Checkout revolves around the concept of carts. It involves creating, managing, and submitting carts, which ultimately result in an order. The goal of any checkout experience is to complete a cart and generate an order.
With Violet, you can offer a seamless end-to-end checkout experience to your shoppers without redirecting them to another platform. To understand how to integrate cross-platform checkout in Violet, it is important to grasp the key concepts of
Order ID = Cart ID
In Violet, a
Cart refers to an
Order that is still in progress. These terms can be used interchangeably, including their ids. An
Order will have the same id as the cart had before it was completed. The
Cart encapsulates all the data that the shopper gathers for checkout, such as items, addresses, and payment methods.
Cart can include items from multiple Merchants. Each Merchant has its own nested
Bag within the cart. In
Order objects, a
Bag is essentially the child of a
Cart or an
Order related to a single merchant.
Bag data contains the items, prices, and tax and shipping rates related to items for a single merchant. This
Bag is synchronized with the respective Merchant’s platform. Data from all nested
Bags within the order are consolidated into the
Cart contains at least one
Bag. A sample
Order that had successfully been placed through our Sandbox API can be seen below:
You can learn more about each of the states that exist for
Bags in the subsequent pages.