Paying Others?

Hi all,

I have built a web shop and love the PayPal plugin but am looking for a
way to pay contributors that upload content.

Is there any easy way to do this? Ideally, I would like to transfer it
to their paypal account, but if there is a service that can take the
money from my paypal account and have a check sent out I would
definitely love to hear about it.

Anyone else paying out cash from a rails app?

Hey,

take a look at paypal masspay - there is a surcharge for using it (1%
of the transaction, capped at 1USD if I remember correctly). You’ll
need to take the surcharge into account when figuring out how much to
pay people (it’s added to your debit rather than subtracted from the
amount they are creditied).

I’m not aware of any rails code to do it but it’s a simple upload of a
(iirc) tab delimited file describing what payments you want made.

HTH,
Trevor

On 9/25/06, Shai S. [email protected] wrote:

Anyone else paying out cash from a rails app?


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Trevor S.
http://somethinglearned.com

Trevor,

Thanks for the quick reply…

I read up a little more on mass pay and had another quick followup
question.

The process I would like to achieve would work like so:

  1. Customer buys item, and pays with PayPal ->
  2. Amount taken into account, DB notes affiliate % ->
  3. Affiliate logs in, requests payment ->
  4. App checks DB, reconciles info and transfers to affiliate account.

I noticed with Mass Payment, that I would have to log in and upload the
mass payment file every time. Do you know of a more “automatic” may to
get the money directly to the affiliates whenever they want it?

Thanks

Give them store credit. :slight_smile:

Building an e-commerce site with Rails?
http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/rails-ecommerce

Benjamin C. wrote:

Give them store credit. :slight_smile:

Building an e-commerce site with Rails?
http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/rails-ecommerce

I wish they would take it!

Does anyone know of any way, not necessarily PayPal, that would be close
to what I’m trying to accomplish?

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