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Amazon Vendor Central EDI Ensuring Optimized Business Communication

If you are a supplier on an Amazon vendor central and is looking for a document processing option for the purchase of orders and another important document on the major marketplace, then Amazon Vendor Central EDI integration is the best available option for the purpose. Different to the seller central and devoid of an API, a supplier to a greater extent relies upon the Amazon seller central EDI.

In absence of EDI and API, a supplier relies upon the input data through the website by manual entry and carrying out the bulk data import/export by using the CSV files. However, EDI is an option with a suppler offered by Vendor Central to exchange data between businesses. 

Amazon vendor central EDI offer facilities to easily accomplish and carry out the EDI for a supplier that otherwise is a difficult and highly specialized area of working. Many service providers offer API wrappers for the Vendor central to make custom development easier.

Benefits of an Amazon Vendor Central EDI

Benefits of an Amazon Vendor Central EDI

For a process management an EDI offers plethora of benefits to a supplier on a Vendor Central.  After the proper integration of EDI with an Amazon Vendor Central Account a supplier enjoys the following benefits with his streamlined business process for the data exchange requirements.

Therefore, an Amazon EDI connection benefits a business by better streamlining business processes and freeing up a vendor’s team from the trivia task of making data entry manually. It is quite an essential process for a vendor that deals with high numbers of POs to avoid penalties and hefty chargebacks.

How do Amazon Vendors use EDI?

The answer to the question how an Amazon vendor can utilize the features of EDI or integrate it with his system depends upon his knowledge of the EDI. An apparent understanding of this can be described from the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) interface.  But at the same time a vendor is required to have substantial knowledge before implementing it with its vendor central account.   


What is an EDI?

In a simpler language EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is a typical type of data exchange between a client and a server. While at the business process for Amazon Vendor Central the EDI process is primarily being developed for the   POs and Invoices.   

It the more simplified language EDI is a process where data get exchanged between two servers through the data packages instead of e-mails and other attachments.  These data packages get further translated by the receiving servers in a simple and the easier language by the translators. Not only Amazon it is also used other leading market places like Walmart, Wayfair and Tesco for the wholesale order management.

How do you set up EDI as an Amazon Vendor?

While getting into the details of setting the EDI as an Amazon Vendor, it is very necessary for a supplier to have the major EDI code that he can use with his account integration with Amazon for EDI establishment.

They are:-

EDI 850: Purchase Order  

EDI 855: Purchase Order Acknowledgment 

EDI 810: Invoice  

EDI 856: Advance Shipping Notice 

Therefore, a communication standard called AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is used to transfer EDI messages in a secure and efficient way. Depending upon the requirement an Amazon Vendor can use the following methods to implement EDI.

The methods include:-       

In order to set up EDI as an Amazon Vendor one is required to follow the step after reaching Amazon Vendor Central the section

EDI—->Self Service Setup”.  The setup process follows as:-

How EDI can be used Amazon Vendors in other sectors as well?  

With the help of EDI, an Amazon Vendor can accomplish and carry out the number of activities like uploading new products or managing an account statement. The EDI code 852 helps to update inventory list prices while managing a stock.  

Points to keep in mind when establishing an EDI connection with Amazon Vendor Central 

An EDI is very imperative for high volume business. In order to make an EDI connection successful and robust it is necessary for a business to focus upon the following points.

Business Objectives behind Implementing EDI 

A company first of all should look at its reasons for implementing EDI with Amazon Vendor Central. The clarification on the points like saving time, reducing charge backs, removing human errors can be reason for integrating the EDI         

Process of Stock Management    

The stock management is another crucial point while selecting and implementing EDI. The effective integration of EDI with your stock management system, therefore, helps to effectively process the order and inventory management system.

Complications at Amazon Vendor Relationship    

As every supplier runs his account differently with Amazon, therefore, it is quite natural therefore to adopt a distinguished policy to have an agreement according to their requirements with an Amazon EDI provider.


Thus, EDI integration with Amazon Vendor Central helps a business to smooth its Purchase Order and invoicing system, effectively.

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