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    Hi All,

    I’m working with the API and connect it in my C# App.

    My question is !

    In the request, SKU code seems to be obligatory (request failed without one). But what is the utility of a SKU code for a downloable (and virtual) product.

    Maybe, there is something I do misunderstand.

    Thanks for your return.



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  • Plugin Author 10Quality


    Well this is a nice question to ask.

    Your question is totally valid, more acknowledging that SKU means Stock-Keeping-Unit, which in simple words means a custom code assigned to a product to manage its stock; but… a downloadable (virtual) product has not stock, so why is this required by the plugin?

    Well, the answer is that it serves as a product identifier. The SKU is commonly used by retail stores to identify their products (Walmart, Wayfair and other stores), they don’t use product IDs (not even on their databases). We decided to use an SKU instead of a product ID for the following reasons: 1) To maintain a standard aligned similar to other stores. 2) To facilitate selling physical copies. 3) To allow you to identify your products by a given custom code.

    Hope this answers your question.


    • This reply was modified 10 months ago by 10Quality.

    Thanks a lot.


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