Are you a Magento merchant that drop ships or is looking into featuring drop shipped items on your storefront? If so, are you aware there is a solution for automation? With electronic data interchange (EDI), you can eliminate the manual processes of drop shipping with your vendors and receive orders in one format, maintain accurate inventory levels, and more.
Magento merchants who are drop shipping have the ability to open up an endless aisle of virtual inventory by connecting with multiple vendors that carry different product offerings. Inventory levels are kept accurate and up to date with EDI 846 documents (product inventory). With EDI, your drop ship suppliers are integrated directly with you. When sending 846s and 810s (invoices) and receiving 850s (purchase orders) the documents flow faster than email, fax, or phone calls. The efficiency and speed of EDI transactions has made it a popular choice. As the transition to efficiency increases, it is likely most vendors will be EDI compliant, allowing you to receive all order documents in just one format.
When both supplier and retailer elect to have an EDI integrations to their ERP or OMS, EDI procurement documents will appear in the respective system automatically. This automation removes the need for human involvement and manual data entry. Instead of relying on employees to rekey order information, they can shift their focus to other aspects of business to make your company more efficient—leading to quicker order fulfillment, more sales, and better customer service.
Choosing to integrate your Magento store with EDI enables automation, scalability and Magento drop ship automation. Leveraging an EDI platform enables you to rapidly onboard trading partners and enjoy end-to-end EDI integrations that eliminate manual touches from order fulfillment – expediting the entire process. With drop ship automation, you can easily open up an endless aisle on your Magento site for your customers without the need to hold inventory or take up limited warehouse space.