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Doing Business With John Lewis

Doing Industry With John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners is a retailer with many department stores in business across the UK, Ireland and the AU.  Not only do they have a dominant storefront presence, but they are also becoming increasingly popular in the online marketplace.  Establishing a trading relationship with a company this large and this reputable is a win for many suppliers and it has earned you a congratulations.  However, you have just gotten started.  There is a lot of work ahead of you and it can become very demanding, very quickly.

When you become a vendor for John Lewis, you will need to get setup with Electronic Data Interchange and manage that connectivity for the length of your relationship.  There are a lot of working parts and it can become very confusing keeping up with communication requirements and managing updates on your own.  But EDI Here can tell you that its easy.  That’s because we’ve been providing fully managed EDI solutions since 1999.   We provide fully managed EDI connectivity to virtually any Trading Partner across the world, including John Lewis.   We can develop, maintain and support the EDI connection you need and send data right back into your accounting package or place of record.

EDI Here takes the manual process out of communicating with your trading partners and sometimes it’s not even an option to send notifications manually.  Manual data entry is very quickly becoming a thing of the past.  EDI is likely going to be a requirement for you to do business with a large company.  If you want your business to expand, connect to warehouses internationally and streamline your supply chain, EDI Here can help you get there. 

What are the documents that are required by John Lewis?

The most common documents traded with John Lewis are purchase orders (Eancom ORDERS) and Invoices (Eancom INVOIC).  However, EDI Here can set you up with any document you need.  Having our own developers on staff means we have the ability to customize your setup to your business model.  We care about your business and we aren’t trying to fit you into our mold.  We already know which documents most Trading Partners are going to need, and we can set you up quickly and efficiently.

EDI Here has facilitated over 35,000 connectivity relationships across the globe.  Here are more common documents traded with popular trading partners:

  • Purchase Order Change (ORDCHG)
  • Payment Order / Remittance Advice (REMADV)
  • Advanced Shipping Notice (DESADV)
  • Inventory Advice (INRPT)
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