Retail Distribution

Conducting business with today’s brick and mortar, home shopping and catalogue retailers requires that trading partners adhere to strict guidelines when fulfilling their product. That’s why it’s incredibly important that you choose the right retail fulfillment partner because if you don’t get it right, you may miss out on vital shelf space, airtime or placement!

At Fosdick Fulfillment we are experts at retail compliance, having perfected our processes through decades of experience in retail fulfillment. Let us help you navigate this intricate world of retail distribution to ensure your business-to-business relationships flourish.

Our retail distribution experts will review, develop, and help you implement your specific retail fulfillment distribution program requirements. At Fosdick we have the ability to interface with the most common retail data exchange platforms including Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), File Transport Protocol (FTP) or Applicability Statement 2 (AS2). While the most common of these is EDI, regardless of your current set up, Fosdick has the ability to integrate with your systems and receive and process data in a fashion that is custom-tailored to work with your systems.

In evaluating all retail requirement and compliance issues, our retail distribution experts employ a comprehensive and proprietary system called EDI Complete™. This comprehensive solution, unique to Fosdick, offers our client partners the opportunity to leverage a state-of-the-art value-added network at a fraction of the normal cost, without the additional expense of outside labor and administration

Common EDI documents that Fosdick exchanges through EDI Complete™ include:

Protocol 810 – Invoice
Protocol 812 – Returns
Protocol 816 – Organizational Relationships
Protocol 820 – Remittance Advice
Protocol 850 – Purchase Order
Protocol 855 – Purchase Order Acknowledgement
Protocol 856 – Ship Notice/Manifest (also known as Advanced Shipping Notice or ASN.)
Protocol 860 – Purchase Order Change Request (from Buyer)
Protocol 864 – Text Message
Protocol 997 – Functional Acknowledgement
EDI Complete™ is an end-to-end solution from the initial receipt of purchase orders to compliance with any and all routing requirements to transmission of automated shipment notices to final transmission of program invoices.

Our retail fulfillment production department can facilitate a variety of “label” requirements including SSCC18 (UCC-18) and SSCC-14, as well as provide consistent monitoring services of text messages and update performance retail databases for all trading partners.