Introducing the plentymarkets REST API

The plentymarkets REST API expands the functionality of the plentymarkets CMS and allows access to resources, i.e. data records, via unique URI paths. To use the REST API, you need to run an HTTP request and analyse the result. The REST API uses JSON as the communication format combined with the default HTTP methods GET, PUT, POST and DELETE:

  • GET returns data. This method does not modify data saved on the server.
  • PUT modifies an existing data record.
  • POST creates a new data record.
  • DELETE deletes an existing data record.

OpenAPI format

We want to enhance your workflow with our API. For that reason, we built a whole new internal annotation progress. At the moment, we deliver a file you can use with your preferred API software. You can checkout our REST-Documentation, based upon the Swagger-UI, here.

You either can download it or check out our GitHub repository.

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plentymarkets REST API uses OAuth 2.0. Most REST API calls do not require any specific authentication. There are a few exceptions, as some calls are only permitted for logged in front end or in some cases back end users. Calls that require authentication are flagged in the documentation.


The API uses the "Bearer" authentication scheme to transmit the access token. To get the token for authentication, use the Login call. By executing this POST method with a valid body, it will return a JSON object with the necessary data.

    POST /rest/login HTTP/1.1
    Content-Type: application/json
    Accept: application/json

        "username": "myUsername",
        "password": "myPassword",

Enter the Authorization key together with the token as the value in the HTTP header:

  • Authorization: Bearer TOKEN

Simultaneously active users

The plentymarkets REST API supports a maximum amount of simultaneously active users (the default number is 3, but it is dependent on your contract). If you try to access the API with more than the maximum number of users, you will receive the following a response with a 429 status code and the following content:

{"error":"too_many_concurrent_sessions","max_current_sessions":3,"message":"Too many users. Only 3 users can be logged in simultaneously in the back end. Try again soon or upgrade your contract ("}



To prevent misuse of the REST API and ensure a system's performance and stability, access to the REST API of any given plentymarkets system is throttled. The following limits apply:

Function Rate: Basic Rate: Classic Rate: Flex Rate: Plus
Reading calls per user and minute 80 200 240 280
Reading calls per system and day 59,760 166,000 282,000 282,000
Writing calls per user and minute 40 80 100 120
Writing calls per system and day 17,280 48,000 72,000 72,000

In addition to these limits, specific routes may be fitted with an individual limit, only applying to this route. For these routes, the limit will be visible in the REST documentation here on the plentymarkets developers website. The route will be labeled with a "THROTTLING" badge, the exact limit can be seen in the "Errors" section of that call.

Bulk REST routes help you to work efficiently within the throttling limits when handling large amounts of data. Check out the tutorial on bulk routes to find out which bulk routes are currently available.


To give external clients the ability to adjust to these limits and react accordingly, we will send additional headers with each response to a REST call. These headers are prefixed with one of these three prefixes, telling you what specific limitation they are informing about:

Header-Prefix Meaning
X-Plenty-Global-Long-Period The information in this header field refers to the Long period limit
X-Plenty-Global-Short-Period The information in this header field refers to the Short period limit
X-Plenty-Route The information in this header field refers to the individual route limit

Depending on what follows the prefix, the headers have the following meanings:

Header Meaning
$PREFIX$-Limit The maximum number of calls for this limit
$PREFIX$-Decay Seconds until the current period ends and number of calls gets reset
$PREFIX$-Calls-Left Number of calls left for this period

In addition, the following headers will be sent to the client if one or more of these limits are exceeded:

Header Meaning
Retry-After Seconds until the current period is over and the call count is reset. Hence, the number of seconds the client must wait until making the next call.
$PREFIX$-Calls-Reset Timestamp denoting the point in time when the call count for the specific limit (specified by the prefix) is reset


When using the plentymarkets REST API, versioning is optional. If no version is specified in the HTTP header, then the newest version of the API is used. Alternatively, you can enter the following line in the HTTP header and swap out the version:

  • Accept: application/x.plentymarkets. v1+json

Handling of JSON

As a rule, a JSON document is returned when a REST resource of the HTTP method GET is called. This JSON document can be parsed to a JSON object.

If PUT, POST or DELETE methods are also available for the resource, it accepts the JSON document received via GET. In many cases, this allows for a very efficient work flow based on the following principle:

  1. JSON document is retrieved via GET
  2. JSON object is manipulated
  3. Manipulated JSON object is transferred via PUT, POST or DELETE


For designated GET requests, you can use the request parameters page and itemsPerPage to limit your request to the specified values. Both parameters are optional. With itemsPerPage, the call returns the numbers of entries specified with this parameter. In case of a maximum limit for itemsPerPage, the limit is defined in the parameter definition. The page parameter returns the specified page. In the example below, the plugins 1 to 10 (if there are 10+ plugins) from the first page of the plugin inbox will be returned in the response JSON:

{"page":"1","totalsCount":1,"isLastPage":true,"entries":[{"name":"PlentyPluginShowcase","type":"template","activeStage":false,"activeProductive":false,"id":1,"position":"0", "created_at":"2016-06-21 09:16:10", "updated_at":"2016-06-21 09:16:10","inProductive":false,"inStage":false,"version":0.1,"description":"showcase of plentymarkets plugins","namespace":"Showcase", "author":"plentymarkets GmbH","keywords":["plentymarkets","showcase","plugins"],"require":[],"authorIcon":null,"pluginIcon":null,"webstores":[],"permissions":[]}]}


Click on the REST dropdown list, to access the pages that provide information on all resources currently available. Listed are the possible HTTP methods, the required parameters and the server response for each resource.

Language codes

The following language codes are used in the plentymarkets REST API.

Code Description
bg Bulgarian
cn Chinese
cz Czech
da Danish
de German
en English
es Spanish
fr French
it Italian
nl Dutch
nn Norwegian
pl Polish
pt Portuguese
ro Romanian
ru Russian
se Swedish
sk Slovak
tr Turkish
vn Vietnamese

Country IDs

The following country IDs are used in the plentymarkets REST API.

Country ISO 3166-1 plentymarkets ID
Germany DE 1
Austria AT 2
Belgium BE 3
Switzerland CH 4
Cyprus CY 5
Czech Republic CZ 6
Denmark DK 7
Spain ES 8
Estonia EE 9
France FR 10
Finland FI 11
United Kingdom GB 12
Greece GR 13
Hungary HU 14
Italy IT 15
Ireland IE 16
Luxembourg LU 17
Latvia LV 18
Malta MT 19
Norway NO 20
Netherlands NL 21
Portugal PT 22
Poland PL 23
Sweden SE 24
Singapore SG 25
Slovakia SK 26
Slovenia SI 27
Australia AU 29
Canada CA 30
China CN 31
Japan JP 32
Lithuania LT 33
Liechtenstein LI 34
Monaco MC 35
Mexico MX 36
Canary Islands IC 37
India IN 38
Brazil BR 39
Russia RU 40
Romania RO 41
Ceuta EA 42
Melilla EA 43
Bulgaria BG 44
Kosovo XZ 45
Kyrgyzstan KG 46
Kazakhstan KZ 47
Belarus BY 48
Uzbekistan UZ 49
Morocco MA 50
Armenia AM 51
Albania AL 52
Egypt EG 53
Croatia HR 54
Maldives MV 55
Malaysia MY 56
Hong Kong HK 57
Yemen YE 58
Israel IL 59
Taiwan TW 60
Guadeloupe GP 61
Thailand TH 62
Turkey TR 63
Greek Islands GR 64
Balearic Islands ES 65
New Zealand NZ 66
Afghanistan AF 67
Aland Islands AX 68
Algeria DZ 69
American Samoa AS 70
Andorra AD 71
Angola AO 72
Anguilla AI 73
Antarctica AQ 74
Antigua and Barbuda AG 75
Argentina AR 76
Aruba AW 77
Azerbaijan AZ 78
The Bahamas BS 79
Bahrain BH 80
Bangladesh BD 81
Barbados BB 82
Belize BZ 83
Benin BJ 84
Bermuda BM 85
Bhutan BT 86
Bolivia BO 87
Bosnia and Herzegovina BA 88
Botswana BW 89
Bouvet Island BV 90
British Indian Ocean Territory IO 91
Brunei Darussalam BN 92
Burkina Faso BF 93
Burundi BI 94
Cambodia KH 95
Cameroon CM 96
Cape Verde CV 97
Cayman Islands KY 98
Central African Republic CF 99
Chad TD 100
Chile CL 101
Christmas Island CX 102
Cocos Islands/Keeling Islands CC 103
Columbia CO 104
Comoros KM 105
Congo CG 106
Democratic Republic of the Congo CD 107
Cook Islands CK 108
Costa Rica CR 109
Ivory coast CI 110
Cuba CU 112
Djibouti DJ 113
Dominica DM 114
Dominican Republic DO 115
Ecuador EC 116
El Salvador SV 117
Equatorial Guinea GQ 118
Eritrea ER 119
Ethiopia ET 120
Falkland Islands FK 121
Faroe Islands FO 122
Fiji FJ 123
French Guiana GF 124
French Polynesia PF 125
French Southern and Antarctic Lands TF 126
Gabon GA 127
Gambia GM 128
Georgia GE 129
Ghana GH 130
Gibraltar GI 131
Greenland GL 132
Grenada GD 133
Guam GU 134
Guatemala GT 135
Guernsey GG 136
Guinea GN 137
Guinea-Bissau GW 138
Guyana GY 139
Haiti HT 140
Heard Island and McDonald Islands HM 141
Vatican City VA 142
Honduras HN 143
Iceland IS 144
Indonesia ID 145
Iran IR 146
Iraq IQ 147
Isle of Man IM 148
Jamaica JM 149
Jersey JE 150
Jordan JO 151
Kenya KE 152
Kiribati KI 153
Democratic People's Republic of Korea KP 154
Republic of Korea KR 155
Kuwait KW 156
Laos LA 158
Lebanon LB 159
Lesotho LS 160
Liberia LR 161
Libya LY 162
Macao MO 163
Macedonia MK 164
Madagascar MG 165
Malawi MW 166
Mali ML 168
Marshall Islands MH 169
Martinique MQ 170
Mauritania MR 171
Mauritius MU 172
Mayotte YT 173
Micronesia FM 174
Moldova MD 175
Mongolia MN 176
Montenegro ME 177
Montserrat MS 178
Mozambique MZ 179
Myanmar MM 180
Namibia NA 181
Nauru NR 182
Nepal NP 183
Netherlands Antilles AN 184
New Caledonia NC 185
Nicaragua NI 186
Niger NE 187
Nigeria NG 188
Niue NU 189
Norfolk Island NF 190
Northern Mariana Islands MP 191
Oman OM 192
Pakistan PK 193
Palau PW 194
Palestinian territories PS 195
Panama PA 196
Papua New Guinea PG 197
Paraguay PY 198
Peru PE 199
Philippines PH 200
Pitcairn Islands PN 201
Puerto Rico PR 202
Qatar QA 203
Reunion RE 204
Rwanda RW 205
Saint Helena SH 206
Saint Kitts and Nevis KN 207
Saint Lucia LC 208
Saint Pierre and Miquelon PM 209
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC 210
Samoa WS 211
San Marino SM 212
Sao Tome and Principe ST 213
Saudi Arabia SA 214
Senegal SN 215
Serbia RS 216
Seychelles SC 217
Sierra Leone SL 218
Solomon Islands SB 219
Somalia SO 220
South Africa ZA 221
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands GS 222
Sri Lanka LK 223
Sudan SD 224
Suriname SR 225
Spitsbergen and Jan Mayen SJ 226
Swaziland SZ 227
Syria SY 228
Tajikistan TJ 229
Tanzania TZ 230
Timor-Leste TL 231
Togo TG 232
Tokelau TK 233
Tonga TO 234
Trinidad and Tobago TT 235
Tunisia TN 236
Turkmenistan TM 237
Turks and Caicos Islands TC 238
Tuvalu TV 239
Uganda UG 240
Ukraine UA 241
United States Minor Outlying Islands UM 242
Uruguay UY 243
Vanuatu VU 244
Venezuela VE 245
Vietnam VN 246
British Virgin Islands VG 247
United States Virgin Islands VI 248
Wallis and Futuna WF 249
Western Sahara EH 250
Zambia ZM 252
Zimbabwe ZW 253
United Arab Emirates AE 254
Helgoland DE 255
Buesingen DE 256
Curaçao CUW 258
Sint Maarten SXM 259
BES Islands BES 260
Saint Barthélemy BL 261
Livigno IT 262
Campione d'Italia IT 263
Lake Lugano from Ponte Tresa to Porto Ceresio IT 264
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Default unit IDs

The following IDs are used for default units in the plentymarkets REST API.

Unit ISO code plentymarkets ID
Piece C62 1
Kilogram KGM 2
Gram GRM 3
Milligram MGM 4
Litre LTR 5
12 pieces/dozen DPC 6
Two pack OP 7
Bale BL 8
Dispenser DI 9
Bag BG 10
Sheet ST 11
Block D64 12
Block PD 13
Quire QR 14
Box BX 15
Coil CL 16
Container CH 17
Tin TN 18
Can CA 19
Dozen DZN 20
Bucket BJ 21
Case CS 22
Cask Z3 23
Bottle BO 24
Fluid ounce OZA 25
Jar JR 26
Cardboard box CG 27
Carton CT 28
Kit KT 29
Ball AA 30
Metre MTR 31
Millilitre MLT 32
Millimetre MMT 33
Pair PR 34
Packet PA 35
Bundle PK 36
Pallet/unit load D97 37
Square metre MTK 38
Square centimetre CMK 39
Square millimetre MMK 40
Square centimetre (non-standard) SCM 41
Square millimetre (non-standard) SMM 42
Role RO 43
Sack SA 44
Set SET 45
Reel RL 46
Each EA 47
Tube TU 48
Ounce OZ 49
Wet ton WE 50
Centimetre CMT 51
Inch INH 52

Supported currencies

The plentymarkets REST API supports the following currencies. The currency ID is equivalent to the currency's ISO code.

ISO code Currency
AED United Arab Emirates dirham
ARS Argentine peso
AUD Australian dollar
BGN Bulgarian lev
BHD Bahraini dinar
BRL Brazilian real
CAD Canadian dollar
CHF Swiss franc
CNY Chinese Renminbi
CZK Czech koruna
DKK Danish krone
EUR Euro
GBP Pound sterling
HKD Hong Kong dollar
HRK Croatian kuna
HUF Hungarian forint
IDR Indonesian rupiah
INR Indian rupee
JPY Japanese yen
MXN Mexican peso
MYR Malaysian ringgit
NOK Norwegian krone
NZD New Zealand dollar
PHP Philippine peso
PLN Polish zloty
QAR Qatari riyal
RON Romanian leu
RUB Russian ruble
SEK Swedish krona
SGD Singapore dollar
THB Thai baht
TRY Turkish lira
TWD New Taiwan dollar
UAH Ukrainian hryvnia
USD United States dollar
VND Vietnamese dong
XCD Eastern Caribbean dollar
ZAR South African rand

Payment status IDs

The following IDs are used for payment statuses in the plentymarkets REST API.

ID Payment status
1 Awaiting approval
2 Approved
3 Captured
4 Partially captured
5 Cancelled
6 Refused
7 Awaiting renewal
8 Expired
9 Refunded
10 Partially refunded

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