Barnes and Noble EDI guidance for vendor partners
Barnes and Noble EDI Vendor & Product Guidelines Standard Operating Policies & Procedures have been created to provide clear guidance for Vendor Partners to ensure that merchandise flows quickly and efficiently through the Barnes & Noble Distribution Supply Chain to the end customer via EDI. Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States. The company is a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products in the country and operates 640 retail stores (as of January 1, 2016) in all fifty US states.
Barnes & Noble operates mainly through its Barnes & Noble Booksellers chain of bookstores and the company’s headquarters are at 122 Fifth Avenue in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District in Manhattan in New York City.
Barnes and Noble EDI defines a Vendor as any supplier, manufacturer or other vendor from whom Barnes & Noble or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates purchases products and/or services using Barnes and Noble EDI transactions.
Non-compliance with the Barnes and Noble EDI Guidelines may result in damage, delayed receipt of goods, delayed payment, loss of sales, return of shipment, chargeback and cost recovery.
Electronic Trading Partnerships – Barnes and Noble EDI
Barnes & Noble prefers to utilize EDI communication, which results in fewer errors in order fulfillment, faster replenishment, and lower costs for all trading partners. Barnes & Noble utilizes the following American National Standard Institute ASC X12 Transactions Sets:
• 180 Returns
• 810 Invoice
• 820 Remittance Advice
• 850 Purchase Order
• 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment (POA)
• 852 Product Activity Data
• 857 Advanced Ship Notice/Invoice (ASN)
• 864 Location/Address (Store SAN (Standard Address Number) and Street Address)
• 997 Functional Acknowledgment.
Each Transaction Set will require testing. All Vendors are expected to be EDI or BNEC compliant within 6 months after establishing a business relationship with Barnes & Noble.
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