Yes, OPAL will process your orders with 100% EDI compliance and zero EDI document costs – in 8 seconds or less, 24 hours a day – even when there’s no one in the office.  But maybe, even more importantly, OPAL is configured to each business’ financial needs and processes – small or large, one size and process does not have to “fit all” businesses.

As you well know, any company that sells products on-line for big box retailers or e-tailers like Amazon, Wayfair, Overstock, Hayneedle, etc., etc. need EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). It’s a hassle, forcing many suppliers to hire people just to coordinate it and keep it accurate.

Plus, you get to pay for the EDI documents needed. But did you know that this technology has been around since the 1980’s so it doesn’t provide current technology capabilities and it’s certainly not inexpensive. For example, if you were to stream a movie on your mobile device using current EDI technology transmission cost, it would be about $240,000.

However, EDI has been around so long, and is such a core piece of a supplier’s business model, that most simply take it for granted as a necessary cost of doing business. What most people aren’t aware of is that the vast majority of retailers and e-tailers have evolved their infrastructure, or built it to begin with, to enable a direct connection with them. Yes, EDI is still necessary, but there is no longer a need for a 3rd party EDI company to charge for each EDI document. 

OPAL takes advantage of the direct EDI links provided by these retailers and e-tailers enabling you to process a drop ship order with $0 cost for EDI documents – or an LTL, Full Truck Load or Container order for that matter.  OPAL downloads POs (Document 850) from retailers and e-tailers, sends back Acknowledgements (Document 997), ASNs (Document 856), Invoices (Document 810) and Product Inventory (Document 846) with no EDI charges and is 100% compliant with each retailer. It even provides EDI communication with your warehouse (Documents 940 and 945).

You can even process a drop ship order in 8 seconds or less.  By this, I mean you can receive orders from your customer retailers and e-tailers, manage all of their EDI transactions, process and invoice orders through your ERP and accounting system, create packing slips and custom branded 3rd party shipping labels and get them to the warehouse for pick, pack and ship.  It even creates fully compliant Bills of Lading and Manifests where needed for large orders. 

So, yes, OPAL will process your orders with 100% EDI compliance and zero EDI document costs. Please visit us at or call us at 214-274-3755 to schedule a 15 minute demonstration and see what it can do for you.