Target is an American general merchandise retailer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was originally The Dayton Company until the 1960s, when the store's president, Douglas J. Dayton, sought to transform it into one of the nation's largest discount store chains. The first Target store opened in 1962.
Today, Target operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, offering a wide selection of merchandise, including grocery items, household furnishings, and limited-edition clothing lines, at affordable prices. With over 1,900 stores in the United States, 51 supply chain facilities, and 28 office locations globally, about 75% of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Target store.
TrueCommerce offers world-class compliant EDI for Target suppliers. Our cloud-based EDI solution enables you to send EDI documents to Target easily and eﬀectively, with the conﬁdence that your transactions are processed with the proper data and unique EDI guidelines that Target requires.
Target EDI Requirements
Target requires all their suppliers to be EDI capable, whether they deliver to DCs, stores, or via drop ship to consumers. To be EDI Compliant, Target suppliers must be able to send specific EDI transactions that adhere to Target guidelines. These guidelines can be updated at any time, which can make EDI compliance a challenge.
With TrueCommerce’s EDI service, Target suppliers can automate the exchange of EDI business documents, without worrying about non-compliance. Our fully managed service model provides 24/7/365 support including automatic EDI mapping updates whenever Target changes their EDI mandates.
TrueCommerce EDI supports the following Target subsidiaries:
- Target Canada
- Target+ CommerceHub Vendor
- Target.com DVS
- Target.Direct International
- Target International
- Target Canada International
Target EDI Transactions
With TrueCommerce, you can meet Target EDI requirements quickly and easily. Below is a sample list of Target transactions supported by TrueCommerce. All transaction codes used are a part of the ANSI ASC X12 EDI standards. The UN/EDIFACT standard is supported as well as the XML syntax.
Why Choose TrueCommerce
TrueCommerce is a global leader in supply chain connectivity, with more than two decades of experience in the retail industry. Our Target EDI integration enables you to streamline Target order processing to strengthen your trading partner relationship.
- Connect with new retail channels. Automatically exchange transaction and inventory documents with trading partners, including POs, ASNs, and invoices.
- Optimize sales performance. TrueCommerce’s unified order management capability creates efficiencies that help you deliver a consistent experience to customers.
- Improve decision-making processes. Advanced operational analytics dashboards let you evaluate role-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) to enhance processes.
- Gain more visibility. Increase inventory and order visibility across your supply chain for better collaboration between suppliers, distributors, and customers.
Target EDI FAQs
As a Target supplier, you may have questions relating to EDI and your supply chain. Here are a few of the most common questions we receive from suppliers like you:
How does integrated EDI work?
Integrated EDI connects to your ERP system, and translates outgoing data into compliant EDI formats. EDI transactions from your trading partners are received and transformed by the EDI solution into the correct ERP file format, and delivered to your ERP automatically. Learn more about EDI.
- What is EDI compliance?
EDI compliance refers to a supplier’s ability to adhere to specific EDI mandates created by a trading partner. These EDI guidelines can cover what transactions are required, the data that must be included, and even the format of that data. Non-compliance can result in penalties such as chargebacks, so it is critical to choose an EDI solution that supports ongoing EDI compliance. Learn more about EDI compliance.
- What are EDI transactions?
EDI transaction codes are standardized business document formats for key supply chain communications, like Purchase Orders, Advanced Shipping Notices, and Invoices. Each EDI transaction code correlates to a specific business document, and includes the data elements needed for that document. Learn more about EDI transaction codes.
- How can you choose the best EDI provider?
Choosing an EDI provider can be challenging, especially if this is your first time purchasing an EDI solution. You’ll want to consider several factors, including provider experience, integration options, trading partner support, and long-term cost of ownership. You can use our EDI Buyer’s Guide and Provider Checklist to help make the right choice.