Why Target Suppliers Are Switching to BOLD VAN

Target moves VANs to gain more features and reliability. What are you waiting for?

Target moves VANs to gain more features and reliability. What are you waiting for?

As a Target supplier, making sure your current Value-Added Network (VAN) is meeting all of your EDI functionality needs is important. Recently, Target switched VAN’s to increase their functionality and create a more reliable system; a big (and rare) decision for a major retailer.

Many Target suppliers are looking for a more affordable solution with unlimited data exchange that makes working with their trading partners easier.

Why does this matter to you?

Maintaining a good relationship with Target is important to you, so you need to ensure that your system communicates with theirs in the most efficient way possible, but you don’t want to break the bank. BOLD VAN can help with that.

Target switched VAN’s to increase functionality and better meet their needs. For you to best serve them, you need to ensure that your current VAN has all the capabilities you need to provide service not only to Target but every company you supply.

Network choice makes a difference

You may be thinking, “my VAN is working just fine, why would I need to make a change?” Even if your current functionality is adequate, the VAN you’re on does make a difference, especially when you’re dealing with a large retailer such as Target.

We have all of the same functionality that Target switched networks to obtain and we get all of the same updates as Target. Using BOLD VAN enables you to monitor file pickups, baseline supplier activity and detect if a PO has not been picked up in the same time frame as the other PO’s for that supplier. So, if you’ve wanted to make a change, now is the time to do it.


Having the same functionality as Target allows us to work closely with them. We are a fully functional Tier 1 VAN that already handles tens of thousands of trading partners and millions of interchanges every month.

We are reliable and cost-effective, that means that you get all of the functionality that Target is getting at an affordable price. Setup is free, we handle the entire migration process, and we keep you in the loop with the ability to monitor and manage the entire migration.

As always, we’ll migrate you to our VAN for free. Your documents are secure, you can access them online, and our uptime is 99.998%!

The Benefits of Migrating With BOLD VAN

We understand that migrating can be a stressful prospect, but with BOLD VAN, we take the risk out of the migration process.

We migrate at the VAN level, and the process is entirely transparent to your trading partner community.

Our cloud-based EDI portal, BOLD Manager, provides a visibility tool that allows you to see when your trading partners move to our network and when you are receiving data from them. There is zero risk of data loss or disruption to your existing trading partner communication during the migration process!

There are no hidden fees in the BOLD VAN migration process. There are other providers out there that will hit you with a bunch of fees for setup, termination, interconnect or overage and more. You’ll never have to worry about hidden fees with us.

Proactive vs. Reactive

Fast EDI ImplementationThe decision to switch VANs is an important one. If you’re not where you want to be, don’t wait until there’s a crisis to make a move to a VAN that provides the functionality you need.

Target suppliers love that BOLD VAN gets all Target updates and all the functionality they’re receiving at a better price. A proactive approach will save you time and valuable resources as you continue doing business with one of the biggest retailers in the United States.

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