The Violet API provides developers with access to two environments - sandbox and live. From the experience of the developer, these environments are nearly identical with only two primary differences.

  1. When an order is placed in the sandbox environment no dollars are transacted and no orders are fulfilled. When an order is placed in the live environment dollars are transacted and orders will be received and fulfilled by real merchants.
  2. The sandbox product catalog is mostly static and much smaller than the live product catalog. The live product catalog is constantly growing as more merchants join Violet.