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What is an EDI 864?

Feb 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Becca McCarthy

What is an EDI 864?

An EDI 864 is an electronic document that trading partners use to exchange messages. It is very similar to a text message. You can use an EDI 864 to communicate electronically with trading partner’s and exchange information such as:

  • Contracts
  • Simple messages
  • Explanations
  • Notifications

EDI 864 Format

EDI 864

EDI 864s were designed to be read by humans, rather than for computer processing. While the EDI 864 was created for one-time communications, some companies opt to it use for regular, communication of particular information not handled by a specific EDI document - such as sharing updated store or distribution center location information.
How do I send/receive an EDI 864?

It is fairly easy for a system to send/receive EDI 864s. For the most part, the transmitting is done through the Internet or Value Added Network (VAN). To keep EDI costs affordable, today most EDI transmission is done through the internet using AS2 or secure FTP, eliminating the need for an expensive VAN. The file is kept secure using encryption to keep the data safe.


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Becca McCarthy

Written by Becca McCarthy

Becca has a passion for brands and analytics. She brings expertise from working with Fortune 1000 brands and helping them sell directly to consumers online. An avid online shopper, Becca is thrilled to be a part of Logicbroker and help clients provide a better shopping experience for their consumers. As the Director of Marketing at Logicbroker, Becca focuses on building out the Logicbroker brand, strategic partnerships, and bringing customer success stories to light while keeping a pulse on industry trends and best practices. Becca holds a BA in Communications and English from the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, Becca enjoys cooking, Jeopardy!, and spending time at home with her husband and their two dogs, Zulu and Luna.