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But your correct on the fees, there would be a fee for receiving the payments and a fee for the PayOut to the next party.
I also don't see a way to for a customer to use their own paypal username and password via the api. I believe this must be to prevent any develop using the api to actually touch a paypal user account. Do you see any way to use the api to send or receive payments using a paypal user account?
Can you contact me?
sssaltman at pmfbeta.com. We are a US company doing the same thing and discovering the same issues.
I contacted you quite a while ago, but did not get a reply. Maybe my mail is stuck in your spam folder?
We are in the same boat as you. I'm curious to know how you solved it. Is there a way to get in touch?
We face the same issue: We need to use something like adaptive payments because we cannot keep the money and redistribute it for legal reasons. At the same time, we are unhappy about the outdated style and the fact that it is quite unusable on mobile phones.
I would be very happy to know about alternative solutions that you used!
The same problem here.
have you found any possible alternatives?
So basically, is paypal closing a service before creating an alternative?
I don't want to start a project with a "legacy" system...
So it depends on what you need, we're not closing this product completely in the short term, this will take time, but it is going in that direction. At the moment its in limited release, you can still apply for all the Adaptive Payments features and you may get enabled depending on what you need. We will continue to support the product until an alternative is ready.
For some use cases there are alternatives available already e.g. PayOuts API or Express Checkout Parallel Payments, or reference transactions/recurring payments.
did you suceed to use payouts in live environment? I can not and paypal support told me that paypal does not authorize payouts option for European union (it is the case if the bank account linked to your paypal account is in an European bank)