Basic Concepts


A Connection is a Rutter term for a merchant credential for a specific accounting or commerce platform. A single end-user of your application may use Quickbooks & Shopify, and each one of these is a separate 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.


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


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".


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