Relieve Your Shipping Label Headaches

BOLD Van creates the labels; you print them locally.

By Molly Goad

BOLD VAN has added an impressive component to its managed services solution: BOLD Label Cloud. 

The new offering allows clients to route EDI-compliant GS1/UCC-128 labels directly to their local computers or straight to their warehouse for printing. 

BOLD Label Cloud is just another way we are forging ahead to make the shipping process as smooth and quick as possible, therefore increasing your profit and maintaining your customer satisfaction. 

We know that label creation can be cumbersome for many of our customers. Some clients have to create labels manually and print one by one. This opens the door to typos and other errors that can be detrimental to an order.  

BOLD Label Cloud puts an end to these headaches by producing the proper labels for you. The labels are generated with all of the information already gathered in our EDI solution, so you know it’s correct and compliant with your partners’ requirements. 

How It Works

BOLD Label Cloud is integrated into our managed services solution. First, BOLD VAN receives order data from your vendors and confirms receipt of the data by sending a 997 functional acknowledgment document to you. (The 997 is an EDI-compliant electronic receipt; it essentially tells our clients, “Yes, we have the info from your customer and we are on it!”)

BOLD VAN transforms the data into the proper EDI format and loads it into its  distribution enablement system (DES), which you can learn more about here.

Users are able to ship their merchandise in many ways: We support labels for cartons, pallets, mixed pallets, and pick-and-pack packages. With BOLD Label Cloud, you choose the appropriate label and it makes a beeline to your printer; it’s that simple. 

Once the label is nailed down, BOLD VAN sends out the 856 advance ship notice, notifying your customer of what’s heading their way. Finally, it’s payday: BOLD VAN  transmits the invoice. Rest assured, every single document complies with EDI. We take care of all of this, so you can focus on other areas of your business.

What’s a GS1/UCC-128?

This type of label is used most frequently in the manufacturing and retail industries. The EDI-compliant label contains pertinent information, such as the item packed and quantity. Once printed, the label goes on the pallet or carton, and off the package goes. When it arrives at the destination, the label is scanned and inventory is updated immediately. 

Getting Started

Existing customers can add BOLD Label Cloud to their solution today by contacting us. And to find out how to get started with our full suite of EDI solutions, get in touch with us! Call 844-265-3777 or email

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