Cortex resources model the fundamental aspects of ecommerce with each resource encapsulating a single part of the ecommerce process. Cortex has resources for many things such as:
Resources are linked together with other related resources into workflows that can be used to perform an action.
For example, the workflow to create a new address for a shopper involves retrieving the default profile resource, following the addresses link, and then following the link to the addressform link which is used to create the new address. By following these workflows, you can perform actions such as add an item to a cart, purchase, register a shopper account, perform a search and so on.