EDI facilitates a continuous stream of data in a standard format that flows from supplier to customer. If your business intersects at any point in the chain, and you are not EDI capable, you become the broken link. Or, more likely, companies simply don’t use your services.
Some 3PLs are a good case in point. Because they are not a direct link to the manufacture/retailer relationship the directive to use EDI is not clear cut. But there are a number of 900 series documents that are part of being EDI capable.
As a supplier, who relies on warehousing and distribution, you need to choose a 3PL company that is EDI capable.
As a 3PL you expand your potential customer base if you have EDI connectivity.
EDI connectivity has enormous value to your 3PL business both for internal operations and the ability to service your current (and future) customers.
EDI can actually save you money and integrate with your existing systems.
With so much to gain, when 3PLs consider adding EDI connectivity, the question is more “why not?” than it is ‘why?’. Take the first step by giving our Director of Sales Lee Mrkonjic a call and he can walk you through all of the benefits and our EDI services.
If you are using Shopify (or another ecommerce platform) your business will benefit from integrating ecommerce with your existing EDI workflow. Ecommerce is great for business and the technology is just like any other source for orders. It doesn’t require you engage someone other than Integral Group to integrate Shopify.
These are the top reasons to integrate Shopify:
- Trackable order status.
- Drop shipping orders to your supplier or manufacturer.
- Real-time inventory updates.
Lee Mrkonjic, our Director of Sales, can tell you what you need to know about integrating Shopify with EDI. Give Lee a call.
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