May 2019 Updates - Featuring Labels

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May 2019 Updates

As we progress towards our mission of building the ideal platform to move money, we continually introduce ways to showcase our customers’ businesses and brands.
By listening to the needs of our API clients, we are able to evolve our offerings to better support their needs.

Check out our updates from the Month of May:


Cut down development time with the ability to designate a subset of a Verified Customer Record’s (VCR) balance.

With every Verified Customer, a balance funding source is created. Previously with the Dwolla API, there was no way to divide the balance into a “sub-balance.” Therefore, our API clients looking for this functionality have needed to create their own “sub-balance”y, as well as their own ledgers to track funds assigned to each. Now, the ability to create a Label is built into the API.

To learn more about Labels and how to use them, take a look at our blog post or check out our developer docs.

Read all about it

Each month our engineering team produces technical content for the engineering community. These could be product updates, as well as some infrastructure improvements Dwolla has made for others to learn how to implement them within their own organizations.

  • Principal Software Engineer at Dwolla, Rocky Warren, developed a new infrastructure for how we send our Clients webhook notifications. Read his blog and watch him present on lessons learned using a serverless architecture.

  • A look at how Dwolla switched from Webpack to Parcel for bundling the dev portal’s assets. Read more here.

  • One of our newest features that developers can utilize is something called the TraceID.
    With every transfer utilizing the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network, there is a unique reference number called a trace number, which we at Dwolla call a Trace ID. Trace IDs are used to “trace” funds to see where they are at any given banking institution.
    Catch more on how to utilize the Trace ID in our blog post here.

Customer Feedback

At Dwolla, we have a constant stream of in-flight discovery work by our UX team. Here are a few things we are excited about launching in the near future, and sharing our ideas with our customers that are in our Customer Feedback Program.

During a few recent Customer Feedback sessions, a few clients asked for the ability to view various states of webhooks in their Dashboard—we’re actively working on it.


On May 21st and 22nd, Dwolla hosted Monetery, an event to grow an inclusive technology ecosystem in the Midwest. One of our favorite parts? We had Clients attend and had the opportunity for members of Dwolla’s Product, Customer Success and Engineering teams to get face-to-face time to collaborate on how we can best help grow their business.

Dwolla Platform Update

Dwolla systems continue to maintain excellent uptime in May, exceeding our uptime commitment of 99.9% uptime.