Groupon is a US-based online marketplace that connects consumers with local merchants in more than 28 countries. Groupon lets consumers find products they want from businesses in their area.
How we integrate with Groupon
In order to begin trading through Groupon, a supplier must be ready to send and receive transaction documents electronically, conforming to the company’s x12 EDI standards. Cin7 is fully compliant to send and/or receive the following transaction documents:
- 850 Purchase Order—Cin7 translates Groupon Purchase Orders as individual Sales Orders in Cin7.
- 855 Order Response—Cin7 sends Groupon notification of whether you’ve fully accepted or rejected a Purchase Order.
- 856 Advance Shipping Notice—Cin7 translates ASNs into EDI format and transmits notification letting Groupon know when to expect delivery of an order.
- 997 Functional Acknowledgements—Send and receive acknowledgments of received messages.
- 846 Inventory Feed—Cin7 sends Groupon an inventory feed of all products traded with Groupon to ensure products are not oversold.
- 824 Application Advice Document—Cin7 reports if Groupon accepted, accepted with changes, or rejected a previous transaction.
- 870 Order Status Report—Cin7 provides the current status of a customer’s order.
Why should inventory and EDI be connected?
Cin7 simplifies complex omnichannel, omni-fulfillment and multinational businesses with an all-in-one cloud inventory, POS, EDI and 3PL solution. The key benefits to integrating inventory with EDI in a single system include:
- Greater stock visibility as orders automatically come into Cin7 and decrease available inventory.
- Efficient order processing that removes stock right away, preventing overselling.
- Fast order dispatch via Cin7’s warehouse and 3PL integrations.
- Precise order processing. Cin7 creates your Purchase Orders directly from your retailer’s EDI orders.
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