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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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