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    PayPal Payments
    So I would like to use PayPal to pay Affiliates who either don't want a check mailed to them or who are out of country.
    Anyone know what the best way to do that would be and how to keep PayPal from taking a percentage of the Affiliates payment?

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    PayPal takes fees based upon the type of account the user has set up. There's not much as merchant you can do about that. As far as automating the process to pay those merchants via PayPal, it shouldn't be too hard to write a script that would do that.
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    Good times.
    Was hoping there was some nifty Merchant tip for pay outs not losing some funds in the transfer, but I suppose that would mean Paypal would have to run free. I doubt eBay has any intentions of that any time soon.

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    Any time money changes hands, some "bodies" are gona take a cut.......Pay Pal is no exception.

    I am not an expert on foreign transfer of funds from the USA, but I do understand that the banks take a hunk out of checks.....(various reasons)

    You might wish to investigate direct deposit.
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    I'm on it, thanks!

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    Canadienne extraordinaire Susan's Avatar
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    Hi there,

    There is a Mass Pay option - I am not sure about the particular details but our merchants often use that to pay us and avoid the fees.

    Hope this helps!
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    Ohhh. good to know as well. Gracias mi amiga.

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    Interesting! "Mass Pay" fees are paid by the sender rather than the recipient and are 2% with a maximum of $1 per recipient. For just about any PayPal transaction, it looks like "Mass Pay" is a much more affordable way to pay. For a $500 payment, for instance, the normal fee would be $10-$15 depending on the type of account.

    Looks simple enough to do. Just create a tab-delimited file with the email address, amount, and currency type.
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    Tab-delimited file? How dare you call me such names sir!
    Ok yes, I had way too many energy drinks today.

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    Yes, I can recommend MassPay.

    It can save you a LOT of time and is very simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    Interesting! "Mass Pay" fees are paid by the sender rather than the recipient and are 2% with a maximum of $1 per recipient. For just about any PayPal transaction, it looks like "Mass Pay" is a much more affordable way to pay.
    I SEEEEEEEE...!! So there IS a way to cut Paypal cost afterall! Yay!

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