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Last update 05/12/2023

Lightning deal

From January 10, 2024 we will delete the previous version of the /seller-promotions resource.
To get the answer with the new version, send the query param app_version=v2. See the documentation for each campaign for the changes.

Sellers are regularly invited to participate in different website promotions. If you received an invitation to participate in a lightening deal and want to join, use the resources below.
Remember that this type of offers has a reserved stock and the promotion ends when the stock is used up.

Check items

Perform the query below to check the items included in a lightening deal:


curl -X GET -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN' '$PROMOTION_ID/items?app_version=v2&promotion_type=LIGHTNING'


curl -X GET -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN'


   "results": [
           "id": "MLB3293401743",
           "start_date": "2023-04-21T15:00:00",
           "finish_date": "2023-04-21T23:00:00",
           "status": "candidate",
           "price": 4000,
           "original_price": 5000,
           "max_discounted_price": 4950,
           "min_discounted_price": 1500,
           "stock": {
                 "min": 2,
                 "max": 5

   "paging": {
       "offset": 0,
       "limit": 50,
       "total": 1

Response fields

id: item identification.
start_date: campaign start date.
finish_date: campaign end date.
status: promotion item status. ( (See table) )
price: promotion item price. In case the status of the item is candidate, it refers to the suggested price.
original_price: preço atual do item.
min_discounted_price: is the highest price allowed for that promotion (i.e. the lowest discount allowed).
stock: information value about the minimum and maximum stock to assigned to a promotion.

Item status

The table below shows the possible item status in this type of promotion.

Status Description
candidate Candidate item to participate in the promotion.
pending Programmed promotion item.
started Item active for a deal.
finished Item deleted from campaign.

Specify items for a lightning deal.

Once you are invited to participate in a lightening deal, you can specify the candidates to be included. Remember that you need to report the stock to be available for this promotion. When the available stock is used up, the item promotion will be automatically ended.


curl -X POST -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN'
-d '{ 
    "stock": $STOCK,


curl -X POST -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN'
-d '{ 
   "stock": 4000,


  "price": 14999,
  "original_price": 17000


deal_price: promotion item price.
original_price: item price before inclusion in the promotion.
stock: stock of item to be reserved for this promotion.
promotion_type: type of promotion LIGHTNING.

Delete items

Use this resource to remove an item offer.


curl -X DELETE -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN'$ITEM_ID?app_version=v2&promotion_type=$PROMOTION_TYPE


curl -X DELETE -H 'Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN'

Response: Status 200 OK

Next: Seller campaigns.