EDI for Retail

Fulfill order volume across channels, including online and in store.

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The EDI advantage: powering B2B retail fulfillment

DTC Dropshipping

Fulfill orders directly to the customer via digital retailer ecommerce channels. The customer experience is seamless between the order, which takes place via the retailer’s ecommerce channels, and fulfillment through your instance of Flowspace.

B2B into Retail

If your inventory is being sold on store shelves, Flowspace’s B2B fulfillment can keep them stocked. Flowspace order management platform global inventory planning allows you to maintain a multichannel view while also keeping your retail partner happy.

Retail Compliance & Replenishment

Retail EDI is not just a technology solution; Flowspace provides fulfillment centers with the data, tools and guidance necessary to ensure Routing Guide EDI compliance for every retail transaction.

Avoid Chargeback Penalties

In the event of a non-compliance chargeback penalty, Flowspace swiftly investigates and resolves the issue to reduce or eliminate Retailer-issued non-compliance fees.

EDI Integrations

Activate retail industry channels and connections via EDI integration partners such as:



“Flowspace is our partner in omnichannel growth, and as our products became available in Target stores we were able to incorporate retail fulfillment processes seamlessly, without any hitches.”

Hector Omoigui, Senior Operations Manager, Reel Paper.

“We fulfill orders through multiple channels, and the Flowspace platform centralizes all fulfillment operations in one place. It’s easy and efficient to manage orders and inventory for all channels, all in one system, where everyone has visibility and knows what’s going on.”

Hector Omoigui, Senior Operations Manager, Reel Paper.

EDI for Retail FAQ’s

What is Retail EDI?

Retail EDI stands for Retail Electronic Data Interchange. Retail EDI allows retailers to digitally exchange business information with suppliers in a standardized format such as a purchase order or invoice, increasing automation and reducing disruption.

What are the Benefits of EDI for Retail?

EDI integration allows both trading partners to save time and money with a faster and more efficient business process than a more traditional communication method such as email, faxes, or paper documents. An EDI solution can also improve capacity planning and provide flexibility for ecommerce growth.

What is an example of an EDI Transaction?

Some common use cases for an EDI transaction include informing retailers about stock levels, sending information about a purchase order ( item, quantity, price, shipping details), and providing confirmation of an order fulfillment.

What are the challenges with EDI?

As retail sales volume grows, so do the partners involved, such as manufacturers, shippers, and suppliers. This creates challenges in connecting all the different logistics partners in real time and in a unified format. With EDI compliance, there are also security standards a business must ensure they are following.

How does Flowspace facilitate EDI for Retail?

Flowspace EDI for retail provides the ability to fulfill order volume across B2B and DTC channels. Flowspace technology provides a multichannel inventory view as well as EDI integration with retailer ecommerce channels. Reduce or eliminate Retailer-issued non-compliance fees with the right data, tools, and EDI compliance guidance.