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EDI Documents: The 852

The EDI 852

What is the EDI 852?

The EDI 852, also called the Product Activity Report, tracks current retailer inventory and sales rates. The 852 document provides suppliers with valuable information necessary that can inform planning, shipping, and warehouse management.

What information is in the EDI 852?

The information in an EDI 852 can vary, as retailers don’t all provide the same information to suppliers. Frequency can also be different. Some trading partners will send it often, others less frequently, and some retailers won’t provide an EDI 852 at all.

That said, here is the information you can typically expect to find in an EDI 852:

The EDI 852
  • Items and quantities sold (in dollars)
  • Items and quantity sold (in units)
  • Quantity on hand (inventory held by the retailer)
  • Quantity on order
  • Returns (if applicable)

Why the EDI 852 matters.

The EDI 852 Product Activity Report uses Point-of-Sale (POS) data that indicates how well a product is performing at retail, and how much of it remains in stock with the trading partner. Results can be broken out by geography or by specific parts in a product line. It provides a snapshot that helps brands manage inventory for future shipments and offers insight that can inform discussions about ways to increase sales with a retail partner.

Retailers that are set up with us to provide EDI 852 are listed below. Don’t see one of your trading partners? Just reach out to us and we’ll get to work on it.

Want more information about the EDI 852 or other EDI documents? You’ll find it here. 

  • Best Buy
  • Best Buy Canada
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Canada
  • Belk
  • Big Lots
  • BJ’s Whole Sale
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Bloomingdale’s Outlet
  • Bluemercury
  • Boscov’s
  • Burlington
  • Cavender’s
  • CVS
  • Delhaize
  • Dillard’s
  • Dunham’s
  • Fred Meyer
  • H-E-B Grocery
  • Holt Renfrew
  • The Home Depot
  • The Home Depot Canada
  • JCPenny
  • JCPenny Canada
  • Kitchen Collection
  • KMart
  • Kohl’s
  • Kroger
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Macy’s Backstage
  • McKesson
  • Meijer
  • Micro Center
  • Mills Fleet Farm
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods
  • Nordstrom
  • Off Broadway Shoes
  • Office Depot- OfficeMax
  • Office Depot Canada
  • PetSmart
  • Piggy Wiggly
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Saks Canada
  • Sears
  • Sephora
  • Sephora Canada
  • Shopko
  • Stein Mart
  • Target
  • Target Canada
  • Ulta
  • Wakefern Food Corp.
  • Zellers