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Mass Payouts Made Easy: How to Use USDC for Global Payouts

Mass Payouts Made Easy: How to Use USDC for Global Payouts

Alex Behrens Alex Behrens July 9, 2021

Discover how Circle Payouts can help you process mass payouts seamlessly and globally using dollar digital currency. 

Mass Payouts in the Digital Age

Global payouts involve the transmission of funds from a payor in one country to a recipient in another. These types of transfers have historically faced a number of barriers, including high fees, currency conversion issues, and lengthy transaction times. 

For global mass payouts, these issues can prove especially challenging. For instance, a business planning to send multiple cross-border payouts could find the total fees involved could make processing the transfers prohibitively expensive.

Slow transaction times constitute another challenge that has long faced senders of global payouts, as the need to perform currency conversions and navigate bureaucratic barriers can delay transactions by hours or even days.

Given the rapid pace of today’s information-fueled economy, encountering delays in processing payments can impede your ability to make the most of business opportunities. 

The development of dollar digital currencies has provided an alternative to the traditional system for sending global payouts by enabling users to process payouts at a cost-efficient price point.

The use of stablecoins has improved the situation for those who previously found it too expensive or inefficient to send global payouts. The ability to facilitate rapid, inexpensive global payouts has made it more economical to transmit payments across borders.

The resulting democratization of global payouts has enabled many more users to access this service than had previously been the case.

Circle Payouts: Programmatic, Fast and Global Payouts

To efficiently process global payouts, a platform must provide users with the ability to program payout details so that the process happens automatically. This feature is offered in Circle Payouts, allowing users to rapidly send funds to participants across the globe. 

This functionality is ideal for businesses that need to execute complex, multi-directional payments en masse.

The Circle Account uses a global payout infrastructure that provides an easy-to-use template for sending fast, low-cost payouts to customers, vendors, and suppliers around the world. 

Circle Payouts enables you to automate payment workflows both for funding payouts using payments accepted with Circle or directly from funding your Circle Account.

Payouts can be sent using Circle’s API through multiple rails in the form of USD Coin (USDC), bank wires, or ACH transfers. 

Circle’s APIs allow you to simplify the payout process and save hours of operational overhead and reduce human error. Our APIs also let you send funds back to your local bank or Circle Account via API for a full end-to-end workflow.

Circle Payouts Use Cases

By adding efficiency to global payouts, Circle Payouts unlocks a number of use cases. Examples include:

  • Set up automated rules for the flow of funds: Processing multiple payouts manually on a regular basis can be extremely time-consuming. Circle Payouts allows users to establish rules for moving funds that automate these functions.
  • Process global payments in dollar digital currency: The development of digital dollars in the form of stablecoins like USDC enables you to conduct business with almost anyone who has a smartphone, data connectivity, and a USDC-supported wallet. 
  • Use USDC payouts for nearly instant and cost-efficient movement of value. USDC is supported across multiple blockchains that allow for flexibility of speed and adoption across digital ecosystems. 
  • Use your Circle Account to send your payees traditional fiat currency: This can be accomplished via bank wire or ACH.
  • Bank wires: Send programmatic bank wire transfers from any digital dollar account you control across 87 countries. 
  • ACH: Give your US-based payees a more efficient and seamless payout experience and quicker access to their funds.

Circle Accounts and Payouts: Processing Multi-Directional Payments With Ease

Circle offers a cutting-edge solution for storing and transacting in digital and fiat currencies. Using Circle Payouts in conjunction with USDC and other Circle products also allows you to handle all of your transactional needs in a single location. This makes it easy to program and send payments to multiple recipients — without incurring uneconomic levels of transaction fees in the process. 

The platform offers the following features to help optimize your cash management efforts:

  • Reporting: The Circle platform can serve as a central hub for analytics, offering streamlined access to payouts transaction history in your dashboard.
  • Safety & compliance: Circle is committed to compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions screening regulations worldwide.
  • Partner wallets: Provide your customers, freelancers, vendors, and suppliers a seamless payout experience in 35 countries with the Visa-certified network of USDC Partner Wallets.
  • Developer-first tools: Integrating with Circle is not another legacy payment integration to your codebase; it’s re-imagined payments processing with the developer top of mind. Focus on building customer and product experiences with our production-ready tools.

Getting started by opening a Circle Account can help you benefit from payouts in digital dollars and get ready for what’s next for payments, finance, and internet commerce. 

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