Term Definition
Attributes Properties that define a product and its stock keeping units (SKUs). For example, Name, Description, Material Type, Color, Size, etc.
Bundles Allows merchandisers to group related products so that they can be presented and sold together. Bundles require that the consumer/buyer purchase the entire bundle. See also collections.
Catalog A container for the set of information about individual products and stock keeping units (SKUs) for a store.
Catalog Editor Defines and manages products and stock keeping units (SKUs) throughout the Commerce site and submits them to the catalog manager for approval.
Catalog Manager Creates, manages, and approves changes to catalogs.
Collection A group of related products (similar to bundles). However, in a collection, an end-user can choose to purchase only a subset of products in the collection and is not required to purchase the entire set of products as is the case in bundles. See also bundles.
Group Products can be associated with one another as a Group. When products are part of a group, they are presented separately in the Product List Pages but when the customer visits the Product Detail Pages (PDP) for a product, the products in the group can also be easily purchased.
Master Catalog The product catalog for a store from which any Sales Catalogs would inherit products and stock keeping units (SKUs). Products and SKUs are entered in the Master Catalog first, but may subsequently have different/overriding values in a Sales Catalog, while inheriting the Master Catalog properties.
Omni-channel A multichannel approach to sales that seeks to provide consumers with a seamless shopping experience, whether shopping online (on a desktop or on a mobile or tablet device), by telephone, or in person at a physical store (https://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/omnichannel).
Product A good/service/idea that has a combination of tangible and intangible attributes and can have multiple variants which are referred to as stock keeping units (SKUs). In Infosys Equinox Commerce, the consumer/buyer evaluates a product (e.g. a men’s dress shoe available in black and brown and in sizes from 10 to 15), but actually purchases a SKU associated with the product (e.g. a black colored version of the dress shoe in size 12) rather than the product itself.
Product Data Enrichment The process of providing contextual and useful product data and imagery to help consumers make quick and informed decisions about purchasing products, to increase the likelihood of a sale.
Project A container/wrapper entity to hold changes made to a Catalog. New and updated catalog content must pass through the Project approval workflow process before it is reflected in the store’s catalogs.
Project Notes Comments entered by project editor or approver to add context to project actions.
Project Workflows Make business processes more efficient by managing and tracking the human tasks involved with a process and then providing a record of that process when it completes.
Sales Catalog A subset of the Master Catalog, meant to provide a flexible display structure that allows a Catalog Manager to create a catalog that suits a store’s particular requirements.
Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) A particular variant of a product which is available for purchase by a consumer/buyer.
Variant A version of a product that differs in some respect from other versions of the same product. For example, a shoe called “Oxford Classic” is a product available in different colors and sizes (variants).

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