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All calls must be made over HTTPS via basic-authentication.
Below is a brief description of each of the steps required for integration of AristanderAI into your e-commerce shop.
Every user-related API call requires a parameter "session_id". This session ID must uniquely identity the session of the user. It can be any value as long as it's guaranteed to be unique to a user-session.
A session is typically defined by your web server - but should form a chain of events. For example, a session is usually from when a user opens your web site to when they close it. Each event requires a session ID so that events can be associated with the same session. If a user browses to a product, adds it to a cart, and orders it - all of these events require the same session ID. Our recommendation is to hash this session ID for obscurity.
md5(session_id + salt);
Event tracking tracks a user's behavior throughout the website. This include page visits, basket additions/deletions, and login events. Together, all of these events form a "chain" which are used to model user behavior.
There a few piece of information that Aristander requires about each product to make good pricing decisions:
- minimum price: the absolute minimum of a price
- maximum price: the absolute maximum of a price
- default price: the price that would normally be assigned to this product, i.e. before Aristander optimization
- net unit cost: this is the price it costs to manufacture a product
All of the above would be useless without validation. That's why AristanderAI provides automated A/B testing so that you can visualize and measure the difference before and after implementing Aristander.