Pep Boys EDI Compliance

Pep Boys was founded in 1921 originally as Pep Auto Supplies. The company has over 800 stores and approximately 7,000 service bays in 35 states across the United States, as well as Puerto Rico. Pep Boys is the leader in tire replacements in the U.S. and was named one of the 500 fastest growing companies in 2005.

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

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Pep Boys EDI Requirements

The ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) will contain comprehensive information about the packing of the products that are being sent to Pep Boys and as well as transportation information. For example, the numeric gross weight, Bill of Lading number, tracking number, date, and quantity per pack will be included in addition to data from the purchase order.

Pep Boys uses the SOPI format for ASN’s. 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 picked from shelves and then packed into the same carton.

Both parcel and LTL carriers are used for transportation of goods. Pep Boys has suppliers send shipments directly to stores as well as through their logistics network. The network includes cross docking at five distribution centers and subsequent delivery of products to multiple stores within a geographic area. 

For suppliers that ship with collect freight terms, Pep Boys has a Transportation Management System (TMS) that combines separate orders with identical shipping dates and destinations into a larger, lower-cost, and nonstop route order. Pre-paid suppliers with less than a truckload (LTL) shipment use carriers that have been approved by Pep Boys. Prepaid suppliers with full truckload shipments may use the carrier of their choice but the supplier is responsible for the carrier’s performance according to Pep Boys requirements. 

Pep Boys Barcode Shipping Label Examples

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