Orders: refund

Requires authorization

Initiates a full or partial reversal on the payment instrument. Try it now.

Please note that the refund amount will be capped to the order net amount (the original amount in the order, net of refunds). Refunds done by means other than reversing the credit card transaction (e.g. issuing a cash refund, in states where this is mandatory) should not be communicated to Google via this API call, as otherwise the credit card transaction will be reversed resulting in a double refund.


HTTP request

POST https://www.googleapis.com/content/v2/merchantId/orders/orderId/refund


Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
merchantId unsigned long The ID of the account that manages the order. This cannot be a multi-client account.
orderId string The ID of the order to refund.


This request requires authorization with the following scope (read more about authentication and authorization).


Request body

In the request body, supply data with the following structure:

  "operationId": string,
  "amount": {
    "value": string,
    "currency": string
  "reason": string,
  "reasonText": string
Property name Value Description Notes
operationId string The ID of the operation. Unique across all operations for a given order.
amount nested object The amount that is refunded.
amount.value string The price represented as a number. writable
amount.currency string The currency of the price. writable
reason string The reason for the refund.

Acceptable values are:
  • "adjustment"
  • "courtesyAdjustment"
  • "customerCanceled"
  • "customerDiscretionaryReturn"
  • "deliveredLateByCarrier"
  • "feeAdjustment"
  • "lateShipmentCredit"
  • "noInventory"
  • "other"
  • "priceError"
  • "productArrivedDamaged"
  • "productNotAsDescribed"
  • "shippingCostAdjustment"
  • "taxAdjustment"
  • "undeliverableShippingAddress"
  • "wrongProductShipped"
reasonText string The explanation of the reason.


If successful, this method returns a response body with the following structure:

  "kind": "content#ordersRefundResponse",
  "executionStatus": string
Property name Value Description Notes
kind string Identifies what kind of resource this is. Value: the fixed string "content#ordersRefundResponse".
executionStatus string The status of the execution.

Acceptable values are:
  • "duplicate"
  • "executed"

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