Purchase API

The AbeBooks Purchase API offers affiliates an opportunity to programatically place orders via a REST endpoint. It is designed to be used in combination with our Search Web Services to find the required information about the desired listings. Please follow the links below in order to setup your account properly and learn about how to authenticate with the service, create the request, and interpret the responses.

First time setup
Authenticating with API
Available endpoints

Note: Access to the Purchase API is currently limited to select partners; this page will be updated on how to obtain access once it is publicly available.

Change Log

July 2023: Shipping costs have been updated to support new shipping features and are now divided between the total number of items in an order.