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The Dollars and Cents of Drop Shipping

When processing drop ship orders it can be difficult to achieve efficiency and adequate margins.  For example: if your item retails for relatively low dollar amount what kind of margin can you achieve?  Can you even afford to drop ship it? There are a lot of factors...

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Consider This When Choosing an EDI Solution

All companies large or small that are selling products on-line or for warehouse fulfillment to big box retailers like Walmart, Sears, Kohls, Home Depot, etc. or through e-tailers like Wayfair, Overstock, Hayneedle, etc. are going to need an EDI provider.  Customers...

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OPAL Ecommerce Solutions

Are you ready to combine all of your ecommerce services into one convenient software solution? OPAL is the only fully automated, no-touch, self-driving order processing and fulfillment solution for small businesses. It will revolutionize and simplify the way you work...

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What Defines a Perfect Order?

The American Productivity and Quality Center, otherwise known as APQC, defines the ‘perfect order’ basically as ‘perfect order performance,’ which “refers to flawlessly taking and fulfilling a customer order and includes taking the order correctly, allocating...

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Top Five Reasons Why to Use Drop Shipping

What exactly is ‘drop shipping?’ Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which a retailer does not keep goods in stock, but rather transfers customer orders and shipment details to either a manufacturer or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods...

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Top Five Problems with Drop Shipping

In an earlier post, it was discussed what the top five reasons why to use drop shipping were. Now, we will discuss the top five problems with drop shipping. Let’s recall what drop shipping is. Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which a retailer...

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What is EDI?

Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is classified as an electronic communication method that provides standards for exchanging data via any electronic means. Data is transferred from one computer system to another by using a standardized format, without any human...

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Common EDI Documents: 810 Invoice

The 810 Invoice* is used by the supplier to indicate to the buyer the details of the purchase (items, price and quantities delivered). The 810 Invoice will also contain payment details and terms as indicated by the buyer. What makes up the 810 Invoice document?...

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Common EDI Documents: 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice

The 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice** is most often used to indicate one of three things: 1) That payment for an open item is required and settle the account 2) To advise the payee of the details of the payment 3) to advise the payee of any adjustments in the...

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Common EDI Documents: 832 Price/Sales Catalog

The 832 Price/Sales Catalog* is used to provide a trading partner with a report of vendor product data for ordering purposes and maintain an established practice in furnishing trading partners with prices of goods or services in a catalog. What makes up the 832...

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Common EDI Documents: 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice

The 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice** is used by a manufacturer or supplier to notify a trading partner of on-hand inventory that maybe purchased such that a trading partner can take advantage of an opportunity for special buys on overstocked inventories. What makes up...

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Common EDI Documents: 850 Purchase Order

The 850 Purchase Order*** is used by the trading partner to communicate to a supplier the specific items, quantity, and price they want delivered. The 850 Purchase Order will also frequently contain shipping instructions that accompany the purchasing information. What...

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