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Fees Charged by PayPal for Payouts

Payouts Plugin Documentation

There are two times you may incur PayPal fees when using our Payouts plugin:

  • During the initial transaction – When a customer submits payment through PayPal during checkout, you will incur the traditional PayPal transaction fee of 2.9% + $0.30. Note that Payouts does not act as a payment gateway and does not enable you to accept PayPal payments, so this only applies if you’re using a separate PayPal payment gateway to accept PayPal.
  • During payouts – After the initial transaction, when you generate a vendor payout, PayPal charges an additional fee based on the vendor’s location.

The fees for vendor payouts vary by country, are calculated as a percentage of each transaction, and are capped. Typically, the variable component is 2% and the domestic fee cap differs from the international fee cap. For detailed information about payout fees, see the PayPal Merchant Fees and How are fees for Payouts calculated and reported?

Note that with Payouts you can pass all PayPal payout fees on to the vendor by setting the Fee Payer option to “Vendor”.

Updated on December 8, 2020

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