EDI Integration for Amazon Vendor Central Suppliers

Ship directly to one of the nation’s largest networks of fulfillment centers for increased product distribution.

OVERVIEW

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle with over 750,000 employees. Amazon is focused on delivering an eCommerce marketplace in addition to cloud computing, digital streaming, and AI. Vendor Central enables first-party selling on Amazon.

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Simplify EDI compliance with Logicbroker’s modernized EDI technology, lighting up new sales channels and eliminating the complexity of managing multiple trading partners.

With one Logicbroker connection, you can unlock any retailer sales channel and effortlessly manage your B2C and B2B relationships. Our team of experts has invested the time to complete comprehensive mapping and testing according to retailers' standards in order to get you up and running fast. With a certified EDI integration, Logicbroker enables rock solid commerce channels for your business while maximizing margins without transactional fees.

Setting up the integration involves just a few steps:

  • Fill out onboarding survey
  • Receive invitation to the Logicbroker portal
  • Setting up ship methods, payment terms, remittance addresses, and vendor numbers
  • Setup products and initial inventory feeds
  • Follow the test cases
  • Setup notifications
  • Prepare to move into production

HOW WE CONNECT

Logicbroker works with Amazon Vendor Central's technical team to set up the connection.

The process involves connecting Logicbroker’s stage environment to test all necessary documents to verify a compliant and successful integration.
 
The Logicbroker implementation team helps you through the setup process, seamlessly connecting to Amazon Vendor Central directly. You can integrate with Amazon Vendor Central using all standard Logicbroker options including XML, JSON, CSV, Flat file, API, or through the Logicbroker portal.  
  
In addition to Logicbroker’s powerful and easy to use web portal,  Logicbroker also offers syncing your order data to systems including ShipStation, NetSuite, Shopify, QuickBooks, SkuVault and more. 
 

Eliminate VAN fees

Through its certification process, Logicbroker has created direct secure connection to Amazon Vendor Central for EDI processing without using VAN to eliminate unnecessary outdated VAN fees.

Automation with Logicbroker

Orders
Receive purchase orders from Amazon Vendor Central directly to your order processing system in a single consolidated format. Logicbroker supports sending orders via EDI, XML, CSV, our API, and even directly into fulfillment systems such as ShipStation or Shopify. No more mapping to retailer specifications, costing you precious tech resources. This means you can process orders in one central place with the highest level of automation.

Orders within Logicbroker are also status-driven letting you know exactly which action needs to be taken according to Amazon Vendor Central's lifecycle process
Packing Slips
Packing slips are a major component of making sure you meet retailer guidelines and maintain Amazon Vendor Central's branding. Logicbroker automatically generates packing slips for you based on Amazon Vendor Central's packing slip specification, allowing you to easily pick and pack your items. These packing slips can be made available through our portal, FTP site, and even our API for increased automation.
Acknowledgements
Let Amazon Vendor Central know immediately when you plan on fulfilling their orders through Logicbroker's acknowledgment tools. Amazon Vendor Central requires you to notify them when you receive their orders and when you plan on fulfilling it. With Logicbroker's acknowledgment tools, you can get this information back to your retailers faster, and with fewer touch points.
Cancellations
Amazon Vendor Central requires specific cancellation requirements. Although cancellations make up a small number of the transactions with Amazon Vendor Central, staying compliant ensures a great customer experience, especially if you are unable to fulfill an order. By using Logicbroker, you can trigger compliant cancellations exactly in Amazon Vendor Central's specification, ensuring that you maintain the highest vendor compliance scores.
Backorders
Backordering items involves notifying Amazon Vendor Central that specific items will not be shipped within the normal time frame. This occurs when inventory is scheduled to be in stock, but at a later date. With Logicbroker, backorders can be consolidated with acknowledgments and cancellations, giving you full control over which items you can or cannot fulfill, and reducing the amount of time needed to communicate these changes to Amazon Vendor Central.
Shipments
Logicbroker provides shipment automation for Amazon Vendor Central by connecting directly to your order management system or shipping system, pulling in necessary information such as container codes, tracking numbers, carrier details and estimated delivery dates to ensure Amazon Vendor Central compliance.

Logicbroker provides a standardized format to manage a unified list of shipping methods and codes with a unified packaging structure to support the most complex shipments ranging from standardized parcel to LTL pallets.
Invoices
Logicbroker provides the tools you need to easily send invoices to Amazon Vendor Central. Manage your payment terms and remittance locations through Logicbroker's vendor portal. Information provided here can be sent to Amazon Vendor Central systematically, reducing manual data entry and allowing you to keep a clean record of all invoice and payment information. Logicbroker even provides tools to default commonly invoiced information such as handling, vendor, or drop ship fees.
Inventory
Accurate inventory is key for vendor compliance. Amazon Vendor Central requires that all vendors send inventory to ensure current stock levels to prevent over selling. Logicbroker provides an easy to understand format for Amazon Vendor Central and vendors that ensures inventory compliance. Logicbroker can even customize when we will send out your inventory feed to Amazon Vendor Central for those special business and fulfillment cases.
Automated Validation
Logicbroker runs validation for Amazon Vendor Central to ensure that all documents sent from your system to theirs will be compliant. Trigger compliance alerts to be notified immediately when a document does not comply with Amazon Vendor Central's specifications.
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EDI Documents Used:

  • Purchase Order (850)
  • Purchase Order Acknowledgement: (855)
  • Routing Request (753)
  • Routing Instructions (754)
  • Shipment (856)
  • Invoice (810)
  • Cost and Inventory Feed (846)
  • Purchase Order Change (860)
  • Purchase Order Change Acknowledgement (865)
  • Remittance Advice (820)
  • Sales and Inventory Report (852)

Why Logicbroker?

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Modernized EDI

Our fresh approach to EDI has made Logicbroker the clear choice for successful brands and retailers. A SaaS platform built to scale your digital commerce business.
 

The Logicbroker RESTful API wraps clean, modern technology around legacy supply chain data. Quickly code to the most developer-friendly EDI integration platform available.

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Team Expertise

Our team is comprised of talented individuals with a passion for digital commerce. From solution design to everyday support, trust the people and expertise of Logicbroker.
 
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No Per-Order or Document Fees

Keep your margins with a predictable annual subscription and no transaction fees. No annoying charges per kilocharacter, percentage of revenue, or charge per order.
 

CONNECTED COMMERCE NETWORK™

Join our exclusive Connected Commerce Network™️ and seamlessly integrate with limitless retail channels to get your product assortment in front of a wider audience and capture more sales.

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Looking to get up and running with an Amazon Vendor Central integration?

Speak with a member of our team today.

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