EDI Integration for Barnes & Noble Suppliers

Logicbroker delivers a scalable SaaS EDI platform that will handle the mapping, testing and integration process for Barnes & Noble, allowing suppliers to focus on growing their business.

OVERVIEW

Barnes & Noble, Inc., is an American bookseller. It is a Fortune 1000 company and the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States.

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 Barnes & Noble'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 Barnes & Noble directly. You can integrate with Barnes & Noble 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has created direct secure connection to Barnes & Noble for EDI processing without using VAN to eliminate unnecessary outdated VAN fees.

Automation with Logicbroker

Orders
Receive purchase orders from Barnes & Noble 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 Barnes & Noble's lifecycle process.
Packing Slips
Packing slips are a major component of making sure you meet retailer guidelines and maintain Barnes & Noble's branding. Logicbroker automatically generates packing slips for you based on Barnes & Noble'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 Barnes & Noble know immediately when you plan on fulfilling their orders through Logicbroker's acknowledgement tools. Barnes & Noble requires you to notify them when you receive their orders and when you plan on fulfilling it. With Logicbroker's acknowledgement tools, you can get this information back to your retailers faster, and with fewer touch points.
Cancellations
Barnes & Noble requires specific cancellation requirements. Although cancellations make up a small number of the transactions with Barnes & Noble, 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 Barnes & Noble's specification, ensuring that you maintain the highest vendor compliance scores.
Shipments
Logicbroker provides shipment automation for Barnes & Noble 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 Barnes & Noble 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.
GS1-128 Labels
Creating GS1-128 formatted labels for Barnes & Noble has never been easier. All you need to do is provide Logicbroker with your GS1 company prefix and Logicbroker will automatically generate and manage unique SSCC-18 codes for all your containers as well as creating the labels from your shipment data. The labels are fully compliant with all of Barnes & Noble's requirements and can be printed in a variety of different formats including PDF, ZPL, and PNG.
Inventory
Accurate inventory is key for vendor compliance. Barnes & Noble requires that all vendors send inventory to ensure current stock levels to prevent over selling. Logicbroker provides an easy to understand format for Barnes & Noble and vendors that ensures inventory compliance. Logicbroker can even customize when we will send out your inventory feed to Barnes & Noble for those special business and fulfillment cases.
Automated Validation
Logicbroker runs validation for Barnes & Noble 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 Barnes & Noble's specifications.
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EDI Documents Used:

  • Purchase Order (850)
  • Purchase Order Acknowledgement: (855)
  • Shipment (856)
  • Inventory (846)

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 a Barnes & Noble integration?

Speak with a member of our team today.

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