Shipwire supports common standards of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) including ASCI X12 and EDIFACT for order submissions, advanced shipping notices, and other fulfillment related documents.
What is EDI?
EDI is an electronic means of transmitting data between organizations and is used to transfer electronic documents or business data from one computer system to another computer system (ex. from one trading partner to another trading partner without human intervention to replace bills of lading, checks, etc.).
Who uses EDI?
Certain industries rely more heavily on EDI capabilities than others, as is the case with the logistics and e-commerce fulfillment industries. B2B suppliers and the large retailers they do business with commonly use EDI as a primary method of integration.
EDI costs are typically billed per purchase order (PO) or per document cost. Shipwire offers per purchase order pricing because a single purchase order has the potential to contain any number of documents (making the total cost of per document pricing hard to predict and possibly expensive).
EDI in general may be less favorable if an API-based solution is available, since there is no cost associated with data transfer communicated via API. We recommend using Shipwire’s RESTful API for your integration with partners, if possible.
Commerce EDI, powered by the Shipwire Platform, simplifies the complex world of EDI by managing and maintaining 100% of the integration to retailers on behalf of our Sell Thru Retail customers, and standardizing the key components required for retail compliance which enables new sales channels to be launched in as little as 5 weeks.
For more information about Commerce EDI, please contact us.
Many retailers require EDI connectivity before partnering with suppliers. We can connect to almost any retail.com channel that requires EDI connectivity. This is a list of online retailers that we currently connect to:
|AAFES||Marine Corps Exchange|
|AC Moore||Micro Center|
|Ace Hardware Corporation||Mission Linen|
|ATG Stores||Ocean State Job Lot|
|Barnes & Noble||Office Max|
|Bed, Bath, and Beyond||Petco|
|Blue Stem||Rite Aid|
|Burlington Coat Factory||Schurman|
|Direct Buy||Staples Advantage|
|Fred Meyer Jewelers||Staples Supplier|
|HiTouch Retailer||Toys R Us / Babies R Us|
|Home Depot||Tractor Supply|
|J. Phillips Group||UCLA Health|