Bill of Lading: Best Buy Vendor Requirements
Bill of Lading for all FOB-Origin (Collect) vendors should be the VICS Bill of Lading (BOL). Freight only invoice charges: Must reference “Bill Third Party” on the BOL where terms of purchase are FOB OriginCollect. The third party address is as follows: Best Buy (Attn: Freight Payment) 7601 Penn Avenue South Richfield, MN 55423
Best Buy Vendors should take special note of the following:
- “Best Buy Load ID XXXXXX”: Collect Shipments ONLY (supplied by the Best Buy Collect Inbound Transportation Department and is required for all Collect shipments). Best Buy Load ID must be included on the consignee section of the Bill of Lading (BOL). The notation must be listed on the top page of the BOL as “BEST BUY LOAD ID”, followed by the actual number. Best Buy Load IDs are valid for only one shipment, and are not to be used for multiple shipments. Shipments that do not comply with the above terms will result in a chargeback to the vendor.
- “BEST BUY DELIVERY DATE (mm/dd/yy)”: Best Buy PO delivery date is required on the consignee section of the Bill of Lading (BOL). The notation must be listed on the top page of the BOL as “BEST BUY DELIVERY DATE mm/dd/yy”. Shipments that do not comply with the above terms will result in a chargeback to the vendor.
PO additions/deletions should not be a regular occurrence, Appointments should only be requested when the load is built and the carrier knows exactly what is on the delivering trailer.
All Preferred Carriers are required to be EDI capable. EDI allows and carrier systems to interact and eliminates the need for manual keying of information on both sides. Specific carrier EDI requirements will be called out at time of carrier set-up and require a signed contract.
To learn more about EDI in supply chain and become a certified EDI Professional please visit our course schedule page.