Sephora EDI Compliance

Sephora is a well known cosmetics store that was founded in Paris around 1970 and is now a division of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The company has over 1,700 stores in 30 countries through the world as well as shops within more than 500 J.C. Penney stores. Sephora had $4 billion of revenue in 2013. It represents more than 100 high-end brands in their products and attracts close to 6 million customers annually. In 2010, Sephora was named specialty retailer of the year by Women’s Wear Daily. 

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

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Sephora EDI Requirements

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 packaging code, weight in pounds only, carrier name, Bill of Lading and shipped date will be included as well as information directly from the purchase order.

Sephora uses the SOPI format for ASN’s. An SOPI (Shipment, Order, Pack (carton) and Item) ASN is also known as “Pick and Pack” because several different types of items can be picked from the supplier’s shelves and packed into the same carton.

Sephora operates a network of DC’s (Distribution Centers) which use a cross docking system to speed up delivers to stores. Trucks from the suppliers dock on one side of the DC and trucks going out to the stores dock on the other side of the DC. Cosmetic products are not usually stored at the DC. 

Here is a sample shipping label:

Sephora Barcode Shipping Label Examples

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