Refunds

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On Flutterwave, you can refund a transaction easily with the API. To initiate a refund, send a request to the refund endpoint with the transaction ID in the URL. You can also specify the amount to be refunded in the body if you wish to make a partial refund. The refund amount will be deducted from your available balance. Additionally, you can attach a note to the refund by specifying comments.

// Install with: npm i flutterwave-node-v3

const Flutterwave = require('flutterwave-node-v3');
const flw = new Flutterwave(process.env.FLW_PUBLIC_KEY, process.env.FLW_SECRET_KEY);
const response = await flw.Transaction.refund({
    id: transactionId,
    amount: amountToRefund,
    comments: "Product out of stock.",
});
# Install with: gem install flutterwave_sdk

require 'flutterwave_sdk'

flw = Flutterwave.new(ENV["FLW_PUBLIC_KEY"], ENV["FLW_SECRET_KEY"], ENV["FLW_ENCRYPTION_KEY"])
transactions = Transactions.new(flw)
response = transactions.initiate_a_refund {
    id: transaction_id,
    amount: amount_to_refund,
    comments: "Product out of stock.",
}
print response
curl --request POST 'https://api.flutterwave.com/v3/transactions/75923/refund' \
  --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_SECRET_KEY'\
  --header 'Content-Type: application/json'\
  --data-raw '{
    "amount": 6900,
    "comments": "Product out of stock."
}'

This will initiate the refund process and you'll get a response like this:

{
  "status": "success",
  "message": "Transaction refund initiated",
  "data": {
    "id": 75923,
    "account_id": 73362,
    "tx_id": 908790,
    "flw_ref": "URF_1577867664541_3572735",
    "wallet_id": 74639,
    "amount_refunded": 6900,
    "status": "completed",
    "destination": "payment_source",
    "meta": {
      "source": "availablebalance"
    },
    "created_at": "2021-01-24T09:18:37.366Z"
  }
}
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