EDI for Retail

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The most demanding supply chain in the world is the web of sellers, suppliers, distributors, and transporters serving the retail industry.  The volume of products and the speed at which products move from production to consumer is unmatched.

Retailer sellers face a competitive marketplace of easy online price discovery and multiple options for delivery.  Products and their speedy movement in the supply chain have to have a very low level of defects. The focus on quality and speed includes the information flow between businesses. EDI is the electronic format of choice for the exchange of business documents moving through the retail EDI supply chain.

Virtually every retailer demands EDI capability from their suppliers. Web-based EDI solutions from CovalentWorks enable small businesses to become compliant with the requirements of any retail trading partner. Thousands of clients rely on CovalentWorks.

CovalentWorks fully supports all retail EDI transaction types following each retailer’s unique requirements.  All retailers follow ANSI X-12 guidelines and about 25% follow the VICS standards subset.  Fast EDI implementation is available with any EDI partner anywhere in the world.

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Retail EDI Transactions & Documents

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MyB2B

B2BWorks

EDI Van

Turnkey solution ✓* ×
Web-based software included ×
Web-based portal × ×
Interfaces to other systems Optional ×
IT support included × ×
Transaction mapping ✓** ✓** ×
GS1-128 bar code labels ×
Trading partner testing ×
EDI VAN, AS/2, FTP ✓***
Maintenance
Training ×
Internet access from anywhere
Unlimited number of users
Month to month agreement
Free U.S. based support

*IT support required during testing for B2BWorks.

**MyB2B and B2BWorks include mapping for all transaction types for any partner in the world.

***EDI VAN service is included at no charge with both MyB2B and B2BWorks.

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  • Using a web based EDI program has saved our company time, money and a lot of headaches. Software updates and configurations are no longer a thorn in my side, thank you Covalent Works!

    Cher Gray-AlderferController, Christine Taylor Collection

  • Our switch to Covalent Works was a fantastic move for both us and our customers. Covalent has provided excellent cost effective service, and meets all our EDI needs. Thank you, and we look forward to the same great service for years to come.

    Brian DickeyPresident, Bio Clinical Labs