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Purchasing: From Start to Finish

Purchasing: From Start to Finish

This section describes an overview of a basic Cortex API purchase process.

The purchase process has seven basic steps:

Step Process Stage Description
1 Authenticate POST the customer's user name and password to log in.
2 Search for Items POST the search form to create a search and then retrieve the search.
3 Add an Item to a cart GET an item and use its addtodefaultcartaction to add the item to a customer's cart.
4 Set Order Options Customer selects their: paymentmethod, billing address, shipping address, and shipping option to use for the purchase.
5 Review Order GET the order so the customer can review its details.
6 Place Order POST the order to a purchase to execute the purchase.
7 Review Purchase GET the purchase to review its details.

Purchase Process