## How it works
This diagram shows how your client, your server, and Affirm interact:
This schema is relevant for any client-side integration via web or mobile.
## 1. Online checkout
The customer and merchant submit the order information
The client communicates that information to Affirm
Affirm renders the checkout experience and on loan confirmation by the customer and returns a `
## 2. Create an order
Your front-end sends the `
checkout_token` to your server (via POST, GET or a [Webhook](🔗)).
## 3. Manage order
Your server code receives the `
checkout_token` and then uses it to [initiate a charge](🔗).
Affirm will host the [full checkout experience](🔗) based on the request details. For web, use `
Affirm.js`. For mobile, use **iOS** and/or **Android** SDKs.
[Click here to view the full end-to-end Affirm transaction flow.](🔗)