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What does an Amazon Vendor EDI integration mean?

27 July 2016 18:37

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:

  1. Our business spends a lot of time processing orders from Vendor Central.
  2. Our stock is frequently over/under-sold or double allocated when dealing with Amazon.
  3. We don't have a good idea of top selling Amazon items.
  4. Our warehouse is waiting a long time before they have a pick list 
  5. Our warehouse is waiting a long time to receive back shipment labels 
  6. Invoicing to Vendor central is slow and often inaccurate.
  7. We plan to be using Amazon Vendor for the foreseeable future (>12 months)


What is KhooCommerce?

  1. We join up your stock to Amazon orders, allowing you to process large batches of orders quickly and effectively. 
  2. We give you the ability to mix shipments and bundles orders together. 
  3. We let you automatically invoice and reduce your paperwork burden 


Get a demo of KhooCommerce here.