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With Refersion's PayPal Mass Payment Integration, you can pay affiliates with just a few clicks. Below are instructions on how to connect your PayPal Mass Payments account to your Refersion account. 

Note: You MUST contact PayPal to enable Mass Payments for your account prior to sending your first payment. PayPal needs voice verification before enabling the Mass Payments API for your account. Additionally it takes about a day for PayPal to enable this for merchants. 

Step 1: Log in to

You must have a PayPal Business account to enable this integration. Log in to your Business account by going here:

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 "My Selling Tools" from the left-hand panel:

Step 4: Navigate to API Access and click "Update"

Step 5: NVP/SOAP API Integration

Scroll down to NVP/SOAP API Integration and click "Request API credentials":

Step 6: Enter Refersion

Go to your Refersion account in a new tab/window, and head to Account > Settings > PayPal Mass Payments. Switch the first setting to "Yes" to enable PayPal payments and complete the Your PayPal account ID (email) field.

Step 7: Show Keys

Switch back to the PayPal tab and hit "Show" to grab your API Username, API Password and API Signature and enter those credentials respectively into Refersion. This will allow us to securely store and use them to issue Mass Payments into your account:

Step 8: Add Email Details

Create an email subject line for recipients for the email notification that will be sent from PayPal. Check the boxes underneath this line to agree to the terms, and click Save Changes:

Step 9: Add Notification URL

Copy your notification URL from the same Refersion settings page to your clipboard. This will allow Refersion to keep track of your payment status.

Step 10: 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 11: Add Notification URL

Paste the notification URL into the Notifications URL field:

Step 12: Contact PayPal

PayPal requires verbal confirmation to enable the Mass Payments API for your PayPal account, so you MUST contact PayPal before any of the above will work! 

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