Build an Unstoppable Wholesale Brand with EDI
Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is a very specific type of language that retailers and wholesalers use to communicate their needs, status and other important details. Because of the way EDI works, a highly trained operator and special equipment is required to make and receive transmissions. EDI communication is a higher, more effective level of communication for brands and retailers.
While you can put out the money to buy all the components and hire someone and train them to run it, this is generally cost-prohibitive for most small wholesalers. Instead, they turn to 3rd party logistics companies like Global Response 3PL.
Your growth potential can suddenly shoot off the chart when you’re able to build relationships with bigger brands that can get your products in front of more shoppers.
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EDI Can Also Get Your Products on the International Stage
EDI is an incredibly flexible platform that allows small manufacturers to get their products into big stores, but it also can be used to for bigger operations looking to break into emerging markets. After all, you can’t send anything on a ship without the right paperwork, or, in the modern world, the right data packets.
Rather than risking a shipment being held up in Customs because someone transcribed your documents incorrectly, you can send them ahead using EDI. When the ship gets to the port, you’re already most of the way finished with everything it takes for your wares to enter the country.
This communication works both ways. If you’re importing goods from overseas, the manufacturer’s EDI system will keep you up to date on the status of your products.