What is EDI?
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange): a form of data exchange between a client and a server. In the case of Amazon Vendor, this refers to EDI messages sent around the purchase orders processing and invoices. There are 6 main EDI messages, 4 of which we tend to implement for Amazon Vendors
How is EDI Enabled?
EDI is enabled through a connection between a client and a server, which is provided by AS2 (Applicability Standard 2), ensuring the transfer of EDI messages in a secure, efficient way. In Amazon's own words, this tie is "designed to take the normal business to business processes and accelerate and automate them to help reduce costs and improve efficiency as our companies interact.”
The EDI documents the KhooCommerce software will enable are as follows:
- Purchase Order (EDI851: Incoming PO)
- Purchase Order Acknowledgment (EDI855: POA)
- Invoice (EDI810: Invoice)
- Advance Shipping Notice (EDI856:ASN)
How does testing & go-live work?
KhooCommerce takes your business through the mandatory Amazon Vendor EDI testing and go-live steps for each of the EDI messages. We will ensure all your EDI connections 'pass' in pre-production and then, with your business, set a date for going live. For Amazon Vendors, we will notify Amazon of your go live date and with your operational team, support you through implementing EDI.