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Ship the Goods: Partial Capture

Based on the example of the API Walkthrough, let’s take a pretty common scenario:

Astrid made her purchase, but the merchant checks his warehouse and sees that the leather jacket size M she ordered is not in stock. The merchant knows he is getting a new shipment of leather jackets in size M next week; he is willing to accept the cost of shipping the leather jackets separately, rather than risk losing Astrid as a customer.

The merchant sends Astrid an email explaining this, and then does a Partial Capture.

The response contains the following information:

  • Captured Amount – the total amount captured by this API call.
  • Authorized Amount – the original amount of the full order, as it was provided in the AUTHORIZE call.
  • Remaining Authorized Amount – how much money is left for possible captures after this partial capture.
  • Capture Number – the unique ID of this capture in the Riverty system. Needed for Refunds etc.

Important to keep in mind

  1. When Riverty receives an authorization request, there are two possible outcomes: the request is either accepted or rejected. If the request is accepted, the order is considered a "reservation" and will be purchased after the capture is received.
    However, if no follow-up call is made to capture or cancel the order, it will be automatically voided (canceled) after 30/45 days. Please note that this time period may vary depending on the region.

  2. Please send your own unique identifier for the specific capture into the field invoiceNumber. If you don't send it, Riverty will generate a number and use this for the communication with the shopper. Using different numbers might confuse the shopper.

  3. Partial Capture(s) – When processing partial captures, it is mandatory to include the 'order lines' of the products that need to be captured in the request/call.

See the detailed API documentation for more information.

Frequently asked questions

What validation do you apply on the amount fields?

We support rounding differences. Please make sure that following applies:

  • TotalGrossAmount equals the sums of grossUnitPrice * Quantity for all line items
  • The rounding difference between grossUnitPrice and netUnitPrice + vatAmount may not be bigger then 1 Cent per quantity (e.g. you have a quantity of 2; we will allow a difference of 2 cents for grossUnitPrice versus netUnitPrice + vatAmount)
  • Same rounding difference logic also applied for the totalNetAmount

I don't have the imageUrl in my order management system. Is this a problem?

You don't need to send in productUrl and imageUrl if they are already part of the Authorize request and the same product id is used

Can I do multiple captures?

You can do multiple Partial Captures for the same order, as long as there is a balance left over in the Remaining Authorized Amount. Please make sure to send a unique invoiceNumber per capture


   "orderDetails": {
      "totalGrossAmount": 2035,
      "items": [
            "productId": "0001-BLK-M",
            "description": "Leather jacket, Black, size M",
            "grossUnitPrice": 1000,
            "quantity": 1,
            "vatPercent": 20,
            "imageUrl": "https://developer-sandbox.riverty.com/images/black_leather_jacket.jpg"
            "productId": "0001-BLK-S",
            "description": "Leather jacket, Black, size S",
            "grossUnitPrice": 1000,
            "quantity": 1,
            "vatPercent": 20,
            "imageUrl": "https://developer-sandbox.riverty.com/images/black_leather_jacket.jpg"
            "productId": "SHIP",
            "description": "Shipping",
            "type": "ShippingFee",
            "grossUnitPrice": 5,
            "quantity": 1,
            "vatPercent": 20


   "capturedAmount": 2035,
   "authorizedAmount": 2085,
   "remainingAuthorizedAmount": 50,
   "captureNumber": "800001157"
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