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Stores and POS

The Stores and POS (Point of Sale) are critical for receiving in-store payments with QR. They allow creating your store and assign its points of sale.

POS and Stores


Physical store* where your customers can acquire products and services. You can have multiple stores in the same account.


The benefits of creating stores are:

  • Ensure traceability. Each payment shall be associated with a specific store, and when obtaining your reconciliation reports, it will be valuable to identify transactions by store.
  • Map Visibility. The created stores appear on the Mercado Pago or Mercado Libre App's map as they receive payments. Thus, customers can easily find them.
  • Improve Stores and POS organization.

Create a store

It is relevant to declare the store name, working hours, location, and an identification reference to create a new store.

Go to Create store in our API Reference to create a new store. There you will find all the necessary information.

  • You should know the country_id of your current location at our countries API.
  • The state_name has to match the states of the specific country.
  • The city_name must match the cities of the states.
  • Point of Sale (POS)

    It is a point of sale that exists in a branch or physical store. Each POS will be linked to a unique QR code.

    Create POS

    Having your stores set, you can create your Point of Sale. Consider the following:

    EXTERNAL_STORE_IDLinks the POS to the store. It is a mandatory field and matches the external_id of the previously created store.
    EXTERNAL_IDIdentifies each Point of Sale (POS). It is required and can not be modified nor repeated on the same Mercado Pago account. You may also find it as EXTERNAL_POS_ID.

    Go to Create POS in our API Reference to create a POS. There you will find all the necessary information.

    After the Point of Sale creation, you will see the QR files in the Response section, with other relevant data.

    If you wish, you can check our tutorial videos on how to create a store and a POS.