Merchants are stores whos products you may want to sell in your experience. These can be hosted in a variety of e-commerce platforms, however, Violet makes these available to you for Checkout through unified models. Once a Merchant has onboarded and connected to your Violet Application through Violet Connect, you will be able to access their products and facilitate checkout on their behalf.
In test mode, including while working through our Guides, you will see test merchants you didn’t know or connect to yourself. That’s okay. These sandbox merchants are connected to test stores on real ecommerce platforms. Though the merchants won’t be familiar, the experience of viewing and getting merchant info will be the same as in production.
The Violet Merchant APIs allow you to view information about the various merchants that are integrated with Violet and that your application has access to. You can learn more about these APIs, here.