PayPal Payouts

Integrate Solid Affiliate with PayPal Payouts
Last updated on November 6, 2021

Installation and Overview

The PayPal Payouts integration is built into Solid Affiliate. You won’t need to purchase or install any additional add-ons to get it working. The integration works with the Pay Affiliates feature by sending payments directly through your PayPal account, via API. To get things set up, navigate to Solid Affiliate -> Settings -> Integrations -> PayPal.

You can also test things out by creating a Sandbox account within PayPal and then using the sandbox credentials and sandbox mode within Solid Affiliate. Once things are set up, you’ll be able to access the PayPal Bulk Payout option within
Solid Affiliate -> Pay Affiliates.

Video. How to connect Solid Affiliate and PayPal.

Notes and Troubleshooting

  • The Solid Affiliate PayPal integration requires API access to your PayPal account. API access is available for all business accounts, you must ensure that Payouts are enabled within your PayPal account.
  • Important note If you’re seeing an `AUTHORIZATION_ERROR` from PayPal, do not worry it’s an easy fix. This error most often simply means that your PayPal account needs to have the Payouts functionality enabled.
    • Enable Live Payouts for your account within PayPal here
    • You may need to submit a request and wait for PayPal to approve Payouts for your account. In our own experiences, it takes a few days. We’ve also found that the Payouts activation can be expedited by writing a professional support message to PayPal support, or by submitting a ticket to PayPal technical support.
  • You must have enough money in your PayPal account to cover the bulk payout, or the payout will fail.
PayPal Fees: While Solid Affiliate does not charge any fees for using the PayPal integration, PayPal charges transfer fees in order to send payments. Learn more about PayPal mass payment fees.

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