How to Print UCC-128 Shipping Labels

​​​​ ucc128label As part of EDI   messages, most of the time, large retail customers like Amazon or Walmart will insist on sending the shipments with cartons affixed with the UCC-128 Shipping labels. These labels have a set of predefined information that are printed in both bar coded and human readable format. Essential information to be printed on a  UCC-128 labels areFrom and To AddressSKU NumberUPC Bar code if availableCustomer Purchase order numberSSCC container codeNumber of cartonsThe information printed on this UCC barcode should [...]

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Understanding Amazon Vendor Central – Order Types

Within Amazon Vendor Central, there are two order types, DC and Direct Fulfillment. They vary in order frequency and processing steps. DC Orders DC stands for Distribution Center, meaning that orders ship to Amazon’s various distribution centers. By default, anybody invited to the Vendor Central Program is added to DC. DC orders work by suppliers shipping inventory as requested by Amazon to one of their distribution centers. Form there, the products are shipped to the end user. Usually, Amazon order requests are [...]

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Amazon Payments Reconciliation

Reconciling payments to Invoices in Amazon Vendor Central can be confusing and time consuming for many users. This post explains how to read the payments and reconcile from vendor central. Invoices and Remittances After logging into Vendor central, under Payments tab, you can view the below categoriesCoOp Invoices Remittance Disptues Current Balance  1. Coop Payments These are the marketing and sales promotion charges Amazon will deduct from the invoices due to the supplier. The charges are agreed between Amazon and the supplier at the time of the [...]

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Amazon Vendor Central Shipping Automation

Processing orders and shipping them in Amazon Vendor Central is a step by step process. Each step has to be executed carefully to avoid any chargebacks. The main steps in Order Processing areConfirming Purchase Orders Preparing Shipment Routing Requests Printing Labels Submitting Advance Shipment Notice (ASN) Submitting InvoicesConfirming Purchase Orders Each order will have one or more items. Each item has to be either Accepted or Rejected. Rejection can be soft Reject or Hard Reject. Soft Reject means the item is not available now but it [...]

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Amazon Direct Fulfillment Inventory Feed

We discussed the merits of doing direct fulfillment with Amazon in our earlier blog.   One of the requirements for doing Direct Fulfillment is that the suppliers should maintain the inventory up to date in the vendor central. As orders are directly fulfilled by the suppliers, Amazon need to know if inventory is available before accepting an order from the online customer. So, it is the responsibility of the supplier to maintain the inventory status updated regularly. Amazon expects the suppliers to provide [...]

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TPSynergy wins 2017 Great User Experience and Rising Star Awards

Best Ecommerce Software Finance Online reviews best Ecommerce applications in terms of Ease of use, user adoption and business benefits. Finance Online reviews various E commerce supply chain platform in terms ofSophisticated search facilities that make it simple for shoppers to find the services or products they need. The capability to list new products complete with feature lists, descriptions, and pictures, categorize them conveniently, and update them when required. Complete automation of the checkout process including accurate calculation of pricing, taxes, and [...]

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Amazon Vendor Central Fulfillment Centers

When Amazon sends EDI orders, they only provide the fulfillment center codes and not the full address. Here is the current fulfillment center codes and their address. You may need to confirm the address by referring to North American Fulfillment center address in the vendor central resource section. But this list can be a ready reference. EWR6 Amazon.com.dedc LLC 275 Omar Avenue Avenel NJ-07001-2240 EWR7 Amazon.com.dedc LLC 275 Omar Avenue Avenel NJ-07001-2240 BWI2 Amazon.com.dedc LLC 2010 Broening Hwy Baltimore MD-21224 SEA8 Amazon.com.kydc, LLC 1227 124th Ave NE Building 2 Bellevue WA-98004 ABE2 Amazon.com dedc, Inc 705 Boulder Drive Breinigsville PA-18031-1533 ABE3 Amazon.com.dedc, LLC 650 Boulder Drive Breinigsville PA-18031-1536 PHL4 Amazon.com.dedc, LLC 21 Roadway [...]

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Benefits of Direct Fulfillment from Amazon

Amazon Vendor Central is the platform for Suppliers to manage their orders from Amazon   Seller Central, Fulfilled by Amazon, Vendor Central Amazon has many channels of selling for suppliers Seller Central: Suppliers manage their listings by themselves. Amazon only provides a platform to display the product and sell it. Prices are decided by the suppliers. They compete against other suppliers who sell the same product. Shipping the product in time is the responsibility of the supplier.  Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA): This is also [...]

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TPSynergy Wins Best Software Award from FinancesOnline

TPSynergy is ranked a best software for Supply Chain Collaboration Finances Online, a very popular review platform for software and B2B Services, recently published a detailed review of TPSynergy solution. This review analyzes the features of TPSynergy, benefits of the solution and market segments. TPSynergy awarded Rising start of 2017 and Great User Experience 2017 award to TPSynergy. TPSynergy Benefits As per the Finance Online Review, TPSynergy allows businesses to greatly enhance their relationships and transactions with their suppliers by giving them total visibility [...]

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EDI Compliance for Amazon

Amazon recommends its Vendors to be EDI Ready as soon as they start doing with business with Amazon. What is EDI To understand the basics of EDI and an overview, refer our earlier blog, Basics of EDI that explains how EDI for a trading partner works.What you need to know about doing EDI with a customer The basic questions to be addressed for any EDI connection areHow to connect to the customer system to receive and send EDI documents What inbound and outbound [...]

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