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Retail EDI Solutions

One of the most time-consuming but essential aspects of any retail business is creating and fulfilling orders. Vendors must move products to multiple locations using different delivery methods, and products must arrive accurately and on time.

Whether you’re in the retail supply chain, a service provider or customer, the ability to collaborate seamlessly and securely with business partners is critical. Exchanging project information, purchase orders, invoices, and shipping documents by paper is prone to error, inefficient, and costly.

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The retail industry has embraced the vendor-managed inventory model to meet customer demand while curbing costs. In VMI, the supplier makes the main inventory replenishment decisions for the consuming organization. This means suppliers have greater control of inventory, leading to less waste or over-supply. The replenishment cycle often moves from monthly to weekly or daily, increasing customer service.

Effective Data has EDI solutions explicitly tailored for retailers and their suppliers. Our products and services make it easy and affordable to collaborate with business partners, transfer data, and integrate internal business processes.

In the retail industry, response time is critical. To collaborate effectively with your global suppliers and meet delivery expectations, businesses have to have complete, accurate real-time supply chain visibility, optimized order management, and real-time inventory information. Benefits of our EDI solutions include:

  • Automated order processing and inventory management
  • Improved efficiency
  • Enhanced accuracy of exchanged data
  • Complete activity management
  • Reduced manual data entry
  • Application Integration

With our EDI tools, suppliers and service providers can become retail industry EDI compliant in no time.

Effective Data works with an infinite number of retailers and partners. Popular vendors in the EDI space include but are not limited to:

  • Amazon
  • Nordstrom
  • Petco
  • Whole Foods
  • JC Penny
  • Walmart
  • Meijer
  • PetSmart
  • Kroger
  • ULTA
  • Target
  • Macy’s
  • Home Depot
  • Nike
  • Dollar Tree
  • Blain’s
  • Cabela’s
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Addios

Retail EDI Documents & Transactions

Effective Data supports all major EDI communications methods and has extensive knowledge of industry trends and requirements. When partnering with us, EDI documents are readily available, easy to process, and hassle-free to manage. Here are a few examples of everyday retail EDI transactions:

810: Invoice

850: Purchase order

855: Purchase order acknowledgment

832: Product catalog

846: Inventory status transportation

210: Freight invoice

214: Freight shipping status

816: Organizational Relationships

860: PO Change Request

864: Text Message

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Consumers want a retail experience that’s simple and functional. In a matter of 2-4 weeks, we take the entire vendor onboarding process out of your hands, which allows you to focus on your core business operations. Strengthen your position in the retail industry with EDI services from Effective Data. Contact us for additional information.

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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

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