Create preference - Preferences - Mercado Pago Developers
Create preference

POST

/checkout/preferences
Generate a preference with the information of a product or service and obtain the necessary URL to start the payment flow.
Request's parameters
additional_info
string
Localization: bodyAdditional information.
auto_return
String
Localization: bodyIf specified, your buyers will be redirected back to your site immediately after completing the purchase.
approved: The redirection takes place only for approved payments.
all: The redirection takes place only for approved payments, forward compatibility only if we change the default behavior
back_urls
object
Localization: bodyURLs to return to the sellers website.
date_of_expiration
string
Localization: bodyExpiration date of cash payment.
Response parameters
collector_id
number
Localization: bodyUnique ID used to identify the collector. It is the same as the Cust ID.
operation_type
String
Localization: bodyOperation data_type.
regular_payment: Normal payment.
money_transfer: Money request.
items
array
Localization: bodyItems information.
payer
object
Localization: bodyBuyer information, such as name, last name, e-mail, phone, personal identification, address, and registration date.
Request
curl
curl -X POST \
    'https://api.mercadopago.com/checkout/preferences' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -d '{
  "items": [
    {
      "title": "Dummy Title",
      "description": "Dummy description",
      "picture_url": "http://www.myapp.com/myimage.jpg",
      "category_id": "car_electronics",
      "quantity": 1,
      "currency_id": "U$",
      "unit_price": 10
    }
  ],
  "payer": {
    "phone": {},
    "identification": {},
    "address": {}
  },
  "payment_methods": {
    "excluded_payment_methods": [
      {}
    ],
    "excluded_payment_types": [
      {}
    ]
  },
  "shipments": {
    "free_methods": [
      {}
    ],
    "receiver_address": {}
  },
  "back_urls": {},
  "differential_pricing": {},
  "tracks": [
    {
      "type": "google_ad"
    }
  ],
  "metadata": {}
}'
Answer
json
{
  "collector_id": 202809963,
  "items": [
    {
      "title": "Dummy Item",
      "description": "Multicolor Item",
      "currency_id": "$",
      "quantity": 1,
      "unit_price": 10
    }
  ],
  "payer": {
    "phone": {},
    "identification": {},
    "address": {}
  },
  "back_urls": {},
  "payment_methods": {
    "excluded_payment_methods": [
      {}
    ],
    "excluded_payment_types": [
      {}
    ]
  },
  "client_id": 6295877106812064,
  "marketplace": "MP-MKT-6295877106812064",
  "marketplace_fee": 0,
  "shipments": {
    "receiver_address": {}
  },
  "statement_descriptor": "MERCADOPAGO",
  "date_created": "2018-02-02T19:22:23.535Z",
  "id": "202809963-920c288b-4ebb-40be-966f-700250fa5370",
  "init_point": "https://www.mercadopago.com/mla/checkout/start?pref_id=202809963-920c288b-4ebb-40be-966f-700250fa5370",
  "sandbox_init_point": "https://sandbox.mercadopago.com/mla/checkout/pay?pref_id=202809963-920c288b-4ebb-40be-966f-700250fa5370",
  "metadata": {}
}
Errors
400bad_request
collector_does_not_comply_with_current_regulationidentity validation required.
invalid_collector_idcollector_id invalid.
invalid_sponsor_idsponsor_id is not an active user.
invalid_collector_emailcollector is not collector_email owner
invalid_operation_typeoperation_type invalid.
invalid_expiration_date_toexpiration_date_to invalid.
invalid_dateinvalid date of expiration.
invalid_expiration_date_fromexpiration_date_from invalid.
invalid_itemsunit_price invalid.
invalid_back_urlsback_urls invalid. Wrong format
invalid_payment_methodsinstallments invalid. Should be a number between 1 and 36.
invalid_marketplace_feemarketplace_fee must not be greater than total amount.
invalid_idpreference_id not found.
invalid_access_tokenaccess denied
invalid_shipmentsinvalid type (<type>) for field shipments.cost.
invalid_binary_modebinary_mode must be boolean.