There are two ways to offer your products on Amazon.com:
Amazon Seller Central - a portal that sellers can use to market, sell, and ship products directly to customers on Amazon.com
Amazon Vendor Central - a portal that enables suppliers to sell in bulk and ship direct to Amazon, which in turn sells the products to consumers and ships them from its distribution centers.
If you are a "first-party seller" that is invited to sell products directly to Amazon through the Vendor Central program, you need to streamline and automate your communications so that you can ship to Amazon distribution centers quickly and accurately. You also need to meet Amazon's strict EDI requirements. This includes the ability to transmit or receive invoices, purchase orders, advance ship notices (ASNs), and other documents using EDI.
ED Connect assists you in becoming EDI capable quickly with Amazon.com. ED Connect equips users with a simple, secure, and affordable solution for becoming EDI compliant and capable quickly with Amazon. Whether you are new to EDI or have years of experience, ED Connect provides an intuitive and powerful solution for addressing all of your EDI requirements and questions related to Amazon EDI.
Effective Data ensures that you are always in compliance not only with Amazon but all of your trading partners.
Amazon EDI Compliance
Required EDI transactions for Amazon.com include:
846: Inventory / Inquiry Advice
850: Purchase Order
852: Product Activity Data
855: Purchase Order Acknowledgement
856: Advance Shipment Notice
865: Purchase Order Change Acknowledgement
Amazon uses AS2 to trade data electronically with its partners. AS2 is a secure method of transmitting data over the Internet using HTTP(s). If you are currently trading EDI over AS2, you should do so with Amazon. If your system does not support AS2, FTP and VAN can be used in very exceptional cases.
Amazon EDI Made Simple
- Simple, affordable, reliable, cloud-based, or on-premise
- Complete all-in-one solution
- Automate and easily fulfill Amazon EDI
- Special drop ship rates
- Responsive, knowledgeable live support team
- Easily integrates with internal business processes
- 24x7/365 Monitoring & Reliability
- Join our network with Amazon and easily add connections with any trading partner
Contact us for a free consultation with one of our EDI experts to learn more about our affordable EDI solutions. Whether you are a small company looking for a simple cloud-based solution or a larger organization searching for a new reliable EDI system, Effective Data has the right solution.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Effective Data. They took a last-minute call before the weekend and a few days later, our EDI software was upgraded and ready for our go-live date. They were knowledgeable, thorough and timely. Effective Data will get our business from now on. T.D., EDI Coordinator, Leading National Pharmaceutical Supplier