Can I Be Paid as a Creator on Blender Market?

You want to get paid for your work and we would love nothing more than to be able to facilitate that.  Some regions have restrictions that don’t allow us to send payouts to creators in those areas, so we have gathered information from Stripe and PayPal to help you locate your region and understand the allowances, restrictions and requirements that may apply to you.

When you set up an account for your payout, your country of residence should accurately reflect your permanent residence. If you move to another country, be sure to update your location on your profile. It is your responsibility to comply with regulations and tax laws in your region, so make sure you keep everything up to date and accurate.

Stripe

If you are in one of these countries, you should choose Stripe for your payouts.  Stripe tends to be simpler and have lower fees for creators, resulting in consistent payouts for higher amounts.

PayPal

We are actively working on adding other payout providers, but currently you must be able to accept payouts via PayPal.  Lots of people assume that if they have made a purchase using PayPal, they can also receive payouts.  Actually, that is not always the case.  PayPal has three different rule sets for using PayPal which vary depending on your country/region: 
1). Those that can send and receive. 
2). Those that can send and receive with automatic transfer.
3). Those that can only send money, but cannot receive payouts.  
PayPal offers these lists of countries/regions broken down into the three categories.  Ideally, you will find your region on the first list of regions approved to send AND receive funds.  You’re good to set up a PayPal account for your Blender Market payouts!
If you find your country/region on the list that includes automatic transfer, this is a great start, but there is more you will need to do to be able to retrieve your funds from your PayPal account.  You will need to also link a US bank account or Visa credit card to your PayPal account.  If you do not add one of these or later you decide to unlink them, you will have not access to your funds in PayPal and PayPal will ultimately revoke your ability to receive payments on your account.  

In addition, you should know that even with the linked account, PayPal will hold these funds and they won’t be available to transfer for 30 days, which will delay access to your funds.

The full transfer agreement including a breakdown of PayPal fees can be found here.  We encourage you to read over the whole thing.  So, if you find your country on this list, it’s not impossible to receive payouts via PayPal, it’s just a little trickier.

What do I do if my region can’t receive payouts?

If your region is not serviced for payouts via Stripe or PayPal, we’re sorry, but we will not be able to accept you as a creator at this time.  We don’t want you to put in all the work to set up your shop, and sell your products successfully only to find out that we can’t get you the money you have earned.  

We hope it all works out for you.  If your region is too restrictive right now, trust us, we’re frustrated too.  We are constantly working to increase our payout options to be able to pay creators around the world for their work.  If you find that you aren’t able to receive payment in your area or have any questions, please send a message to [email protected] so we can  look into this with you and confirm whether you are in a region that can accept payouts.  If you are not, we will put you on our list and contact you as soon as we find a way to pay creators in your area.

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