Electronic Data Interchange is an aging protocol for computer systems to communicate. In many ways it can be completely replaced by XML (Shipwire XML API). However, in many B2B and “Big Box Retailer” models EDI factors heavily. EDI can be very “heavy” – lots of processional services and private networks that add expense.
There are ways to “lighten” EDI.
- Ask your retailer for their list of compatible “Web EDI” providers. This provides a more cost effective online (browser-based) interface to convert an EDI communication to something lighter weight.
- Ask your retailer or EDI provider if they provide an EDI to XML translator. Then it can plug into our API directly.
Shipwire wants to help you with your B2B needs. Today, Shipwire provides a lot of B2B, wholesale and pallet shipping capabilities today and most shopping carts can now be instantly plugged into Shipwire on pre-established connections. We want to make EDI equally easy and cost effective. For that we ask for your help.
- Communicate your needs with our support team so that we can see if our existing solutions can help you.
- Contact Us to know your interest in EDI connections.
Together we’ll bring EDI into the Web era.