How Shipt Built a Distributed Payments System from the Ground Up

Building a payment system is a challenging proposition. The potential pitfalls can be subtle, and the price for getting something wrong is high. Shipt is a company that has obviously gotten it right. You probably know Shipt as a grocery delivery service, but the ecommerce company has several other businesses and fulfills all of the […]

Building a payment system is a challenging proposition. The potential pitfalls can be subtle, and the price for getting something wrong is high.
Shipt is a company that has obviously gotten it right. You probably know Shipt as a grocery delivery service, but the ecommerce company has several other businesses and fulfills all of the orders placed on its parent company Target’s website.
Shipt’s payment service underpins almost all of the company’s business, so Cockroach Labs’s Jim Walker recently sat down with David Templin, a Senior Software Engineer on Shipt’s Member Payments Engineering team, to find out how they built it.
Source: CockroachDB