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Macy's EDI Compliance

Macy’s is one of America’s most well known department stores and has been around since 1858. The company has close to 800 stores throughout the U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Macy’s is the largest department store corporation in the United States by retail sales and were ranked 16th in terms of revenue in 2013.

Macy’s offers their customers a variety of products including clothes, shoes, bedding material, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, housewares, and a wide assortment of accessories.

EDI documents are transmitted over a VAN (Value Added Network). Below are the EDI document types and labels that are required by Macy’s and which have been fully verified by CovalentWorks for accurate compliance with their EDI requirements.

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Macy's EDI Requirements

The ASN (Advance Shipping notice) will have extensive information about the items that are being shipped , how they are packed, and how they are being transported. For example, the weight in pounds, carrier name, Bill of Lading, shipped date, scheduled delivery date, and ship to DC (Distribution Center) will be included as well as information directly from the purchase order.

Macy’s uses the SOPI format for ASN’s. SOPI is an abbreviation 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. Macy’s uses two types of SOPI ASN’s - “Mark of Store” and “Non-mark for Store.” The “Mark for Store” shipments identify the specific retail store to which the product is bound.

Macy’s employs a cross docking system that accelerates the distribution procedure. Cross docking is a logistics scheme in which items from a supplier are shipped to a store through a supply center. Trucks from the suppliers pull up on one side of the supply center and trucks going out to the stores dock on the other side. Product is not usually stored at the supply center. Cross docking helps reduce handling and storage time.

Here is a couple bar coded label samples:

Macy's Barcode Shipping Label Examples

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