Cancels a previously confirmed order reference.


To cancel a previously confirmed order reference, call the CancelOrderReference operation. You can cancel an Order Reference object only if there are no Completed, Closed, or Pending captures against it. If you cancel an order reference, all authorizations associated with this order reference are also closed.

After you call this operation, the order reference is moved into the Canceled state.

This operation has a maximum request quota of 10 and a restore rate of one request every second in the production environment. It has a maximum request quota of two and a restore rate of one request every two seconds in the sandbox environment. For definitions of throttling terminology and for a complete explanation of throttling, see Throttling: Limits to how often you can submit requests in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.

Request parameters

For more information about the request parameters that are required for all Amazon MWS operations, see Required request parameters in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.

Parameter name Description

Required xs:string
The order reference identifier.

This value is retrieved from the Amazon Button widget after the buyer has successfully authenticated with Amazon.

Optional xs:string
Describes the reason for the cancellation. This is for informational purposes only and is never shown to the customer. The value can be retrieved in future GetOrderReferenceDetails calls.

Maximum: 1024 characters

Response elements

This operation returns only the standard response elements.


Sample query request

POST /OffAmazonPayments/2013-01-01 HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: x-www-form-urlencoded
User-Agent: <Your User Agent Header>


Sample response


See also