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Retail Suppliers

Retail Suppliers

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.

Many retailers have also setup marketplaces and drop-ship programs for you to participate. Some send you orders through EDI, and others expect you to connect through an API. It’s another way you need to become compliant that adds another level of complexity.

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

Many retailers have also setup marketplaces and drop-ship programs for you to participate. Some send you orders through EDI, and others expect you to connect through an API. It’s another way you need to become compliant that adds another level of complexity.

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

We have connections to these order sources

    Typical EDI Documents

    For Suppliers and Distributors
    850 – Purchase Order
    856 – Ship Notice/Manifest
    810 – Invoice
    820 – Remittance Advice
    855 – Purchase Order Acknowledgement
    860 – Purchase Order Change Request
    865 – Purchase Order Change
    Acknowledgment
    846 – Inventory Advice
    *There are many other EDI documents used depending on your trading partner
    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
    For Logistics - Freight Forwarders
    204 – Motor Carrier Load Tender
    210 – Motor Carrier Freight Details
    and Invoice
    214 – Transportation Carrier Shipment
    Status Message
    *There are dozens more EDI transactions
    that pertain to motor, air, rail and ocean
    modes of transportation
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    An 856 is also referred to as an Advance Ship Notice (ASN)
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    A single 850 can involve three or more other EDI documents before an order is completed
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    We can automatically create the 810 based on the 856 and send it to your trading partner.
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    We can automatically create the 855 based on the 850 and send it to your trading partner
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    An 850 becomes a 940 before it reaches the warehouse
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    The 945 from the warehouse becomes an 856 before it reaches the trading partner
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    The 846 is more prevalent as a result of eCommerce. Customers want their shopping cart to be as up to date as possible
    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, request quote from us to 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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    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, Integral Group 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 have the option to bypass their portal with a direct connection from Integral Group instead.

    By consolidating all your connections you only need one service from Integral Group. Our order management service is available for a flat monthly fee. See our flat rate service plans or contact us and see how much you can save.
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