As you may know, PayPal is currently the only system we process payouts through inside of the app. However, the use of Buzzbassador is not fully dependent on PayPal. Several of our merchants pay their ambassadors outside of the app while still relying on our other functionalities. In other words, merchants will use Buzzbassador for all of its other functions (application form, landing page, emails, order tracking, commission calculations, etc.) but they will handle the payouts externally.
If you have any reason to want to do this instead of utilizing our PayPal integration, the process is quite simple. All you need to do is go to your Payout List, identify the amounts that you need to pay each ambassador, and then pay them externally via your payment method of choice. Then, you can simply mark the commissions as paid in Buzzbassador in order to signify to the ambassador (and for your internal notes) that those commissions have been paid. Again, this will give you and your ambassadors the ability to still keep track of generated sales and orders without having to ever use PayPal.
We have made the 'mark as paid' process incredibly easy to do! Here's how 👇
Go to Payout List > Due Payouts
Mark the checkboxes to the left of the commissions
Click the dropdown arrow on the "Pay with PayPal" button.
You will see a white pop-up button that comes up that says "Mark selected as Paid". Click that button! This will mark the payouts as paid.
And that's it! To confirm that the commissions were marked as paid, you can check the following places:
Payout List > Payout History
In the "Status" column, you can see that the payment is showing as a "Success"
Payout List > Payout History > View Payout Batch
When you open the Payout Batch to view the marked commission, you can see that it says Status: Success and the payout is noted as a "manual payment"
Ambassador Profile > All Commissions
In the ambassador profile, you can also see that the status of the commission is noted as Paid.
Our team definitely understands how important it is for you and your brand to send payouts in a snap, using whichever payment method is best for you. We also recognize that our PayPal Payouts integration may not work for every merchant due to geographic or other restrictions. As we continue to develop and release more features, paying ambassadors using other payment systems internally will be an option very soon!
Questions? Please don't hesitate to send us a chat at the bottom right corner of your app window, or email us at [email protected]!