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Create a Payment Order

Now we can create a payment order to send the counterparty $10 over ACH. As we mentioned, you will use your internal account ID as the originating_account_id and the counterparty's account ID as the receiving_account_id.

You can see additional sample requests for payment orders here.

curl --request POST \
  -u ORGANIZATION_ID:API_KEY \
  --url https://app.moderntreasury.com/api/payment_orders \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
    "type": "ach",
    "amount": 1000,
    "direction": "credit",
    "currency": "USD",
    "originating_account_id": "0f8e3719-3dfd-4613-9bbf-c0333781b59f",
    "receiving_account_id": "5acec2ef-987b-4260-aa97-b719eeb0a8d5"
  }'

This is the response you will see. It contains the ID of the payment order, c5f4009c-bdd6-4cc1-84b2-17974ac9e77a, as well as additional details about it.

{
  "id": "c5f4009c-bdd6-4cc1-84b2-17974ac9e77a",
  "object": "payment_order",
  "type": "ach",
  "amount": 1000,
  "direction": "credit",
  "originating_account_id": "0f8e3719-3dfd-4613-9bbf-c0333781b59f",
  "receiving_account": {
    "id": "5acec2ef-987b-4260-aa97-b719eeb0a8d5",
    "object": "external_account",
    "account_type": "checking",
    "party_name": "Kenner, Bach & Ledeen",
    "party_type": null,
    "party_address": null,
    "account_details": [
      {
        "id": "81a7cd32-39f5-4f0c-873f-4d9137ec9cd9",
        "object": "account_detail",
        "account_number": "123456789",
        "account_number_type": "other",
        "created_at": "2019-11-09T00:11:07Z",
        "updated_at": "2019-11-09T00:11:07Z"
      }
    ],
    "routing_details": [
      {
        "id": "5ceb251f-0235-48a2-81cb-0c668f5ee81b",
        "object": "routing_detail",
        "payment_type": null,
        "routing_number": "121141822",
        "routing_number_type": "aba",
        "created_at": "2019-11-09T00:11:07Z",
        "updated_at": "2019-11-09T00:11:07Z"
      }
    ],
    "created_at": "2019-11-09T00:11:07Z",
    "updated_at": "2019-11-09T00:11:07Z"
  },
  "receiving_account_id": "5acec2ef-987b-4260-aa97-b719eeb0a8d5",
  "receiving_account_type": "external_account",
  "accounting_category_id": null,
  "currency": "USD",
  "effective_date": "2018-11-19",
  "priority": "normal",
  "description": null,
  "statement_descriptor": null,
  "remittance_information": null,
  "metadata": {},
  "status": "approved",
  "counterparty_id": "37ba4454-dd33-4aa0-8906-0e2e4103e45c",
  "transaction_ids": [],
  "charge_bearer": null,
  "foreign_exchange_indicator": null,
  "foreign_exchange_contract": null,
  "nsf_protected": false,  
  "created_at": "2019-11-09T00:11:07Z",
  "updated_at": "2019-11-09T00:11:07Z"
}

What’s Next

Now that you've created your first Payment Order, check out our section on Webhooks, which will let you know what kind of events to expect around the payment order you just created.