Bill payments solution of Paytm Payouts is one of the most popular services in the industry. Not only is it easy to use, but it also offers the merchants an advantage of making thousands of bill payments in one go. Since Paytm is the pioneer of bill payments and recharges, this dashboard has built-in integration with almost 95% billers across India. The merchants can use the Bill Payments feature to pay all types of bills such as phones( prepaid, postpaid, landline), water, electricity, gas etc.
Paytm Payouts allows the merchants to manage bills payment in a very simple and organized manner. The bills added in the system are mandatorily associated with a store.
A 'Store' is a specific subsection corresponding to a sub entity of the business created in the dashboard. For example, the merchants can create different stores for each shop, warehouse or office in the dashboard. This will help to classify all the expenses, bills , payment and vendor invoices of each sub entity.
Note: It is mandatory to associate a bill to a store. This will implicitly manage bills at store level. A store can be created and edited through the 'Manage Stores’ option in the Settings section.
Add a New Bill
To make bill payments, firstly the bill details have to be added to the dashboard.
Click on the 'Bill Payments' tab in the Left Main Menu.
Click the 'Add Bill' button and enter the details such as store type & bill type etc.
The dropdown menu in the ‘store type' section will show the list of only those stores for which the user has permission access.
The input fields for bill details will change dynamically as per the entered bill type, such as electricity bill, water bill, mobile prepaid, mobile postpaid etc.
Enter the store details for the new bill.
Fill in all the details as mentioned on the screen and click the 'Add Bill' button to finally submit the details of the bill.
The system will validate the entered bill details after which it will be added to the 'All Bills' section.
Further action on the bill such as editing, bill payment etc will be managed from this section
NOTE: Currently bulk addition of bills is not available to the merchants. However, for bulk addition of bills, reach out to our team of experts at firstname.lastname@example.org
The paid bills can also be added to the dashboard at any time of the month. This allows the system to auto fetch the bill amount details from next month onwards.
Bulk Mobile Recharges
Paytm Payouts allows merchants to do bulk mobile recharges without adding an individual bill. This feature is of importance to businesses that make monthly phone reimbursements to its employees. It requires the information for phone numbers and the amount to be reimbursed.Follow the steps below to do bulk mobile recharges:
In the bill payments section, click on bulk mobile recharges
Download the sample file and fill in the information for phone number, amount to be recharged and operator( optional)
Upload the file and click on 'Process to validate'
When the validation is complete, click on 'Process valid requests'
For entries showing error, the file can also be re- uploaded before processing
Choose the disbursal account to make the payments
Click on the ‘Pay' button to make the final payment
The 'Bill Payments'section has three sections : Bill summary, All Bills and Bill Payment History.
This section provides a consolidated view of all the bills associated with the respective stores that can be accessed by a user or sub user. Total Bill Overdue and Total Bill Amount can be seen in the top summary section. Again, this information will be restricted as per the store access to the user.
From the bottom section on this screen, any particular store can be selected to fetch all the bills belonging to that store.
Select a store to view all the respective bills for this store.
Individual or bulk payments for the bills can be made by selecting the bills from this section.
Click on 'Proceed to Pay' to pay bills.
Within a store, each bill can be viewed/ edited / downloaded or deleted
All Bills view provides an overview of all the unpaid bills and the bills which are in the processing stage.
Select the 'All Bills'tab from the top section.
Summary widget shows the overdue amount and the total bill amount.
Standard filters such as bill type, duration, bill number, biller etc are available to further sort results for pending bills.
Select one or more bills from the list and click on 'Proceed to Pay' for making bill payments.
Use 'Download Bills'to download the details of all the bills as per your selection in a single excel.
Bill Payment History
Bill Payment History tab provides a review for all types of bills i.e paid, failed and under processing bills.
The status of any bill can be reviewed from the leftmost icons against the bill details in the list view.
Alternatively, clicking on a particular bill will show the bill status. The bill invoice and the bill copy can also be downloaded through this action.
Use 'Download Bill Payment History' to get the bill payments history. The file will be available for download in the 'Reports' section in the main menu, under the 'Bill Payment History' tab.
When a bill is added into the Paytm Payouts dashboard, the details of the bill is auto validated by the system. The error can happen while associating the bill to a store. Hence, while editing the bill only the associated store can be changed. This gives an additional security to avoid fraud bills for a comprehensive multi user dashboard.
From the left Main menu for 'Bill Payments', go to 'All Bills' View
From the list view, select the bill to be edited
Click on the options under the 'Actions' menu
Select the Edit option to open the detailed view
From the 'Stores' option change the associated store for this bill
Click on 'Save Bill' to save the changes
The bill payment process is an effortless process and can be done in just a few clicks
In the 'Bill Summary'tab, select the store for which bill/ bills need to be paid
Select one or multiple bills that are to be paid and click on 'Proceed to Pay'
Alternatively, go to the 'All Bills'section and select one or more bills and move on to click 'Proceed to Pay'
The payment summary is shown with a break up of bill amount and commission amount
Choose the Disbursal Account from the drop down menu for bill payment and click on 'Pay. The bill is now in Payment processing state
Check the 'Bill payment History'tab to know the status of each bill
NOTE: If an Approval workflow is set for the disbursal account which is selected for the bill payments, the approval request for processing the bill will go to the approver. The concerned approver can accept or reject the bill from the 'Approvals' section in the left main menu. Once the bill payment request is approved by all the approvers set in the workflow, the payment will be released from the disbursal account for bill payment.
For pre paid mobile bills, the recharge plans can be selected from the dashboard . The user does not need to put any recharge value in this case, but will be allowed to select from the operator plans.
To delete a bill, select the bill from the 'All Bills' tab.
Under the 'Action' header, click on the '3 Dot Menu' icon.