How to get connected to Costco.com via an EDI integration
Are you looking to get up and running quickly with Costco.com? Well, Logicbroker is here to help! We have gone ahead and certified our Costco.com mappings, so when you are ready, we are ready!
How to get started:
Step 1: Engaging Costco.com
It is important to note that Costco.com utilizes CommerceHub to conduct their EDI processing and testing on their behalf, so below are some initial steps that need to be taken.
- Reach out to CommerceHub’s sales team to kick off the testing process
- Loop in your assigned Logicbroker representative to help in filling out the EDI integration questionnaire
- A CommerceHub testing analyst will be assigned, and from there your Logicbroker representative will work with the test analyst on testing the order processing flow
Step 2: Setting up Sender/Receiver IDs
You will need to provide within the EDI questionnaire the IDs that will be used to process the EDI documents. Information IDs can be obtained by Logicbroker and include:
- EDI Qualifier (Example: ZZ)
- EDI Identifier (Example: LB10026)
Step 3: Setting up the Connection
Logicbroker is able to use the following connections when integrating with Costco.com:
- Value Added Network (VAN)
We suggest connecting using the AS2 of SFTP protocol to eliminate VAN charges. Logicbroker will set you up in both a staging (stageportal.logicbroker.com) and production environment (portal.logicbroker.com). Logicbroker will then work with the assigned test analyst to exchange connection information and test in both environments to ensure the connection is working properly. For details on Logicbroker’s AS2 information, click here.
Step 4: Setting up the Documents
Documents to be traded with Costco.com are as follows:
Step 5: Testing with Logicbroker
Costco.com EDI documents have been certified within the Logicbroker system, so testing is quick and easy. Logicbroker will work with you to complete the assigned test cases and send back the appropriate return document in order to receive final sign off. Part of the Logicbroker EDI certification process includes the mapping of the Costco.com specific branded packing slip. If needed, the packing slips can be pulled directly from the Logicbroker portal with ease to be placed within the box during packing.