How do you manage booking shipments and taking payments via the API?

Currently, there are two ways in which we can handle shipments and payments: 

  1. Book the shipment via the API, and ARTA will invoice the merchant for the cost of the shipment. The merchant will be responsible for collecting payment for the shipment from the customer.
  2. We pass a permanent payment URL with every quote request where customers can check out with credit card. Simply pass this link on to customers and prompt them to pay for their quote via our quote payment page.

In future versions of the API, we will be able to collect credit card and bank transfer information directly via the API for shipments.