, the recipients get an email with a link to their payment.

Competitive Pricing

Your recipients pay nothing to receive payments. 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 running costs.

Your Recipients Will Thank You

No one likes to hear “the check is in the mail.” Mass Payments gets the money to grateful recipients in minutes, not weeks. There are no checks to cash, and they receive the full amount of your payment.

Stay on top of every dollar.

Email Confirmation

Receive an email confirming your payment was sent.

Online Records

View your payment history securely and conveniently online.

Downloadable Logs

Cut down on paperwork with a downloadable transaction history. Export the details to Excel, QuickBooks, or Quicken. Or your developer can use our Instant Payment Notification APIs to pass your payment status directly into your accounting system.

We work to make sure everything runs like clockwork. Here’s how we help you:

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.

Send multiple payments in 22 currencies to recipients in 70 countries and markets worldwide.

Canadian Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, US Dollars, Yen, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, Swiss Francs, Hong Kong Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Swedish Kroner, Danish Kroner, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Kroner, Hungarian Forints, Czech Koruny, Israeli Shekels, Mexican Pesos, Chinese RMB, Philippine Pesos, Taiwan New Dollars, Thai Baht.

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.

Create and email mass payments in minutes.

Mass Payments Step-by-Step

1. You add funds to your PayPal account.

2. Enter payment and recipient details.

3. Send the payment.

4. Recipients get their money.

5. And they transfer it.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

It's easy to start sending mass payments online. First, choose how you'd like to send us your payment information (e.g., email addresses and payment amounts).

  • Upload a Payment File

    Create a simple tab-delimited payment file and upload it directly to our site. It's easy in Excel or NotePad. We'll scan your file and make sure it's formatted correctly. To get started, log in to your PayPal account, click the Send Money tab, and follow the link for Make a Mass Payment.

    Upload a Payment File

    See Payment File Examples

  • If you have a developer who is comfortable coding API calls, submit your payment details through PayPal APIs.

    MassPay API

With postage and stationery, the costs of check runs can add up. With Mass Payments, you pay just 2% of the payment amount, capped at $1 per payment. Your recipient pays nothing to receive your payment, so they always get the full amount.

  • 2% transaction fee
  • $1 limit per payment
  • No setup fee
  • No monthly fee
  • MassPay API for Developers

    Send payments to up to 250 recipients with a single API call.

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