Create, fetch and cancel Payouts using RazorpayX APIs. Set up webhooks for notifications.


is a transfer of funds from your business account to a Contact's Fund Account(s). You can create and process payouts both on the RazorpayX Dashboard and via the Payouts API.

Watch Out!

  • It is mandatory to that you use while making payouts via APIs or the request will fail.
  • Making payouts from account to RazorpayX Lite Customer Identifiers or Razorpay is not supported.

Explore the Payout API collection in the Razorpay Postman Public Workspace. Fork the workspace and test the APIs with your


Before you create a payout or

, you must:

Or, if you already know which Contact you want to make the payout to, keep their Fund Account id (for example, fund_account_id: fa_00000000000001) available. No OTP authorization is required when creating a payout using APIs.

Before you fire APIs, keep your Key id and Key Secret available. You can

in Live Mode or in on the .

API EndpointDescription
Create a payout to a bank account.
Creates a payout to a VPA.
Retrieves details of all the payouts.
Retrieves details of one payout via ID.
Cancels a payout in queued state.

Payouts' entity has the following response fields:


string The unique identifier of the payout. For example, pout_00000000000001.


string The entity being created. Here, it will be payout.


string The unique identifier linked to the fund account. For example, fa_00000000000001.


integer The payout amount, in paise. For example, if you want to transfer ₹10,000, pass 1000000. Minimum value 100.
The value passed here does not include fees and tax. Fees and tax, if any, are deducted from your account balance.


string The payout's currency. Here, it is INR.


array of objects Key-value pair that can be used to store additional information about the entity. Maximum 15 key-value pairs, 256 characters (maximum) each. For example, "note_key": "Beam me up Scotty”.


integer The fees for the payout. This value is returned only when the payout moves to the processing state. For example, 5.


integer The tax that is applicable for the fee being charged. This value is returned only when the payout moves to the processing state. For example, 1.


string The status of the payout. Possible payout states:

Know more about

and .


string The unique transaction number linked to a payout. For example, HDFCN00000000001.


string The mode used to make the payout. Available modes:

  • NEFT
  • RTGS
  • IMPS
  • card

The payout modes are case-sensitive.


string The purpose of the payout that is being created. The following classifications are available in the system by default:

  • refund
  • cashback
  • payout
  • salary
  • utility bill
  • vendor bill

Additional purposes for payouts can be created via the

and then used in the API. However, it is not possible to create a new purpose for the payout via the API.


string Maximum length is 40 characters. A user-generated reference given to the payout. For example, Acme Transaction ID 12345. You can use this field to store your own transaction ID, if any.


string Custom note that also appears on the bank statement. Maximum length 30 characters. Allowed characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and space.

If no value is passed for this parameter, it defaults to the Merchant Billing Label. Ensure that the most important text forms the first 9 characters as banks may truncate the rest as per their standards.


string This value is returned if the contact was created as part of a bulk upload. For example, batch_00000000000001.


object This parameter returns the current status of the payout. For example, IMPS is not enabled on beneficiary account, Retry with different mode.


string A description for the error. For example, IMPS is not enabled on beneficiary account, please retry with different mode.


string Possible values:

  • gateway: Technical error at Razorpay Partner bank.
  • beneficiary_bank: Technical error at beneficiary bank.
  • business: Merchant action required.
  • internal: Technical error at Razorpay's server.


string The error reason. For example, imps_not_allowed. Know more about



integer Indicates the Unix timestamp when this payout was created.


string Indicates the fee type charged for the payout. Possible values is free_payout.

"id": "pout_00000000000001",
"entity": "payout",
"fund_account_id": "fa_00000000000001",
"amount": 1000000,
"currency": "INR",
"notes": {
"notes_key_1":"Tea, Earl Grey, Hot",
"notes_key_2":"Tea, Earl Grey… decaf."
"fees": 0,
"tax": 0,
"status": "queued",
"utr": null,
"mode": "IMPS",
"purpose": "refund",
"reference_id": "Acme Transaction ID 12345",
"narration": "Acme Corp Fund Transfer",
"batch_id": null,
"status_details": {
"description": "Payout is queued as there is insufficient balance in your business account to process the payout",
"source": "business",
"reason": "low_balance"
"created_at": 1545383037

You can

to configure and receive notifications when a specific occurs. In case of Payouts, you get notified when the payout status changes.

When one of these events is triggered, we send an HTTP POST

in JSON to the webhook's configured URL.

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