General Overview

   Service Overview

   Custom Data Feeds

   Marketplaces

   Webstores

   3rd Party Software

   Migrations

   Product Catalog Data


 Catalog Conversion

   Dropship Conversions

   Supplier Integration

   E-Catalog Output 

   Custom Catalogs

   Software Solutions

   EDI for Online Retail

   Catalog Transformer

   Marketplace Enablement

   Professional Services

   Retail Data Consultancy


 


With the evolving nature of commerce, traditional EDI is increasingly automating the order fulfilment operations for online retail  through Webstores and Marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, Play.com and Sears.

EDI's Relation with Online Retail

The vast majority of information displayed on the websites marketing and promoting products has its origins based in data transmitted via EDI between manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

Streamlined Order Fulfilment

It’s EDI’s role in ‘Order Fulfilment’ that is a cornerstone for Retailers working with Manufactures, Dropship or Wholesale suppliers. Once orders have been make online and payments processed, orders are converted into EDI transactions that are sent directly to the manufacture or wholesaler for fulfilment. These orders are picked from the supplier’s warehouse and shipped directly to customers. 

This streamed line process allows goods to be dispatched quickly at a lower price without the retailer requiring additional warehousing or carrier costs.

Bridging the Gap between EDI & Online Retail

With the convergence between traditional Business-to-Business (B2B) operations and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) online requirements, there are a growing requirement to have different technologies and standards integrated to meet the new online business challenges. EDI is the standard for traditional commerce but not for online commerce.

We provide the bridge between traditional EDI and Online Retail, allowing retailers to expand their operational reach by either

 ADDING EDI CAPABILITIES FOR EXISTING ONLINE OPERATIONS ALLOWING FULL INTEGRATION WITH SUPPLIERS
   EXTENDING TRADITIONAL EDI OPERATIONS INTO ONLINE & WEB BASED RETAIL

Extending Traditional EDI Operations


For business that have had made a substantial investment in EDI for their traditional business operations but now have the requirement to extend existing operations online;  we offer the following guidance and technical expertise.

 PRESERVING EXISTING EDI INFRASTRUCTURE & SYSTEMS
 KEEPING EXISTING BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS PROCESSES INTACT
 PROVIDE A BOLT-ON LAYER FOR MEDIATING BETWEEN EXISTING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS OR EDI SYSTEMS & NEW INTERFACE FORMATS
 TRANSFORMATION OF DIFFERENT BUSINESS FORMATS OUTSIDE OF TRADITIONAL BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS (B2B) TRANSACTIONS
 NO REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING SYSTEMS REQUIRED

Integrating EDI into On-Line Operations


For business that already have an established on-line retail presence but require EDI enablement to trade with traditional businesses such as Dropshippers, Manufactures and Wholesalers; we offer the following guidance and technical expertise.

 INTEGRATION WITH WEBSTORES, ERP, CRM, E-FULFILLMENT, MULTI-CHANNEL PLATFORMS & ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS
 TRADING PARTNER INTEGRATION FOR MULTIPLE SUPPLIERS
 TRANSFORMATION OF VARIOUS ONLINE RETAIL DATA FORMATS INTO EDI MESSAGES (EDIFACT, TRADACOMS & X12)
 COMMUNICATIONS VIA EMAIL, FTP, AS2 OR VAN (VALUE ADDED NETWORK)
 HOSTED OR INSTALLED SOLUTIONS

EDI Messages used by On-Line Retailers


Typical EDI messages that play a pivotal role in interconnecting wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers together for the convergence of both tradition Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) commerce can be provided in the following standards 

 EDIFACT
 TRADACOMS
 X12

Common EDI Documents used for Online Retail


   INVOICE    PRODUCT INVENTORY
   PURCHASE ORDER    PRODUCT CATALOG PRICE FILE
   PURCHASE ORDER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT    TRANSPORTATION CARRIER (TC) SHIPPING STATUS
   ADVANCED SHIPPING NOTICE (ASN)    WAREHOUSE ORDER