What's "mass pay"? Can anyone explain this a little better to me?

@maezee (31573)
United States
March 4, 2009 9:12pm CST
I'm just curious to know what the difference is between receiving regular payments and receiving "mass pay" from a survey or GPT site. Does anyone know? I tried looking it up on the Paypal website, and I couldn't really get the answer that I was looking for (in plain-English of course). I think when GPT/Survey site admin. send us MASS PAY, it usually means we (the recipients) don't have to deal with PayPal fees. Is that true? Thanks in advance!
2 responses
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
No. Mass pay is for the merchant to send payments to multiple people at the same time. What they do is set up a file in their paypal account with each user's information and what currency, etc. Then once the info is all in there, all they have to do is one step to pay multiple users one time per month.
@maezee (31573)
• United States
5 Mar 09
So, the sender has to know the amount ahead of time? Perhaps this is why a lot of GPT owners DON'T use it? (Because they can't predict what a person is going to earn)? Am I understanding this right? Thanks for responding, BTW!
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
I think if they have it set up properly they can do mass pay, no matter what the amount. Maybe they just have to specify the amounts for each user or merge the information in. Either way, it is a simplified process, rather than having to pay each individual separately.
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
Daneg33 is correct with regards to mass pay. It is a convenient way for sellers to pay people without having to use the Send Money tab to send money for each individual they need to send funds. This is only for the person who is sending the funds.