EDI Connectivity for Amazon in Australia
Amazon, Australia’s fastest growing marketplace.
Selling on Amazon in Australia allows you to reach millions of Australian consumers looking to get your products easier and faster. Compared to the US, Amazon Australia’s marketplace has considerably fewer sellers that are selling products in your category, making it easier for you and your products to stand out. Last year in 2019, Amazon shared their 52% year over year growth and almost a 4% growth in eCommerce sales. Now has never been a better time to get in with Amazon Australia. Selling on Amazon in Australia today, inevitably gets you a head start on moving up the ranks before it certainly gets more crowded.
As an EDI provider, EDI Here has been helping Amazon vendors automate their supply chain processes for many years. EDI Here supports Amazon vendors in all categories including Amazon Vendor Central, Amazon Seller Central and a variety of country specific sites.
What is the difference between Amazon Vendor Central and Amazon Seller Central?
If you are already selling on Amazon, chances are you are using Amazon Seller Central. Amazon Seller Central is the web interface used by sellers to manage and view their orders. If you sell via Seller Central, you’re considered by Amazon as a marketplace or third-party seller. As a marketplace seller, you have different options for managing your virtual storefront. Amazon has a pay-as-you-go system for individual sellers as well as a pro merchant option for high-volume sellers. Pro merchant sellers can also choose Fulfillment by Amazon where Amazon takes care of shipping, customer service, and returns.
Amazon Vendor Central is the web interface used by manufacturers and distributors. If you sell via Vendor Central, you’re called a first-party seller. You’re acting as a supplier, selling in bulk to Amazon. Registration on Vendor Central is by invitation only. A tell-tale sign that a company is selling through Vendor Central is the phrase “ships from and sold by Amazon.com.” Only Vendor Central allows enhanced content, which Amazon refers to as A+ content. What is enhanced content? It’s an extended version of the basic product description including scan-able text that explains the features and benefits of the product as well as product images and often a comparison chart.
Commonly traded EDI documents that are used by Amazon.
EDI 855 – PO Acknowledgement
EDI 856 – Advance Ship Notice
EDI 860 – PO Change Request
EDI 865 – PO Change Acknowledgement
Preferred Communication: AS2
What is needed to setup EDI with my Amazon account?
After signing up as a EDI Here client, EDI Here will use your Amazon Vendor Central (AVC) username and password to access the testing portal. When in production, EDI Here uses an AS2 connection to pull orders from Amazon and push them into your Accounting Software/ERP. Likewise all returning documents to Amazon are sent over via AS2. All of the document transmissions happen behind the scenes and setting up the integration requires testing and communication through AVC’s portal. All testing with Amazon will be carried out by EDI Here on your organization’s behalf.
EDI Here needs all the item information that you may want to use on the test scenarios. As all testing and production communication is confined to the Vendor Central portal, EDI Here does not have any direct contact with Amazon via email or phone.
Once EDI Here has the username, password and required item information, we will build the required connectivity so that the original Purchase Order from Amazon will go automatically into your Accounting Software/ERP as a Sales Order.
Whether you operate on Amazon Seller Central or Amazon Vendor Central, EDI Here’s EDI & API connectivity solutions can help you further improve and automate your supply chain. EDI Here’s EDI & API connectivity solutions for Amazon Australia enhances business processes, improves order accuracy and quickens your order cycle with your trading partners.