Vaulting the Venmo account

Your customer's Venmo account can be saved to your Vault and reused for future transactions, just like a credit card:

  customerId: "12345",
  paymentMethodNonce: nonceFromTheClient
}, (err, result) => { });

You can also save the customer's Venmo account to your Vault at the same time as your transaction by using Transaction: Sale with options.storeInVault or options.storeInVaultOnSuccess.

Creating transactions

Creating a Venmo transaction is the same as creating any other transaction with a nonce. Be sure to pass the device data you collected on the client side when you create the transaction:{
  amount: "1000.00",
  paymentMethodNonce: nonceFromTheClient,
  options: {
    submitForSettlement: true
  deviceData: req.body.device_data
}, function(err, result) {});


Device data is only required when creating transactions. It is not necessary on other calls, such as customer or payment method creation.

Specifying the business profile

You will need to pass the profile_id associated with the Venmo business profile that you want to create the transaction for. This should be the same profile_id used when tokenizing the Venmo account on the client side.{
  amount: "1000.00",
  paymentMethodNonce: nonceFromTheClient,
  options: {
    submitForSettlement: true,
    venmo: {
      profileId: YOUR_VENMO_PROFILE_ID
  deviceData: req.body.device_data
}, function(err, result) { });


If you do not specify the profile_id, the transaction will be associated with the default business profile.

Removing connections

Keep in mind that a Venmo customer can delete merchant connections from within their Venmo app at any time. This will remove the Venmo payment_method from your Vault.


Capturing multiple partial amounts against the same authorization

If you send physical goods to customers in multiple shipments, you can capture the total authorized amount across multiple partial settlements using Transaction: Submit For Partial Settlement.

Gateway rejections

In order to process a Venmo transaction in production, the Braintree gateway makes a request to a PayPal service for a transactable token that represents the Venmo account. If we are unable to get that token, the gateway will reject the transaction with a reason of "token_issuance". If you receive this rejection, try the transaction request again.

For more info on gateway rejections in general, see the Gateway Rejections support article.

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