Marketplace Integrations with EDI

Marketplace Integrations with EDI

EDI, which stands for electronic data interchange, is the intercompany communication of business documents in a standard format. The trading partners agree on the specific information to be transmitted and how it should be used.

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Generally, marketplaces using EDI documents for transferring data have an EDI van or provider since EDI connections have more complex file specifications and connection types (such as As2) in comparison with API connections. 

StoreAutomator uses EDI connection to integrate with marketplaces like Target, ShowHQ, Nordstorm e.g. StoreAutomator does not connect with these marketplaces directly instead we are using third-party providers to connect with the marketplaces by using certain EDI connection types.

There are three types of EDI connections:

  1.       FTP: Standard communication protocol used for the transfer of computer files from a server to a client on a computer network.
  2.       SFTP: is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over a reliable data stream.
  3.       AS2: Specification about how to transport structured business-to-business data securely and reliably over the Internet.

We are already providing FTP, SFTP, and AS2. Also, StoreAutomator provides its FTP, SFTP servers and as2 mailboxes freely to its clients for EDI connections.

Below is the list of commonly used EDI transactions with the related marketplaces:

  •         Notification
  •         Invoice
  •         Inventory
  •         Order
  •         Tracking
  •         Order Acknowledgment
  •         Order Change
  •         Order Update Acknowledgment
  •         Order Cancel
  •         Acknowledgement

StoreAutomator is already supporting the mentioned EDI transactions in any specification and can extend its scope if required. With the EDI connection, you can manage most common transactions including inventory, orders, tracking and invoices in the related marketplaces through StoreAutomator. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Product data cannot be manageable with EDI connection.

Which EDI Providers are StoreAutomator connected?

We are already connected with many EDI provider and vans such as:

  •         CommerceHub
  •         OrderStream
  •         Dsco
  •         Tradefull
  •         LorenData

These are the third-party providers that use EDI connection to integrate with the related marketplaces.

Which Marketplaces are StoreAutomator integrated?

We are already connected with Marketplaces using EDI as follows:

  •         Nordstrom
  •         HSN
  •         ShopHQ
  •         Modell’s
  •         Target
  •         Zappos

Above it is the list of marketplaces which we are using EDI connection to provide basic EDI transactions. We are already connected with the mentioned marketplaces and fully operating to our extent.

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