Checkout API rate limit

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Excursionist
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we, as developers, all know there is Server side API rate limit . Now I'm just wondering if Checkout API is treated as a special one and given a more gentle limit algorithm? Thanks!

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Hey!

The Checkout API is treated the same as the server side API rate limit. We've never experienced this with our app, but one of our high-volume merchants noted it happened recently with another app. 

I hope this helps!

-Sharon

 

 

Co-Founder / CEO @ Intuitive Shipping
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Excursionist
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Thank you Sharon! it makes sense! 

I thought the 'retry-after' in the http header would provide advice. But its okay, I think the cart permanent link can be an alternative if the service side reaches the limit!

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How is this solved?  Rate limits are definately going to mess up with a private app because there has to be one backend server and thus one IP adding products to carts, etc. I can't find good information on this, just a bunch of extra work recommendations to get back to the basics of being able to just use a  server without getting throttled.  I can make my own e-commerce solution if that's what Shopify wants to do here.  What are we even paying for?

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Excursionist
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server backend API and frontend API are different. they independently have their own rate limit. shopify encourage you to use more of the frontend UI.

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I'm sure they do encourage that but there are CORS errors and so it's impossible.  How are there not better docs on CORS.  There are soooo many questions in this forum that don't answer the questions that are asked.  They just say, sorry actually you are encouraged to do this other thing that you didn't ask about.

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