EDI 850/875

The EDI 850 is the Purchase Order—the electronic document that gets everything started. The EDI 875 serves the same purpose but is used by grocery stores.

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What’s in an EDI 850/875?

Since it’s an electronic version of a paper purchase order, the information contained in the EDI 850/875 includes:

  • The specific item or items ordered
  • The price that will be paid for each item
  • The quantities ordered of each item
  • The payment terms
  • Any discounts that are applicable

When is an EDI 850/875 typically issued?

The EDI 850/875 is sent when a retail buyer has decided to purchase items from a supplier, typically after a catalog has been viewed or there has been a discussion about the available products. Once the retailer sends the Purchase Order, the supplier must acknowledge they received the document.  This is done with an EDI 997 (Functional Acknowledgment).  Some retailers may also require the EDI 855 (Purchase Order Acknowledgement).

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