Become EDI Compliant with Petco

Petco was established in 1965 and operates as a privately owned pet retailer in North America. The company’s headquarters are located in San Diego, California and they have over 13,000 locations.

Petco offers a large variety of pet supplies and live animals such as fish, reptiles, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs and more. The company also provides dog grooming and training.

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

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Petco EDI Requirements

  • 810 Invoice
  • 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice
  • 850 Purchase Order
  • 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment
  • 856 Advance Shipping Notice
  • 852 Product Activity Data
  • 861 Receiving Advice/Acceptance
  • 947 Warehouse Inventory Adjustment
  • 997 Acknowledgement
  • GS1-128 (formerly called UCC-128) bar code shipping labels

The ASN (Advance Shipping notice) will have extensive information about the items that are being shipped and how they are being transported. For example, the gross weight, volume, bill to name, ship from ID, and requested for shipment date will be included as well as information directly from the purchase order.

Petco uses the SOPI format for ASN’s. 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.

Petco has a Transportation Management System (TMS) for shipments to distribution centers. Supplier pickups are arranged through the TMS. The system combines separate orders with identical shipping dates and destinations into a larger, lower-cost, and nonstop route order.  

Petco Barcode Shipping Label Examples

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