Glossary

This is a work-in-progress list of commonly used terms when discussing Oscar.

Partner
Fulfillment partner

An individual or company who can fulfil products. E.g. for physical goods, somebody with a warehouse and means of delivery.

Product Category
Categories and subcategories are used to organise your catalogue. They’re merely used for navigational purposes; no logic in Oscar cares about the category. For instance, if you’re a book shop, you could have categories such as fiction, romance, and children’s books. If you’d sell both books and e-books, they could be of a different Product Class, but in the same category.
Product Class
Used for defining options and attributes for a subset of products. For instance, product classes could be Books, DVDs, and Toys. A product can only belong to one product class.
Product Range

A range is a subset of the product catalogue. It’s another way of defining groups of products other than categories and product classes.

An example would be a book shop which might define a range of “Booker Prize winners”. Each product will belong to different categories within the site so ranges allow them to be grouped together.

Ranges can then be used in offers (eg 10% off all booker prize winners). At some point, ranges will be expanded to have their own detail pages within Oscar too.​

SKU
Stock-keeping unit.

A partner‘s way of tracking her products. Uniquely identifies a product in the partner’s warehouse. Can be identical to the products UPC. It’s stored as an attribute of StockRecord

UPC
Universal Product Code

A code uniquely identifying a product worldwide.