Fundamentals of Webhooks

Webhooks offer a method to inform your application about specific events, like the placement of a new order. They facilitate advanced e-commerce integration between your shopping cart and other systems.

Upon an event, Snipcart will initiate a POST request to a URL specified by you in the dashboard.

Your designated endpoint must respond with data in Content-Type application/json format and a status code 200.

For those new to webhooks, it's recommended to read this introductory article.

Setting Up a Webhook URL

To configure your webhook URL, log into the Snipcart dashboard and navigate to Store Configurations → Webhooks.

The URL must be an absolute URL.

Further down, we provide examples of handling Webhook requests.

Note: You can enter multiple webhook URLs, separated by semicolons, like:;

Configuring webhooks in the Snipcart dashboard

Details of the Request

Clicking on a webhook URL entry in the dashboard opens its detailed page.

This page is useful for application development and integration with Snipcart's webhooks. It displays the full details of the HTTP request sent to your application and the response received from your end.

Details of a webhook request in the Snipcart dashboard

The Send this hook again button triggers a repeat call from Snipcart to your application, aiding in debugging.

Securing Your Webhook Endpoint

To ensure the authenticity of requests from Snipcart, especially for protected data, use the X-Snipcart-RequestToken header. This header, added to each outbound request, contains a token valid for one hour. You can verify this token by making a GET request to{token}, functioning as a form of digital handshake.

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