SPS Commerce is a renowned integration company that is partnered with over 100+ retailers. SPS Commerce integration lets you grow your retail business and leverage a direct EDI solution with ShipBob by automating order fulfillment from retailer partner websites.


Overview

With the SPS & ShipBob integration, you can now connect your retail business operations directly to ShipBob. This is extremely useful when you are working with multiple retailers but do not want to maintain the relationships across multiple mediums. SPS Commerce can become a one-stop shop for your EDI needs.

EDI stands for electronic data interchange, and in this context, it means that SPS, on behalf of retailers such as Walmart, Target, etc. will be sending documents back and forth to Shipbob. These documents include purchase orders and advance shipment notices. The electronic data interchange will happen automatically and seamlessly in the background without any manual interview from the merchant.

Here is an example of the SPS <> Shipbob workflow for EDI integration:

Note: this is an example of a dropshipping workflow


Key Features

Access to user-friendly online web portal that allows you to:

  • Manage retailer relationships

  • View purchase orders

  • View documents such as packing slips

  • View advance shipment notices (ASN)

  • Generate invoices

  • View connectivity information between various platforms connected to SPS

What’s needed for this?

  • SPS account

  • Shipbob account

Setting up SPS <> Shipbob Connection:

Make sure the retailer is approved by Shipbob before proceeding with steps. Please reach out to your merchant success manager if you have any questions about this.

  1. Merchant will need to be an SPS Commerce customer.

  2. Shipbob will collect onboarding information such as third party billing, identifying SKUs and inventory, and more.

  3. Merchant will be provided with a guide to authenticate SPS and Shipbob to allow the electronic data interchange (EDI).

  4. Shipbob and SPS will complete testing between both parties (merchant participation is not needed).

  5. Once testing is completed, Shipbob will communicate with merchant with a go-live date. On go-live date, the automation system will be turned on so that orders and advance shipping notices will be generated and sent without the merchant having to touch anything in either system.

  6. Note: merchant will still be responsible for the invoicing retailer aspect.

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