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Types of integrations

Musement partners can choose between two types of API integrations: merchant or affiliate.

Both types of integrations can use the Musement API to retrieve activity details, look up availability, create carts, place orders, check booking statuses and use post-booking functionalities. The key difference between the two options lies in payment.

Merchant

Merchant partners integrate with the entire Musement API to sell our catalog directly on their own platforms. For payment at the end of the booking flow, partners act as merchants of record and use the so-called no-payment flow. Access to this flow requires special authorization. To get set up, contact business-support@musement.com.

As merchant of record, partners are expected to calculate and apply country-based taxes, take care of all monetary transactions with their customers, provide customer support, process cancellations/refunds and manage communication between suppliers and customers.

Affiliate

Affiliate partners do not manage payments: they use the so-called payment flow to connect with the Musement payment gateway Stripe. In this case Musement acts as the merchant of record.

Affiliates can opt for a full or partial API integration. In a full integration, the whole user experience takes place on the affiliate’s platform, including payments to Musement via API. In a partial API integration, affiliates will integrate APIs related to searching the catalog only. After picking the activity, users will be redirected to the Musement platform for payment.

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