Commerce Connect developer reference
Commerce Connect is an e-commerce framework that you can use to integrate Sitecore, including customer engagement functionality, with various external commerce systems. The Sitecore Commerce Connect framework does not provide integration to any external system by default. It does provide interfaces (empty pipelines) that you can use with Commerce Connect connectors (such as Sitecore Commerce Server connect and Sitecore Commerce Engine connect) to integrate Sitecore with an external commerce system.
Throughout the Commerce Connect developer reference, Connect is used as an abbreviation for Sitecore Commerce Connect and ECS is used as an abbreviation for external commerce system.
If you are a developer looking for information about how to integrate Connect with an external commerce system, see . For a general introduction and overview of the components in Connect, see Commerce Connect Components.