What does an Amazon Vendor EDI integration mean?
EDI integration allows you to send and receive messages to Amazon Vendor.
You can see a full overview of what can and can't be sent for both retail and direct fulfilment in our recent article here.
Benefits of EDI
Automate many day-to-day functions such as:
- Downloading orders (EDI 850)
- Confirming orders (EDI855)
- Managing stock (COSTINV)
- Creating shipments (EDI856)
- Invoicing (EDI810)
+ Become Licence plate-receive compliant if using the EDI856 ASN message.
Cons of EDI
- Limited functionality, you still have to manage promotions and content manually
- Setup costs can be more suited to larger businesses
- Takes some time to configure and setup
- Not a 'magic bullet' for solving all operational problems.
Do I need EDI?
If you agree with 2 or more of these statements, then EDI Integration could be a good step for you:
- Our business spends a lot of time processing orders from Vendor Central.
- Our stock is frequently over/under-sold or double allocated when dealing with Amazon.
- We don't have a good idea of top selling Amazon items.
- Our warehouse is waiting a long time before they have a pick list
- Our warehouse is waiting a long time to receive back shipment labels
- Invoicing to Vendor central is slow and often inaccurate.
- We plan to be using Amazon Vendor for the foreseeable future (>12 months)
What is KhooCommerce?
- We join up your stock to Amazon orders, allowing you to process large batches of orders quickly and effectively.
- We give you the ability to mix shipments and bundles orders together.
- We let you automatically invoice and reduce your paperwork burden