Receipt OCR API
for Real-Time
Data Extraction





Veryfi OCR API extracts, categorizes and enriches all the detail from unstructured consumer purchase receipts, invoices and bills down to line-items (SKU-level purchase data) at scale; without the use of traditional limitations like templates or humans-in-the-loop.


How Receipt OCR Works

How Veryfi OCR API for Receipts Works

What is Receipt OCR?

Receipt OCR (optical character recognition or optical character reader) is the electronic or mechanical conversion of receipt images, receipt paper, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text using software. Typically a picture is taken using Veryfi’s Lens app (a scanned document), a photo of a receipt document, emailed receipt or a PDF of receipt or receipts and then having the OCR software pull out (transform) into text avoiding the labor work that’s often required to use such data for bookkeeping (in accounting) or business intelligence.

Receipt OCR is a part of successful machine based data extraction in data transformation automation to save costs, remove labor burdens and create new product offerings. Veryfi uses Receipt OCR with machine processes such as cognitive computing, machine translation, (extracted) text-to-speech, key data and text mining, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision to automate accounting in new transformative ways.

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Receipt OCR API for Real-Time Data Extraction

Use Cases

Finance & Expense Management

From accounts payable to expense management with rich vendor detail, line-item from receipts. Users will never have to do data entry again.

Construction Firms

Automate recording the costs of a manufacturing job for job costing and inventory tracking in a blink. Gain access to real-time data 247, not at the end of the month.

Loyalty & Rewards Programs

Build loyalty by verifying purchases and immediately reward users with our on-device purchase validation. More

Shopper Marketing & Cash Back

Drive shopper marketing programs with real-time receipt capture across any retailer and geography.


HIPAA compliant data capture & data extraction tools for your HSA and FSA customers to capture receipts for reimbursement of their out-of-pocket expenses


HIPAA compliant tools to keep track of all healthcare related investments, expenses and money spent on research inc. those related to COVID-19 grants.

“Implementing the API was straight-forward and based on the demo feature on your website I could tell that Veryfi’s results are much more complete and accurate than those of other providers I tried.”
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Business Owner

“Veryfi’s Intelligent OCR (Optical character recognition) made scanning over 2,000 handwritten/printed receipts simple, convenient, and accurate data extraction effortlessly.”
Jamie S., IT Consultant

“Veryfi was the complete package, providing API access, OCR and data extraction that’s fast, accurate and cost-effective.”
Amer Siddiq, Founder of Landlord Vision


Why Veryfi OCR API ~ The Expert in Real-Time Data Extraction

The Veryfi Receipts OCR API Advantage

Veryfi OCR API helps you leap over your competitors with the most advanced and intelligent OCR (optical character recognition) & ICR (intelligent character recognition) data extraction API Platform available on the worldwide market today.

Economical Pricing

Ideal for scaling businesses and those wanting to dramatically reduce cost through AI automation using a modern Restful JSON API.

Superior Accuracy

Leapfrogs humans-in-the-loop solutions 10x fold. 27% human error rate vs. 3% AI error rate.

Shield Secure

Protects your PII with Veryfi Shield and complies with Data Privacy bills in a changing world.


Real-time Receipt Scanning & Results

No waiting for processing. Done in 3 seconds. Instant results for modern businesses on the edge of innovation.

No Templates or Regex

Veryfi API is 100% AI using Machine Learning Models from 30m+ receipts. This means new receipts are instantly recognized.

No Humans-in-the-Loop

Veryfi API is 100% machines end-to-end. Unlike Cloudfactory which employs error prone offshore human labor for competitors, Veryfi is 100% machines in a secure VPC cloud.

Superpowers at your Fingertips

Line-Item SKU Extractions

SKU-level purchase data extracted at scale with ease from every receipt, bill or document.

Veryfi Lens for Mobile

Veryfi’s custom camera for iOS & Android abstracts the complexity of integration with a drop in framework for your mobile app. Be running in minutes! Learn more

Image & Processing Corrections

Automatically corrects image distortions like pin & barrel, detects blur & adjusts perspective issues, rotates images and even splits receipts from single page into multiple.


Veryfi Logo Data Extraction Intelligence

Veryfi AI is trained to extract out-of-the-box a wealth of fields from documents like invoices, bills and receipts.

  • Vendor
    • Name
    • Address
    • Logo
    • Phone
    • Fax
    • Email
    • Latitude
    • Longitude
    • Website Url
    • VAT Number (Value-Added Tax)
    • ABN Number (Australian Business Number)
    • Store Number
  • Values
    • Subtotal
    • Discount
    • Cashback
    • Shipping cost
    • Tax (VAT, GST)
    • Tip
    • Total
    • Rounding
    • Currency
    • Currency Exchange Rate
    • Insurance Amount
  • Meta
    • Document Type (receipt, bill, check & purchase order)
    • Document Title
    • Category
    • Package Weight (eg. kg/lb)
  • Date
    • Invoice Date
    • Due Date
    • Payment Terms
    • Order Date
    • Ship Date
    • Delivery Date
    • Start Date (or arrival in hotel folio)
    • End Date (or departure in hotel folio)
  • Identifiers
    • Account Number
    • Invoice Number
    • Purchase Order Number
    • Reference Number
  • Bill To
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • VAT Number
  • Ship To
    • Name
    • Address
    • Tracking Number
  • Line Items
    • Date
    • SKU (Stock keeping unit)
    • Section
    • Description
    • Quantity
    • Unit of Measure
    • Price
    • Tax
    • Tax Rate
    • Discount
    • Discount Rate
    • Total
    • Type (food, product, alcohol,..)
    • Weight (eg. kg/lb)
    • Start/End Date
    • HSN (Harmonized System Code/Number)
  • Tax Lines Breakdown
    • Tax name
    • Tax rate %
    • Tax amount
  • Bank Information
    • Bank name
    • Routing number
    • Account number
    • IBAN (International Bank Account Number)
    • SWIFT / BIC
  • Payment Method
    • Card Type
    • Card Number

Missing field? If you need a field which Veryfi doesn’t support yet, then let us know. Training for new fields is a free service.


We spent 18 months looking worldwide for a real-time data extraction solution which doesn’t use humans-in-the-loop. I’m glad we finally found Veryfi.

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