This article explains the alternative EDI integration option for customers whose order volume is low and are looking for a cost friendly solution for getting their EDI orders uploaded and tracking sent back.
What is a CSV Cart?
A more cost-friendly solution for EDI orders is integrating via a CSV cart. The CSV cart uses an FTP Server that will allow you to manually upload and export your orders and tracking data to and from your EDI portal.
The main difference between the CSV cart and an automated EDI integration is that it will not be nearly as automated with the CSV cart. With the CSV cart option, you would need to manually acknowledge and then manually export the order files from SPS Commerce or CommerceHub into CSV, then drop the CSV to the FTP server we provide you.
For Shipments and Inventory, same thing. We would drop the files to an FTP server and you would then need to grab those files and manually upload them to the SPS Commerce or CommerceHub portal and then create the invoice in the portal.
Choosing the manual CSV cart option will depend on the amount of orders that you get. If it's a handful a week at most, the manual processes may be the best solution for your business. But if it's many orders every day, then it's almost a full-time job keeping up with the manual processes and we recommend investing in the automated EDI integration. For more information regarding our pre-mapped EDI integration option click here.
If you have any questions or would like a quote for the CSV cart integration please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org