Kohl's EDI Solutions
Kohl’s was established in 1962 as a retail department store and has become the 2nd biggest department store behind only Macy’s. The company has over 1,160 stores in 49 of the 50 states in the U.S. and has over 40,000 employees. Kohl’s is ranked in the Fortune 500 list at 146th.
The store offers a wide variety of products including footwear, clothing, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty accessories, electronics, housewares, and more.
EDI documents are transmitted over a connection protocol called a VAN (Value Added Network). Below are the EDI document types and labels that are required by Kohl’s and have been fully verified by CovalentWorks for accurate compliance with Kohl’s EDI qualifications.
Kohl's EDI Requirements
- 753 Request for Routing Instructions
- 754 Routing Instructions
- 810 Invoice
- 816 Organizational Relationships
- 820 Payment Remittance Advice
- 850 Purchase Order
- 852 Product Activity Data
- 855 Purchase Order Response
- 856 Advanced Ship Notice
- 997 Acknowledgement
- Branded packing slips for drop shipments
- GS1-128 (formerly called UCC-128) bar code shipping labels
Suppliers use several label types when purchase orders are filled. Example types include:
- BULK for SOPI ASN type
- BULK SOIP ASN type with a single SKU
- Landed Bulk
- Landed Prepack
- Pack by Store
- Prepack one Style for packing 1 assorted item per carton
- Prepack Multi Style Color for packing multi-assorted item with different style and color per carton
The ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) will contain comprehensive information about the packing of the products that are being sent to Kohl’s and as well as transportation information. For example, the numeric gross weight, SCAC code, Bill of Lading, your email address, date shipped, and ship to ID will be included in addition to data that comes from the purchase order.
Kohl’s uses the SOPI and SOIP format for ASN’s. SOPI is mainly used for shipments with more than one item type and SOIP is used for shipments that have only one item type.
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 SOIP (Shipment, Order, Item and Pack) ASN is commonly called “Standard Pack” because it allows for only one product type to be packed into any one container.
Here are a few label samples: