Enabling API Settings in the Merchant Center

You can enable a number of API settings via the Google Checkout Merchant Center:

Customer's name display: You can require the new order notification to provide the first name, last name and full name of the buyer and order recipient in separate fields.

Google promotion amounts in notifications: If an order is placed under a Google promotion, you can require new order, charge amount, and refund amount notifications to include the promotion amounts.

Transaction fees in notifications: You can require charge amount, refund amount, and chargeback amount notifications to include information about transaction fees.

Buyer's ship-to phone number: You can require the new order notification to include the buyer's ship-to phone number.

Buyer's billing phone number: You can require the new order notification to include the buyer's billing phone number.

Notification serial number: After successfully processing a notification, your system returns an HTTP 200 response code and a notification serial number. You can require your Google notification acknowledgements to contain this serial number.

Merchant calculations callbacks for co-funded promotions: If you are participating in a co-funded promotion, you can use this feature to calculate taxes on the order value less your share of the promotion. (The buyer still owes tax on Google's share of the promotion).

To access these settings:

  1. Sign in to Google Checkout.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Integration.
  4. Under 'Advanced settings,' select one or more API settings.
  5. Click Save.