This Glossary presents a list of common acronyms and then a complete list of terminology with definitions.
See Stock Keeping Unit.
ZFS only. A declaration of all the items that you plan to ship to Zalando, specified as EANs and quantities. Part of the Shipping Notices API.
A grouping of endpoints for a specific purpose.
This is the primary media type used in calls to the Orders API. The syntax is somewhat unusual: the vnd indicates a vendor-specific MIME type and in this case it is the JSON API, which is denoted as api+json.
Is a synonym for Product
This API is used to request access tokens for zDirect API calls.
Another term for Merchant Identifier.
A packaging unit involved in a shipment. ZFS partners specify the
colli_count for each shipment using the Shipping Notices API.
See zDirect Portal.
Deprecated term for zDirect.
ZFS only. A dispatch confirmation tells ZFS Operations that you are satisfied with your item set and are ready to request an inbound tour. For use with the Shipping Notices API.
Programmatic entry point of an API. That is, the URL to which you direct your requests. Each API that makes up the zDirect Platform consists of various endpoints.
A widely-used taxonomy of unique identifiers for specific products for sale in Europe. Also referred to as the International Article Number.
Brands or businesses who sell products through Zalando Fashion Stores. Fashion partners invite Technical Partners to develop on their behalf. For more information, see Fashion Partners, Technical Partners, and Merchants in the Getting Started Guide.
The stage of partner integration at which you are fully onboarded and you are ready to begin fulfilling orders.
ZFS only. Shippable items that require hanging. ZFS partners specify the
hanging_goods_count for each shipment using the Shipping Notices API. Also referred to as "hanging garments".
Command-line tool used for executing HTTP calls. Many sample httpie calls are provided in this documentation. See Testing with httpie for more information.
Zalando personnel in the Merchant Operations division who are responsible for onboarding new merchants.
ZFS only. Partners use this API to track their inventory at Zalando Warehouses.
Zalando personnel in the Merchant Operations division who manage the relationship with merchants after the Integration Manager has completely onboarded the merchant and the merchant's products are live on the Sales Channels.
A unique identifier used in several zDirect API calls to specify a merchant. Also referred to as the "Business Partner Identifier". For more information, see Merchant Identifier in the Developer Guide.
Refers to the country where a product is sold and corresponds to the country-specific Zalando Fashion Stores, such as
zalando.uk (United Kingdom) and
zalando.fr (France). As part of the integration process, you decide which markets you want to have your products sold in.
Division within Zalando that is responsible for Merchants.
Zalando's online development infrastructure system for merchants that enables them to sell products directly via Zalando Sales Channels.
Detailed information related to an individual merchant. As part of the merchant onboarding process, a Merchant Profile is defined by the Integration Manager.
All zDirect REST APIs use the OpenAPI framework, which is an open-source framework for developing and documenting REST APIs. Now called OpenAPI. For more information, see the OpenAPI Specification Repository on GitHub.
This entity is the overall container for order-related data. Order data is organized into three tiers: the Order Tier, the Order Item Tier, and the Order Line Tier. For more information, see Orders in the Developer Guide.
This API enables you to process (Partner Fulfillment) and track (ZFS) customer orders.
In the zDirect Order model, this tier includes basic product information for an order, such as the Zalando SKU, quantity, and price. For more information, see Understanding Orders in the Developer Guide.
In the zDirect Order model, this tier includes information about each actual physical item that is shipped to a customer, such as the shipping status of each item. For more information, see Understanding Orders in the Developer Guide.
In the zDirect Order model, this tier includes information relevant to an entire order, such as customer billing and shipping address, order status, and shipment tracking info. For more information, see Understanding Orders in the Developer Guide.
Current state of an Order Line. The Order Line Status enables the tracking of the status of each individual Order Line throughout its lifecycle.
A product outline (also called a "product silhouette") is an enumeration of all mandatory and optional attributes that are used to define a product of a particular type, such as a scarf, watch, or jacket. Outlines are used when onboarding new products for sale.
A horizontal packaging platform used for shipment. ZFS partners specify the
pallets_count for each shipment using the Shipping Notices API.
Product Status Reports provide up-to-date information about your products, including validation status, current price, available stock, and more. Product Status Reports may be viewed in the zDirect UI, and PSR data is available via the Product Status Report API.
The Product Status Report API (or PSR API) is a GraphQL zDirect API that provides read access to Product Status Report data.
The Products API is used to check if a specified EAN already exists in the Zalando Catalog during product onboarding. If it does, the Products API is used to map your product identifiers to an EAN.
The test environment, as opposed to the production environment. All zDirect APIs support sandbox calls, which can be made without any risk of affecting production data. The way each API responds to calls in the sandbox environment is described for each API in its "Overview" page in our API Reference. For more information, see Sandbox Testing in our Getting Started Guide.
Sales Channels are regions where Zalando products are offered for sale through Zalando Fashion Stores, such as zalando.de, zalando.co.uk. Several zDirect API calls require that you specify the Sales Channel. For example, if you wish to update a Product price with the Prices API, you must set it for a specific Sales Channel.
Many zDirect APIs require clients to have specific permissions or scopes for read or write access. Required client scopes are stated for each API in its "Overview" page in our API Reference. For more information, see Scopes in our Developer Guide.
ZFS only. ZFS partners use this API to communicate with ZFS operations about planned shipments of stock to Zalando Warehouses. For more information, see Shipping Stock to Zalando in our Developer Guide.
A Zalando-owned location where product stocks are sold; usually a Zalando Warehouse.
Internal or external developers who integrate on behalf of Fashion Partners. For more information, see Fashion Partners, Technical Partners, and Merchants in the Getting Started Guide.
Master repository of products sold by Zalando.
Zalando's primary websites for selling products to customers. Each European market in which Zalando offers product for sale has a corresponding Fashion Store. They usually correspond to a country, such as
zalando.de in Germany,
zalando.uk in the UK and
zalando.fr in France. The Fashion Store offers products from Zalando and from other merchants.
Comprehensive set of solutions for merchants who choose to use our shipping, logistics and warehousing APIs. The zDirect Platform also supports this solution with APIs for tracking of shipping notices and viewing inventory levels.
A knowledge base for partners that includes comprehensive information about zDirect Platform integration on the business or product level. Available here.
Solution for allowing partners to use Zalando's shipping and transport infrastructure for orders that fulfilled by partners, i.e. are shipped from their warehouses and not from Zalando warehouses. Further documentation available here.
Warehouses that hold partner-supplied inventory for ZFS fulfillment.
The integration platform and API that allows Fashion Partners to sell their products through Zalando Fashion Stores.
A portal used by developers to create and manage apps, configure access permissions, and more. For more information, see the zDirect Portal documentation in our Developer Guide.
The zDirect portal for non-programmers. It includes important tools such as the Product Status Report, or PSR, which provides a snapshot of the status of all the products you have submitted to the Zalando system. Sometimes called zDirect.
Zalando personnel working at Zalando Warehouses who assist ZFS customers with the processing of shipping orders.Contact Support