Create a customer

Create a new customer

When you create a customer via the API, and the bvn is present a digital wallet is automatically created for that customer. If the customer is not a person the you can specify the add_wallet query params if you want a wallet attached to the customer.



Authorization string

set value to Bearer SECRET_KEY

Query Param

add_wallet boolean

Adds a wallet to a customer on the creation of a customer when value is true.

Body Param

business_id string required

Merchant Business ID

first_name string required

Customer's first name

last_name string required

Customer's last name

phone_number string required

Customer's phone number

email string required

Customer's email address

bvn string

Customer's bank verification number

preferred_banks array

List of customer's preferred banks

Sample request

curl --location --request POST '' \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer dp_live_856879df3e6ecdb14a918e24bba6d480e0564a4eabfdba938fc23b820ac905e54bac25a71dbcdef66c97b8c72ca7e16576857261f2f16f5335ca5024620b14268823a7d78922cfdd97cefc61050139fd92a7a0c580552ccadbbec642d2ff8d35a09225c7ec4fd1e347b' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
    "business_id": "{YOUR VALUE}",
    "first_name": "Jammie",
    "last_name": "Fox",
    "email": "",
    "phone_number": "08151740868",
    "business_id": "7e728-74a7-41ce-8a05-310e3e2eba4c",
    "bvn": "22330672110",
    "preferred_banks": [
            "bank_code": "111", 
            "bank_name": "Wema Bank", 
            "id": "wema" 

Duplo Response

    "data": {
        "wallets": [
                "currency": "NGN",
                "ledger_balance": 0,
                "available_balance": 0,
                "opening_balance": 0,
                "closing_balance": 0,
                "is_master": false,
                "bank_accounts": [
                        "_id": "63d8b3084e6de5000dee6c3d",
                        "provider": {
                            "id": "wema",
                            "bank_code": "111",
                            "bank_name": "Wema Bank",
                            "is_prefix": true,
                            "requires_bvn": false,
                            "prefixes": [
                            "fixed_amount_prefixes": [
                            "default": true
                        "account_number": "8090025677",
                        "account_name": "Jammie Fox"
                "status": "Active",
                "notes": [],
                "business_id": "986acd67-b306-4642-87aa-99ba512b2601",
                "wallet_ref": "wal_vkIXjqrHwKgl",
                "created_at": "2023-01-31T06:19:52.000Z",
                "email": "",
                "metadata": "{}",
                "updated_at": "2023-01-31T06:19:52.329Z",
                "customer": "63d8b307dfbff6000d03d817"
        "first_name": "Jammie",
        "last_name": "Fox",
        "email": "",
        "phone_number": "08051740860",
        "business_id": "986acd67-b306-4642-87aa-99ba512b2601",
        "customer_ref": "cus_4GR7iiAfUaRU",
        "created_at": "2023-01-31T06:19:51.555Z",
        "updated_at": "2023-01-31T06:19:52.316Z"
    "errors": {},
    "message": "Request successful"

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