Connection

A Connection is a Rutter term for a merchant credential for a specific Ecommerce platform. A single end-user of your application usually only uses one Ecommerce platform, so they will have one Connection.

Connections are generated when a merchant goes through the Rutter Link flow. Each Connection has a unique access_token, which is used to identify calls to our API.

Platform

A Platform is a specific Ecommerce platform (Shopify, WooCommerce, etc.).

Product

Products are the goods that merchants sell. A product has one or more variants, which represent a specific option of the product. E.g. A product, "Tank Top" may have variants "Blue Tank Top" and "Red Tank Top".

Variant

A specific option of a product, and is tied to a SKU number and inventory levels.