BOLD VAN Helps Businesses Meet the EDI Requirements of Macy’s

Macy’s is the largest department store and one of the most recognized brands in America. They have been in business for almost 160 years and operate 751 stores across the U.S. and Guam.

Macy’s is a prime retailer for suppliers of clothing, jewelry, footwear, beauty products, furniture, and home goods. However, before you can join their trading partner network and communicate via their value-added network (VAN), you will have to meet their requirements for EDI compliance.

EDI Requirements for Compliance with Macy’s:


  • 810 Invoice
  • 820 Remittance Advice
  • 832 Product/Price Catalog
  • 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice
  • 850 Purchase Order
  • 852 Sales Product Activity Report
  • 855 Purchase Order Response
  • 856 Advanced Ship Notice
  • 997 Acknowledgment
  • Branded packing slips for drop shipments
  • GS1-128 shipping labels

You will not have to handle the configuration of any of these requirements yourself as a BOLD VAN customer.

Shipping Label Compliance with Macy’s:

Macy’s uses a cross-docking system for expedited distribution through supply centers to individual retail stores. This process reduces costs because products by eliminating storage at the supply center. Instead, products arrive on one side and ship out immediately at the other end of the supply center.

To accommodate their shipping methods, Macy’s uses the SOPI format for ASNs – Shipment, Order, Pack, and Item. (Pick and Pack). Macy’s uses “Mark of Store” ASNs for shipments to a specific retail store and “Non-Mark for Store” ASNs for other shipments. ASNs require all of the common information, such as package weight, shipping information, and packaging details.

As Part of Your Standard BOLD VAN Rate, We Will:

  • Provide you with necessary EDI Software
  • Install EDI Software on your site
  • Configure your VAN for EDI exchange with Macy’s
  • Work with you to test the VAN and all EDI protocols with Macy’s
  • Support and maintain EDI software on your site

Our team will ensure your business is EDI compliant with Macy’s in no time!

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