Why Do You Need an EDI Solution With Wayfair?
Wayfair EDI Transactions
- EDI 810-Invoice
- EDI 846– Inventory Advice
- EDI 850– Purchase Order
- EDI 855– Purchase Order Acknowledgement
- EDI 856– Advance Ship Notice
- EDI 869- Order Status Inquiry
- EDI 870– Order Status Report
- EDI 997– Functional Acknowledgement
- Wayfair Supplier Guide
- Wayfair API Integration Steps
- Wayfair API Documentation
Looking for an EDI Solution with Wayfair?
Understand the basics of EDI
What is Wayfair LLC EDI?
Wayfair is an online home store for furniture, décor, lighting and a lot more. In order to offer a variety of products online from many small and large size suppliers and distributors that don’t have a brand of their own, Wayfair provides them an online marketplace or shop to sell and make their products accessible to everyone. Wayfair offers an EDI (electronic data interchange) exchange process for all its vendors, suppliers and distributors. Wayfair like any other online shop, mandates their suppliers to trade via EDI with them to make it easy and consistent to process and keep track of the products being supplied from all over the world and of course pay in time to all of them. As a Wayfair supplier, you need to understand what EDI is and how EDI works. Also, the type of communication you would need to exchange documents back and forth with Wayfair.
Wayfair also offers a suite of APIs for easy integration into their system. You can get started by completing a quick application online, setting and testing your connection with Wayfair APIs and exchange information real-time. If you are not equipped for API integration, EDI is your best choice. Learn more about how to become a Wayfair partner here.
How to become EDI compliant with Wayfair?
You will become EDI compliant by using a third party EDI solution (on-premise, managed EDI or cloud EDI) or by having an in-house EDI solution in place to start trading EDI documents with Wayfair by following their requirements. Depending on your internal technical infrastructure and resources and the size of your business, you can choose basic EDI software packages or advanced kits that allow you to become EDI compliant with Wayfair. If you are a small business, do not forget to checkout EDI software for small business.
If you are using a third party managed EDI service, your EDI service provider should help you with end-to-end EDI implementation starting from obtaining trading partner contact to testing to going live. You will have to go through series of EDI testing with Wayfair first before you start sending and receiving EDI documents back and forth. This is to ensure all the connections are working correctly. You are then asked to go live on a decided production go –live date.