EDI 843 - Response to Request for Quotation

EDI 843 is a response that a supplier or vendor sends regarding the buyer’s Request for Quotation (EDI 840). It includes the details needed for pricing and movement of goods to the retailers.

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Benefits of using an EDI 843 Response to Request for Quotation

The primary benefit gained by suppliers and vendors from using the EDI 843 Response to Request for Quotation relate to accuracy within the transaction within the material handling as it provides the necessary response details to the EDI 840 Request for Quotation needed for pricing and movement of materials to retailers.

Additional benefits of EDI 843 also include:


Increased efficiencies and productivity by automation of manual processes


Reduction in errors from manual data entry


Reduction in paper handling and mailing costs incurred from using paper responses


Seamless communication electronically between with all parties in the supply chain process

Common issues regarding EDI 843

Missing fields

Do you have incomplete data that prevents or delays the quotation process from moving forward? Is manual error detection proving too time-consuming?

Older format issues

Is catching errors too challenging? Older formats of EDI (EDIFACT or IMP) were not created for humans to read and understand them.

Delayed response time

Are you experiencing lags in response time to the retailer/buyer to the supplier, slowing the process?

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The SPS team actively manages 9,000 changes from retailers each year. Managing ongoing EDI tasks can be complex and time-consuming. SPS communicates directly with your trading partners to manage connectivity, setup, requirements, updates and support efforts. We also take ownership of understanding your trading partner requirements and making map changes.

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