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Marketplace Overview

Learn how to use BlueSnap's Payment API for your marketplace platform. If you have questions after reading this guide, check out our answers to [frequently asked questions](https://support.bluesnap.com/docs/merchant-faqs#section--what-is-a-marketplace-).

With our Payment API, you can set up and manage a marketplace business - a platform on which other vendors can sell goods and services. We support marketplaces by providing the tools you need to set up and manage the vendors selling on your platform, and by paying out account funds to you and your vendors.

JSON and XML supported

Our Payment API is supported for both JSON and XML.

Terminology

The following terms will appear throughout this guide:

  • Marketplace Merchant - You, the marketplace owner

    • You will manage vendor onboarding, run reports, and send transactions for processing. You will also communicate all onboarding, payout, and reporting information to your marketplace.

  • Vendors - The vendors selling goods and services on your marketplace platform

    • Your vendors will rely on you as their point of contact. Since they won’t have access to their BlueSnap accounts, and may not even know they have one, it’s up to you to control all communication.

Benefits

  • Seamless vendor onboarding - Board new vendors quickly with BlueSnap to begin processing transactions immediately.

  • Comprehensive reporting - Keep track of vendor activity through our reports, which are available through both the Reporting API and Merchant Console.

  • Simple payout - Leave the headaches of payout to us. We'll pay you and your vendors according to the commission split that you define.

Marketplace Features

This guide will cover the following marketplace fundamentals:

Get Started: Vendor Onboarding

Let's begin by learning about how to create vendor accounts and begin the onboarding process.

➔ Vendor Onboarding