Payment Rails offers a complete and consolidated platform to manage all your payout channels. You can connect your business PayPal account - enabled with Mass Payments - to send PayPal payouts through the Payment Rails platform. 


PayPal is retiring their Mass Payment Integration and replacing it with their Payouts API. See
What is the PayPal Payouts API for more details

Enable PayPal Mass Payments

Please note that your PayPal Premier or Business account must be verified and have Mass Payments enabled. PayPal also requires voice verification before enabling the Mass Payments API for your account which can take about a day. Simply contact PayPal Customer Support to enable Mass Payments.

Step 1: Log in to PayPal.com

You must have a PayPal Business account to enable this integration. Log in to your Business account by going here: https://www.paypal.com.

Step 2: Navigate to the API Access page

Click the profile icon in the top right. Depending on your account type, it may look like one of the screenshots below.

Note: If you see a different UI , navigate to the API Access page by clicking My Account > Profile > My Selling Tools > API Access.

Step 3

Select the "My selling tools" tab found on the left menu. On the list of settings, find "API access" item and click the "Update" link.

Step 4 

On the new page, look for "NVP/SOAP API Integration" and click the "Request API credentials" link. If you have requested API credentials before, there will be a "View API credentials" link and you can skip the next step.

Step 5: Show Keys

Take down your API Username, API Password and API Signature as you will need to enter those credentials respectively into your Payment Rails.

Step 6: Add Notification URL

Copy the following notification URL: https://api.paymentrails.com/hook/paypal/ipn. This will allow Payment Rails to keep track of your payment status. 

Step 7: Update Instant Payment Notifications in PayPal

In PayPal, navigate back to the My Selling Tools page (see steps at the beginning of this article) and click on Update next to Instant Payment Notifications:

Step 8: Add Notification URL

Paste the notification URL into the Notifications URL field:

Connect your PayPal account

1 - Log in to your Payment Rails account.

2 - Open the settings page and go to the "Payout Methods" tab.

3 - Click on the icon of the PayPal account and a new window will open.

4 - Fill in the three fields with the API credentials you took down from your PayPal business account settings and select which mode and payment solution you would like. Make sure you enable PayPal as a payout method by clicking on the toggle found in the top- right corner.

5 - Click save and you will see that the new payout method has been enabled.

After this is setup, you can now check your Payment Rails "Balances" page to monitor your PayPal account balance. Please note that you still need to fund your PayPal account in order to send PayPal payouts, as we do not touch those funds (or charge any extra fees). We simply allow you to send PayPal payouts in addition to Bank Transfer payouts, all through one single integration with Payment Rails.

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