If you sell to big stores, you either know about EDI or are about to. Candid is a quick and cost-effective solution to make this often intimidating process a lot less painful.
EDI originated in the 1960s as a way for companies to send and receive documents digitally in a standardized way. It was widely adopted by many large companies, and though technology has progressed in leaps and bounds in most other areas of life and business, EDI has persisted and it’s not going anywhere. (Think PDF, but for data.)
Because of the sheer number of orders and suppliers, large retailers like Target, Walmart & Amazon make integrating via EDI a prerequisite for would-be vendors. If your B2B sales strategy involves these retailers, EDI becomes a necessity. While it may seem outdated and cumbersome, EDI remains the industry standard, powering tens of billions of dollars in transactions every year.
Everyone’s setup is different, but broadly speaking orders and inventory can flow back and forth between Candid and your EDI destination. Our dedicated team takes charge of the integration setup and testing, while working closely with the various stakeholders at your company. The rest of the experience retains the familiar and user-friendly features of Candid you already know.