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Retailers are the driving force behind EDI and they use supply chain technology to manage the flow of goods to consumers. As a supplier or distributor, you need EDI to sell to any major retailer in North America. One retailer uses EDI one way, and another retailer uses EDI a different way. It can be intimidating, complex and frustrating.

That’s where Integral Group can help. EDI is what we do and we serve small, medium and large suppliers and distributors. We understand the complexities of retail EDI and enable full EDI compliance with your trading partners.

We work with hundreds of companies like yours across North America. Our Order Management service manages the order life cycle and ensures you are meeting your customers’ stringent requirements.

See our list of of retailer and manufacturer connections.
Too many EDI providers? Consolidate and Save.
Are you using two or more EDI service providers? It costs you money and requires extra training, time and effort to keep up. You might think you have no choice – but you really do.

Even though some retailers may endorse a particular EDI service provider, Avalon connects to those very same retailers every day. See our list of retailer connections.

If you're using a retailer portal like WalMart Retail Link or Amazon Vendor Central, you may not know they give you the option to bypass their portal and use Avalon instead – all you have to do is ask.

By consolidating all your connections you only need one service – Avalon

Avalon is available for a flat monthly fee. See our flat rate service plans or get an instant quote to see how much you can save.
Paying too much for EDI? Switch and Save.
If you haven’t changed your EDI provider in the last three years or longer, now is the ideal time to take advantage of lower costs. At Integral Group we can deliver real savings through our EDI for a flat monthly fee plans. Even if you’re outsourcing EDI to another company, get an instant quote for Avalon and compare.

It costs you $0 to switch to Integral Group from an in-house EDI system or another EDI service provider.

There are no trading partner setup fees, no mapping fees, no transaction fees, no VAN fees and no long term contract. You pay a flat monthly fee for all your EDI activity and that’s it!

Once you make the switch you won’t have to worry about escalating EDI costs again.
Too many EDI providers? Consolidate and Save.
Are you using two or more EDI service providers? It costs you money and requires extra training, time and effort to keep up. You might think you have no choice – but you really do.

Even though some retailers may endorse a particular EDI service provider, Avalon connects to those very same retailers every day. See our list of retailer connections.

If you're using a retailer portal like WalMart Retail Link or Amazon Vendor Central, you may not know they give you the option to bypass their portal and use Avalon instead – all you have to do is ask.

By consolidating all your connections you only need one service – Avalon

Avalon is available for a flat monthly fee. See our flat rate service plans or get an instant quote to see how much you can save.
Paying too much for EDI? Switch and Save.
If you haven’t changed your EDI provider in the last three years or longer, now is the ideal time to take advantage of lower costs. At Integral Group we can deliver real savings through our EDI for a flat monthly fee plans. Even if you’re outsourcing EDI to another company, get an instant quote for Avalon and compare.

It costs you $0 to switch to Integral Group from an in-house EDI system or another EDI service provider.

There are no trading partner setup fees, no mapping fees, no transaction fees, no VAN fees and no long term contract. You pay a flat monthly fee for all your EDI activity and that’s it!

Once you make the switch you won’t have to worry about escalating EDI costs again.
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Typical EDI Documents for
Suppliers and Distributors

850 – Purchase Order
856 – Ship Notice/Manifest
810 – Invoice
820 – Remittance Advice

These documents are also common:
855 – Purchase Order Acknowledgement
860 – Purchase Order Change Request
865 – Purchase Order Change Acknowledgment
846 – Inventory Advice
Did you know…
  • There are many other EDI documents used depending on your trading partner
  • An 856 is also referred to as an Advance Ship Notice (ASN)
  • A single 850 can involve three or more other EDI documents before an order is completed
  • Some trading partners have eliminated the 810 entirely. They will remit payment based on the contents of the 856
  • Avalon can automatically create the 810 based on the 856 and send it to your trading partner
  • Avalon can automatically create the 855 based on the 850 and send it to your trading partner

Typical EDI Documents for
Logistics: 3PL Warehouses

940 – Warehouse Shipping Order
945 – Warehouse Shipping Advice
943 – Warehouse Stock Transfer Advice
944 – Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice
846 – Inventory Advice
Did you know…
  • An 850 often becomes a 940 before it reaches the warehouse
  • The 945 produced by the warehouse, often becomes an 856 before it's sent back to the trading partner
  • The 846 is more prevalent as a result of eCommerce. Customers want their shopping cart system to be as up to date as possible

Typical EDI Documents for
Logistics: Freight Forwarders

204 Motor Carrier Load Tender
210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message
Did you know…
  • There are dozens more EDI transactions that pertain to motor, air, rail and ocean modes of transportation

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