Create a customer

How to create a customer via API

To create a new customer, send a POST request to the /api/customers endpoint, passing the resource arguments in the request body.

Request

POST https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers

Arguments

Body Parameter

Type

Required

type

string

Required

attributes.email

string

Required

attributes.password

string

Optional

attributes.reference

string

Optional

attributes.metadata

object

Optional

relationships.customer_group

object

Optional

Example

Request
Response

The following request creates a new customer:

curl -X POST \
https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers \
-H 'Accept: application/vnd.api+json' \
-H 'Authorization: Bearer your-access-token' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json' \
-d '{
"data": {
"type": "customers",
"attributes": {
"email": "john@example.com"
},
"relationships": {
}
}
}'

On success, the API responds with a 201 Created status code, returning the created resource object:

{
"data": {
"id": "xYZkjABcde",
"type": "customers",
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde"
},
"attributes": {
"email": "john@example.com",
"status": "prospect",
"created_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
"updated_at": "2018-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",
"reference": "ANYREFEFERNCE",
"metadata": {
"foo": "bar"
}
},
"relationships": {
"customer_group": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/customer_group",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/customer_group"
}
},
"customer_addresses": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/customer_addresses",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/customer_addresses"
}
},
"customer_payment_sources": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/customer_payment_sources",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/customer_payment_sources"
}
},
"customer_subscriptions": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/customer_subscriptions",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/customer_subscriptions"
}
},
"orders": {
"links": {
"self": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/relationships/orders",
"related": "https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/api/customers/xYZkjABcde/orders"
}
}
},
"meta": {
"mode": "test"
}
}
}