Stage Stores EDI Compliance
Stage Stores owns several department stores including Bealls, Peebles, and Palais Royal. The company operates around 900 stores throughout 40 states in the U.S. with the average size of each store being 18,000 square feet. Stage has over 14,000 employees and in 2012, sales were over $1.5 billion.
Stage Stores offers a wide variety of products including women’s and men’s clothing, teen and toddler clothing and shoes, beauty products, handbags, jewelry and much more.
EDI documents are transmitted over a connection protocol called a VAN (Value Added Network). Below are the EDI document types and labels that are required by Stage and which have been fully verified by CovalentWorks for accurate compliance with Stage’s EDI specifications.
Stage Stores EDI Requirements
Stage Stores requires different shipping label types when a purchase order is fulfilled by a supplier. The types include:
- Bulk, single SKU packed by store
- Bulk, single SKU packed by store; Address from Store Cross-Ref table
- Pack by Store for multiple SKU’s per carton
- Pack by Store for multiple SKU’s per carton; Address from Store Cross-Reference table
The ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) will contain comprehensive information about the packing of the products that are being sent to Stage Stores and as well as transportation information. For example, the numeric gross weight, carrier description, Bill of Lading, shipped date, schedule ship date, address, city, state code and zip will be included in addition to data that comes from the purchase order.
Stage Stores uses the SOPI format for ASN’s. An SOPI (Shipment, Order, Pack (carton) and Item) ASN is also known as “Pick and Pack” because multiple types of items can be picked from the supplier’s shelves and packed into the same carton.
Like most large retailers, Stage 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 of the supplier center.
Here are a few label samples: