Your First Payout

A payout is a transfer of funds from your account to a user’s external account. The easiest way to send a payout is through the send-payout route. If the user exists within the Dots system, the funds are sent to them based on their saved preferences, otherwise, they are sent a link to onboard.


1. Create an App

If you haven’t already, create an account at and switch over to Sandbox mode. Head over to the API Management tab to generate keys.

2. Send the Payout

We will create and send a Payout Link to a user whose phone number is known with US $10.


Please replace the phone number with your own.

cURL \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d "{
      "delivery": {
        "message": "My first payout"
      "amount": 1000,
      "payee": {
        "country_code": "1",
        "phone_number": "2025550139"

Dots will then text the user with either a link to claim their funds or notify them that the funds have been transfered to their default payout method.