Fry's Electronics EDI Compliance
Fry’s Electronics is a fairly new company that was started in 1985. The company is a vendor of computer hardware, software, electronics, and household appliances and has over 30 stores in nine states with close to 14,000 employees.
Fry’s Electronics prides itself on its customer service which is reflected in their slogan which is “Home of fast, friendly, and courteous service.”
EDI documents are transmitted over a connection protocol called AS/2(Applicability Statement 2). Below are the EDI document types and labels that are required by Fry’s and which have been fully verified by CovalentWorks for accurate compliance with Fry’s EDI requirements.
Clients are exempt from testing and are moved straight to production. EDI testing by SPS Commerce is not required.
Fry's Electronics EDI Requirements
Fry’s Electronics requires several kinds of labels when suppliers ship orders. Some of these labels types are:
Carton only Label
Carton Only Label with cross reference Ship To
Pallet Only Label
Pallet Only Label cross reference Ship To
The ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) contains detailed information about the products that are being sent to Fry’s, packing and as well as transportation information. For example, the gross numeric weight, SCAC code, Bill of Lading number, and date will be included in addition to data that comes from the purchase order.
Fry’s Electronics uses three types of ASNs:
SOPI Loose Carton Specific
SOTI Shrink Wrapped Pallet Specific
SOTPI Palletized Carton Specific
An SOPI ( Shipment, Order, Pack (carton) and Item) ASN is also known as “Pick and Pack” because more than one type of item can be picked from the supplier’s shelves and packed into the same carton.
An SOTI (Shipment, Order, Tare (pallet) and Item) ASN except that pallet level information is substituted for carton level information.
The SOTPI (Shipment, Order, Tare (pallet), Pack (carton) and Item) packing structure is like the SOPI packing structure, except that the cartons are loaded onto one or more pallets/slips.
Below is a sample of two of their labels: