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  • Developer Quickstart Guide

    There are two ways to integrate with Bolt: via platform plugin installation, or via Bolt’s Direct API for custom cart platforms. Use the following sections to quickly begin setting up your store with Bolt Checkout.


  • What is Bolt?

    When we talk about Bolt as a cohesive product experience, it’s important to understand all of the separate technical pieces that must be implemented to use Bolt with a custom cart platform. Those pieces are the following:

    • The Checkout Modal
    • The Bolt API
    • The Merchant API
    • Transaction Status Webhooks


  • How Bolt Interacts

    Now that we’ve covered the general components of Bolt in Part One of our Developer’s Guide, let’s dive into some specifics about how Bolt is communicating with your e-commerce platform. This article is a high-level framework tackling information found in our Bolt API Reference and Merchant API Reference.


  • Environment Details

    API & Webhooks

    About Keys

    KEY PURPOSE
    API Key Used for calling Bolt API from your backend server
    Publishable Key Embedded on your website and used by Bolt to identify your website
    Signing Secret Used for signature verification on requests received from bolt


  • Integrate Backoffice Operations

    You can integrate Bolt operations directly into your order management and supply chain systems using Bolt’s API. These actions can be performed via Bolt’s Merchant Dashboard without API integration.

    Available Actions

    • Authorize New Credit Card
    • Capture Authorizations Manually
    • Fetch Transaction Details
    • Recharge Existing Credit Card
    • Refund Transactions
    • Review Transaction Manually
    • Void Transactions


  • Error Codes

    You may choose to pass these error codes back to Bolt in Merchant API Responses to trigger appropriate messages for the shopper.