by Sophie Alvsaker
Posted: Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Paying your affiliates on a regular basis is an important part of keeping your affiliates motivated and eager to continue to send you referred business.
In this article we'll show you step by step how to easily setup and pay your affiliates using ShoutOut.
Firstly, make sure each affiliate has an area where they can enter their PayPal email address.
The email address entered here by the affiliate will be the account payments will be processed to.
To enable this field:
Whilst it's possible to use any external third party payment provider of your choice and simply record the payment into ShoutOut (for you and your affiliate to view), it's far quicker and more convenient to integrate PayPal directly into ShoutOut to make payouts easier.
To setup PayPal in ShoutOut, ensure you have an existing PayPal Business Account. You will also need to contact PayPal via phone or chat to have them enable a feature called 'PayPal MassPay'. This feature is not enabled by default on accounts, so contact them to have this activated.
Once PayPal MassPay has been approved you simply need to copy and paste three API keys from PayPal into ShoutOut.
Follow the instructions below to locate the three API keys required:
Once you've added your API keys, and your PayPal MassPay has been approved, you can easily pay affiliates directly from ShoutOut.
ShoutOut provides a super fast and convenient feature to simultaneously pay all your affiliates their outstanding balance due.
Simply go to Orders Payouts > Transactions (1) and select which affiliates to include. Alternatively you can select to pay everyone by ticking the checkbox next to Pay (2).
Click on the MassPay button (3) to proceed to the next step. You may elect to include the option to have ShoutOut notify each affiliate a payment has been made. PayPal also send an email confirmation.
Click 'Pay' to finalize and process the payments selected.
ShoutOut also provides for the ability to select and pay an individual affiliate a designated amount you wish to pay.
To pay an individual:
As you can see from the information outlined above, paying affiliates using ShoutOut in combination with PayPal is quick, easy, and convenient. As always, if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at anytime.