Become EDI capable quickly & painlessly with retail supply chain management solutions from SPS Commerce.

Has one of your brands asked you to do EDI? Rely on our full-service team to get you up-and-running fast with any trading partner using a fully automated EDI retail flow.

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Implement electronic orders in 1 week or less

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Reduce errors & labor costs

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No EDI expertise required. We manage it all for you!

So you need to do EDI with one of your suppliers… but what’s in it for you?

Connecting with your trading partners sounds complicated, especially if you’re new to EDI. There’s EDI 850, 855, 856, 810 and 846 — just to name a few of the most common retailer EDI documents. But with the SPS full-service EDI team on your side, you don’t have to worry about the details. We’ll help you get EDI capable fast to meet any retail supply chain management requirement.

Plus, retail supply chain management solutions can help you reap the benefits of purchasing automation. Here are a few of the many benefits of an EDI retail flow:

1. Automate purchasing.

Say goodbye to clunky portals, FTP uploads, emails, phone calls and other manual ways of ordering product. With EDI, your orders flow automatically between you and your suppliers.

3. Reduce data entry staff.

Automating your retail supply chain means your staff can spend less time typing in orders and more time growing your business.

5. Connect with any trading partner.

Our community of over 80,000 trading partners makes it easy to connect to new suppliers. Once connected, you can exchange electronic orders, inventory information, ship notices, invoices and other retail supply chain documents.

2. Expand your business with drop shipping.

Add new products to your assortment and reduce inventory carrying costs with drop shipping. We take the work out of connecting with your drop-ship suppliers and 3PLs.

4. Automate EDI with any system.

Whether you’re using NetSuite, Shopify or another business system, our team will help you streamline your order cycle.

6. Get rid of invoice reconciliation headaches.

Automatically reconcile purchase orders, invoices and receiving documentation. This helps you speed up your payment process, take advantage of payment discounts and ensure you are paying your suppliers the correct amount.

Looking for a way to evaluate EDI providers? Check out our Full-Service EDI white paper on the seven building blocks of EDI.

Retailer EDI in a snap.

“An incredibly easy tool to implement EDI with vendors that require it. Using something like SPS is a great tool to use in the interim if you plan on implementing EDI directly with vendors. The price is fair as well.”

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– Nick L, 1/17/18

Wondering how SPS Commerce retailer EDI compares to other EDI services?

Managing ongoing EDI tasks can be complex and time-consuming. Full-service EDI providers like SPS Commerce deliver EDI technology and associated staffing resources responsible for customizing, optimizing and operating your EDI solution. Here are some common EDI responsibilities and how different types of providers handle them:

Full-Service EDI Providers

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A full-service provider, like SPS Commerce, has an expert team that handles ongoing management of your EDI solution.

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Take ownership of understanding your trading partner requirements and making map changes. The SPS team actively manages 9,000 changes from retailers each year.

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Manage end-to-end EDI testing and ensures your initial data flow with trading partners is successful.

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Communicate directly with your trading partners to manage connectivity, setup, requirements, updates and support efforts.

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Proactively monitor and optimize your solution to prevent errors and minimize data entry.

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A team of trading partner, system and EDI experts is available 24×7 in the channel of your choosing.

Managed EDI Service Providers

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Your in-house team is responsible for the operational and technical details of managing your EDI solution.

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When a trading partner requirement changes, your team is responsible for changing the EDI maps. Requirement changes are extremely common in retailing.

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Require your team to coordinate EDI testing with your trading partners and validate data flow.

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Your in-house team communicates with trading partners about EDI connectivity, setup, requirements, updates and support.

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Your in-house team is responsible for monitoring and optimizing your EDI solution.

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You will be responsible for contacting support regarding any issues. Real-time, expert support is often limited.

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Start automating your retail EDI flow with retail supply chain management solutions from SPS Commerce today.

Hear what our customers say about our retail supply chain management solutions.

  • EDI integration without all the work.

    "SPS was just a natural fit. With one integration to its retail network, we could connect with all of our EDI vendors, which makes it much easier to gain scale. The problem with other systems was that they required us to have a unique connection with every single vendor, and the maintenance and ability to keep that in order was impossible."

    Alan Blackford, COO, Thos. Baker

    Customer Stories
  • Improve your customer experience with EDI.

    "Using SPS to integrate with our vendors has allowed us to streamline the shopping experience for our customers, from ordering through delivery, ensuring that they get a great experience no matter what supplier is utilized."

    Greg Culler, Chief Information Officer, Rugs Direct

    Customer Stories
  • Outsourcing enables faster EDI execution.

    "As I got ready to start thinking about how I was going to enable the general merchandise side of the business, which has a much longer supply chain and is very, very different from the book side, I realized we were not going to be able to execute (EDI) fast enough. We didn’t have a lot of the core competencies in-house."

    Rob Spence, Director of Supply Chain Vendor Performance, Indigo Books and Music

    Customer Stories
  • Streamlined time-to-market with EDI onboarding.

    "Having electronic data pass seamlessly through our systems using SPS EDI is a huge win for us. SPS is helping us to bring more products to market, quicker, and to push those products out to other marketplaces."

    Stephen Chase, IT Director at Brookstone

    Customer Stories
  • Implementing EDI with limited IT resources.

    "We had the confidence that SPS Commerce could enable our vendors (with EDI). Their established relationships with many of our vendors made the process very easy. (Our vendors) have done electronic fulfillment, such as EDI, with other retailers and SPS Commerce and have also seen positive results. SPS Commerce’s delivery and cost model is flipping the standard EDI model on its head."

    Byron Snider, information Services Leader, Scheels

    Customer Stories