Five Below Inc. EDI Compliance

Five Below Inc. was founded not that long ago in 2002 and is a publicly owned chain of discount stores. The company has over 350 locations in the United States and their main focus is on teens and pre-teens. Most of their stores are located inside of strip malls and don’t sell products that cost more than $5.

Products include games, fashion accessories, sports items, candy, beverages, school supplies, phone accessories, seasonal items and much more.

EDI documents are transmitted over a connection protocol called a VAN (Value Added Network). The following are the EDI document types and labels that are required by Five Below and have been fully verified by CovalentWorks for accurate compliance with Five Below’s EDI requirements. 

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Five Below Inc. EDI Requirements

Some suppliers receive a special type of purchase order called an SDQ (Store Destination Quantity) purchase order. An SDQ purchase order will tell the supplier how many of each SKU go to each store.

Five Below requires a couple kinds of labels when suppliers ship orders. Some of these labels types are:



The ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) contains detailed information about the products that are being sent to Five Below, how the items are packed into cartons, and transportation information. For example, the gross weight, SCAC code, shipping carrier name, and shipping date will be included in addition to data that comes from the purchase order.

Five Below uses a type of 856 Advance Ship Notice which is an SOPI format. SOPI stands for Shipment, Order, Pack (carton) and Item. SOPI is also known as “Pick and Pack” because more than one type of item can be packed into the same carton. Five Below uses two types of SOPI ASN’s. The two types are:

ASN for standard purchase order

Mark for store ASN for SDQ purchase order

Below are 2 samples of their labels:

Five Below Inc. Barcode Shipping Label Examples

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