Can the Retail API create a layaway?

rcbpdxrcbpdx Member Posts: 1
Is it possible to use the Retail API to create a layaway? I see that setting "isLayaway" to true doesn't alter quantity on hand. Is that the end of it, or is there some other way to create a layaway via the API? Thanks!


  • jamesratcliffejamesratcliffe Administrator, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 160 moderator

    Currently you can't create a layaway through the API.
    James Ratcliffe
    Lightspeed HQ
  • dtecgdtecg Member Posts: 2
    Why? I found a request for this in 2014! Everything should be available from the api by design.
  • david_dotdevdavid_dotdev Member Posts: 1

    Hi, is there any update on this? Really looking forward to have some support for this feature as the ability to create layaway via the API can help automate some business processes.

  • thisconnectthisconnect Member Posts: 13

    after i tried to use the layaway option in the API years ago (2017), i got an email from lightspeed:

    "In light of this, we have to recommend against using the isLayaway field until layaways are fully implemented in the API by development. We will also look at the possibility of making it impossible to set this field until then since it can cause a lot of headache."

    this is how we have to work with the API...

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