Implementing Kibo OMS allows retailers to take advantage of efficient order management and fulfillment strategies to bridge the gap between online and in-store shopping. To begin working with the toolset, a developer should be familiar with APIs and the process of authentication. Getting Started explains these topics as well as provides an introductory tutorial to the Postman environment that a developer may be using.
A High-Level Explanation of APIs
An API, or Application Program Interface, is a set of routines and tools for building software applications. An API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks, which a programmer can then put together. Kibo OMS is built with REST API architecture.
REST APIs have specific protocols, or rules, that users must follow to successfully utilize them. They work via HTTP requests – the client side sends the server a request to do something and the server responds by stating whether or not it was able to accomplish the task. To make a valid request, the client must provide a URL, method, headers, and body. The protocols for Kibo OMS are outlined in these guides and schemas with examples of how to structure requests.