When we talk about Bolt as a cohesive product experience, it’s important to understand all of the separate technical pieces that must be implemented to use Bolt with a custom cart platform. Those pieces are the following:
Now that we’ve covered the general components of Bolt in Part One of our Developer’s Guide, let’s dive into some specifics about how Bolt is communicating with your e-commerce platform. This article is a high-level framework tackling information found in our Bolt API Reference and Merchant API Reference.
Use the Merchant API to handle shipping and tax information for your orders. This is required for multi-step checkout.
Reach out to your CSM to have split shipping and tax enabled for your merchant account.
order.shippingPOST request from your Merchant API.
Merchants can use location-based shipping restrictions in their Bolt Checkout. These aid merchants who cannot ship their products to specific states or countries. Read how to enable Location-Based Shipping Restrictions.