Welcome to Dot! We are thrilled to partner with you. This page provides the information and documents you need to complete all requirements for sending sample cases, publishing item data via Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), submitting pricing information, and setting up all transaction sets via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
A case sample of all stock items must be received by Dot Foods eight weeks prior to the first deliveries. Failure to provide us with complete item data and case samples by this deadline may result in a delayed launch.
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To set up new items in our system, the item spec data must be published via GDSN. Please work with a GDSN-certified data pool provider to upload item data and publish the items. If you are not already signed up with a data pool, here is a list of certified data pools.
In addition to publishing item data via GDSN, pricing information must be submitted. There are two options for submitting pricing electronically.
Once all item data has been corrected and the pricing information has been received, the items will be set-up and assigned Dot numbers.
EDI is the fastest, most efficient way to communicate purchase orders, purchase order confirmations, advance ship notifications, invoices, pricing, and sales reporting. There are two options to set up EDI with Dot Foods: in-house EDI or outsourcing EDI.
If you want to outsource your EDI needs to a third-party provider but have not chosen one, reference our third-party provider list. These companies already have Dot specs developed for quicker setup.
If you already use an EDI third-party provider, inform them that you would like to add Dot Foods as an EDI trading partner.
EDI WITH DOT STEPS
Electronic Pricing: There are two options for submitting pricing electronically:
Sales Reporting: There are two options to receive sales reporting:
EDI TESTING PROCESS
EDI In-House trading partners: Each transaction set will be tested prior to production. This will include AS2 connectivity testing.
EDI third-party provider trading partners: If your third-party provider has already tested transaction sets with us, only 856 ASN transaction set will be tested prior to production. If the provider has not tested transaction sets with us, then all transaction sets will be tested.
Once testing is complete, all transaction sets will be moved to production. The EDI transactions need to be in production prior to our first purchase order.