Create Vendor

The Create Vendor request enables you to set up a new vendor who will be associated with your marketplace. The Create Vendor request is where you submit the vendors KYC information, their banking information, the agreed upon commission split and so on.

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Important: Vendor verification requirements

  • Initially, you do not need all your vendor's information to submit the request to immediately begin processing transactions; however, to fully board your vendor, you must collect all the necessary Know Your Customer (KYC), banking, and any additional required information from them, and submit to BlueSnap for verification.

  • In addition, to be eligible for payout, the vendor must meet vendor verification requirements.


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Tip

You can test out a request that hits our sandbox in real-time. Follow the instructions here to use the "Try It!" feature on the right side.

Request Content

vendor container    required, contains the following properties (see vendor):

Property

Type

Required

email

string

required

name

string

optional

first-name

string

optional

last-name

string

optional

phone

string

optional

address

string

optional

city

string

optional

country

string

required

state

string

applicable if country = US or CA (See State and Province Codes)

zip

string

optional

tax-id

string

optional

vat-id

string

optional

vendor-url

string

optional

default-payout-currency

string

optional

frequency

string

optional

delay

integer

optional

vendor-principal

container

optional; (see vendor-principal)

vendor-agreement

container

optional; (see vendor-agreement)

payout-info

container

Optional. Inherits BlueSnap merchant’s payout bank settings by default. (See payout-info)

ipn-url

string

optional

Response Details

If successful, the response HTTP status code is 201 Created. The response header contains the vendor-id. The vendor-id is required for all future transactions associated with this vendor.

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Examples

Request Examples

curl -v -X POST https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/vendors \
-H 'Content-Type: application/xml' \
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
<vendor xmlns="http://ws.plimus.com">
  <email>[email protected]</email>
  <first-name>Joe</first-name>
  <last-name>Smith</last-name>
  <phone>1-123-456-7890</phone>
  <address>123 Main Street</address>
  <city>Boston</city>
  <country>US</country>
  <state>MA</state>
  <zip>12345</zip>
  <ipn-url>https://ipnaddress.com</ipn-url>
  <default-payout-currency>USD</default-payout-currency>
  <vendor-principal>
    <first-name>Joe</first-name>
    <last-name>Smith</last-name>
    <address>123 Main Street</address>
    <city>Boston</city>
    <country>US</country>
    <zip>123456</zip>
    <dob>28-09-9999</dob>
    <personal-identification-number>1234</personal-identification-number>
    <driver-license-number>561196411</driver-license-number>
    <email>[email protected]</email>
  </vendor-principal>
  <vendor-agreement>
    <commission-percent>30</commission-percent>
  </vendor-agreement>
  <payout-info>
    <payout-type>ACH</payout-type>
    <base-currency>USD</base-currency>
    <name-on-account>vendor</name-on-account>
    <bank-account-type>CHECKING</bank-account-type>
    <bank-account-class>PERSONAL</bank-account-class>
    <bank-name>Leumi</bank-name>
    <bank-id>123456789</bank-id>
    <country>US</country>
    <state>MA</state>
    <city>Juneau</city>
    <address>1 bank address</address>
    <zip>12345</zip>
    <bank-account-id>36628822</bank-account-id>
    <minimal-payout-amount>50</minimal-payout-amount>
    <payment-reference>Payment for vendor 1234</payment-reference>
    <refund-reserve>200</refund-reserve>
  </payout-info>
</vendor>'
curl -v -X POST https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/vendors \
-H 'Content-Type: application/xml' \
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
<vendor xmlns="http://ws.plimus.com">
  <name>Business ABC</name>
  <email>[email protected]</email>
  <phone>1-123-455-8765</phone>
  <address>25 Business Avenue</address>
  <city>Boston</city>
  <country>US</country>
  <state>MA</state>
  <zip>123456</zip>
  <tax-id>123456789</tax-id>
  <vendor-url>https://mycompany.com</vendor-url>
  <ipn-url>https://merchant-domain.com/ipn</ipn-url>
  <default-payout-currency>USD</default-payout-currency>
  <vendor-principal>
    <first-name>Joe</first-name>
    <last-name>Smith</last-name>
    <address>123 Main Street</address>
    <city>Boston</city>
    <country>US</country>
    <zip>12345</zip>
    <dob>28-09-9999</dob>
    <personal-identification-number>1234</personal-identification-number>
    <driver-license-number>561196411</driver-license-number>
    <email>[email protected]</email>
  </vendor-principal>
  <vendor-agreement>
    <commission-percent>30</commission-percent>
  </vendor-agreement>
  <payout-info>
    <payout-type>ACH</payout-type>
    <base-currency>USD</base-currency>
    <name-on-account>name of vendor account</name-on-account>
    <bank-account-type>CHECKING</bank-account-type>
    <bank-account-class>CORPORATE</bank-account-class>
    <bank-name>Bank of America</bank-name>
    <bank-id>123456789</bank-id>
    <country>US</country>
    <state>MA</state>
    <city>Boston</city>
    <address>1 bank address</address>
    <zip>12345</zip>
    <bank-account-id>36628822</bank-account-id>
    <minimal-payout-amount>50</minimal-payout-amount>
    <payment-reference>Payment for vendor 1234</payment-reference>
    <refund-reserve>200</refund-reserve>
  </payout-info>
</vendor>'
curl -v -X POST https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/vendors \
-H 'Content-Type: application/xml' \
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
<vendor xmlns="http://ws.plimus.com">
  <email>[email protected]</email>
  <first-name>Joe</first-name>
  <last-name>Smith</last-name>
  <phone>1-123-456-7890</phone>
  <address>123 Main Street</address>
  <city>Boston</city>
  <country>US</country>
  <state>MA</state>
  <zip>123456</zip>
  <default-payout-currency>USD</default-payout-currency>
  <ipn-url>https://merchant-domain.com/ipn</ipn-url>
  <vendor-principal>
    <first-name>Joe</first-name>
    <last-name>Smith</last-name>
    <address>123 Main Street</address>
    <city>Boston</city>
    <country>US</country>
    <zip>123456</zip>
    <dob>28-09-9999</dob>
    <personal-identification-number>1234</personal-identification-number>
    <driver-license-number>561196411</driver-license-number>
    <email>[email protected]</email>
  </vendor-principal>
  <vendor-agreement>
    <commission-percent>30</commission-percent>
  </vendor-agreement>
  <payout-info>
    <payout-type>ACH</payout-type>
    <base-currency>USD</base-currency>
    <name-on-account>vendor</name-on-account>
    <bank-account-type>CHECKING</bank-account-type>
    <bank-account-class>PERSONAL</bank-account-class>
    <bank-name>Leumi</bank-name>
    <bank-id>123456789</bank-id>
    <country>US</country>
    <state>MA</state>
    <city>Juneau</city>
    <address>1 bank address</address>
    <zip>12345</zip>
    <bank-account-id>36628822</bank-account-id>
    <minimal-payout-amount>25</minimal-payout-amount>
    <payment-reference>Payment for vendor 1234</payment-reference>
    <refund-reserve>200</refund-reserve>
  </payout-info>
  <payout-info>
    <payout-type>CHAPS</payout-type>
    <base-currency>GBP</base-currency>
    <name-on-account>Jane Shopper</name-on-account>
    <bank-account-type>CHECKING</bank-account-type>
    <bank-account-class>PERSONAL</bank-account-class>
    <bank-name>UniCredit</bank-name>
    <bank-id>123456</bank-id>
    <country>UK</country>
    <city>London</city>
    <address>Anzengrubergasse 14</address>
    <zip>8700</zip>
    <bank-account-id>12345678</bank-account-id>
    <minimal-payout-amount>25</minimal-payout-amount>
    <payment-reference>Payment for vendor 1234</payment-reference>
  </payout-info>
</vendor>'

Response Examples

HTTP/ 1.1 201 Created
Location: https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/vendors/19575974

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API Explorer

To test out a basic API request, click the "Try It!" button in the right-hand column to test using the default, pre-populated sample values. To test with your own values, edit the parameter fields below. You'll see them populate in the right-hand column and you can click the "Try It!" button to submit your test request and see a response.

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Click Try It! to start a request and see the response here!