Visa ReadyLink (VRL) allows a Visa reloadable prepaid cardholder to add funds to their account from a ReadyLink enabled merchant terminal. The VRL Merchant Locator API enables cardholders to search for ReadyLink enabled merchant locations. The Visa ReadyLink Merchant Locator API allows the location of participating ReadyLink merchants to be delivered in a user friendly way.
ReadyLink is only available for reloadable prepaid cards that are enabled to use ReadyLink. The ReadyLink symbol is located on the back of the card. ReadyLink is only available for “Card Present” domestic transactions. ReadyLink merchant locations are only available in the U.S.A. Merchants may set their own fees for cash reloads.
To use the Visa ReadyLink Merchant Locator API, follow these steps:
The Visa ReadyLink Locator returns a list of VRL locations within the specified radius of the request location. The default search radius is 60 miles (100 kilometers), and the default number of responses is one hundred (100). While a user may configure the radius and the number of responses, increasing the number responses will result in slower results and suboptimal performance.
Refer to API Reference for more details.
To use the VRL Merchant Locator, you need: