Retail Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is a method that retailers use to send electronic communications from business to business. It replaces manual processes that originally took place via emails, postal mail, paper-based purchase orders, faxing, and other types of communication. Orders, invoices, shipping notices, and other business documents are transmitted automatically and securely to improve operational efficiency and reduce purchase order processing turnaround time.
All parties involved in the inventory management process have internal servers that communicate vital information electronically. For example, when a retailer has a purchase order, this information is sent to the vendor's EDI solution automatically and a shipping label is generated for each carton or pallet shipped. The EDI system sends the vendor's shipment details and invoices to the retailer. Minimal human interaction is required for these transactions, which speeds up the entire process. Other benefits of retail EDI include improving inventory management and increasing order accuracy.
SphereWMS provides EDI integration on behalf of vendors that supply retail customers. EDI should not be mistaken for a basic web portal that allows vendors to print orders and enter shipping information. SphereWMS is a retail compliant EDI integration that includes:
Included Retail EDI Integrations
SphereWMS provides pre-built integrations with over 1,600 trading partners and can also create custom EDI integrations. Your requirements will get the priority they deserve.
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