Dwolla offers a robust white labeled payments API that enables businesses to fully customize the user experience end-to-end. The flexibility provided with the Dwolla platform offers a high degree of customization enabling you, the integrating business, to design and build the entire payments experience. Your business is responsible for all interactions with your end users, including collecting required information via your application and sending it to Dwolla via the API.
Dwolla’s UI Components are low-code tools designed to abstract away as much of the front-end work involved for interacting with your end-user for Dwolla related functions. The components library has modularized many aspects of the Dwolla Platform and offers pre-built “drop-in” components that can be customized to match the look and feel of your application’s UI.
In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of leveraging Dwolla’s UI Components library to drop-in a wide range of payment functionalities into your application.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to create a Sandbox account. This will allow you to follow along with the steps outlined in this guide. Check out our Sandbox guide to learn more.
In addition to using the Dwolla Components Library, you’ll need a server-side SDK in order to facilitate the API request to Dwolla to retrieve a client-token. A client-token is a unique token scoped to the end-user/Customer performing the action on the front-end of your web application.
In order to utilize these drop-in components, you will want to have an understanding of the different Customer account types available to be created for your end-users. For more information on Customer types, check out our Concept article.
In this guide, we’ll learn how to use the “Create a Business Verified Customer” component. Let’s get started!
Use sandbox environment to test API requests.
All funds transfers made using the Dwolla Platform are performed by a financial institution partner, and any funds held in a Dwolla Balance are held by a financial institution partner. Learn more about our financial institution partners.