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  • All major connectors and document types
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“With Babelway, we make supply chain integrations easy.”

“Babelway enables us to close more sales by extending our integration ability.”

How do we achieve this?

Amazon Vendor Central EDI involves

  • Standard X12 documents (see Amazon Vendor Central EU for European standards)
    • Purchase Orders – 850
    • Purchase Order Acknowledgements – 855
    • Advance shipment notice – 856
    • Invoice – 810
    • Point of Sale – 852
    • Cost & inventory feed – 846
  • AS2, SFTP & VAN transfer protocols.

Because Babelway fully supports these technologies, you will be able to implement any integration flow with Amazon using Babelway.

Note that if you’re looking to integrate with Amazon Marketplace (Amazon Seller) this is a different integration pattern which we support as well.

Tips and success factors

Technology First

Amazon offers excellent support for EDI integration: the online Vendor Central platform is easy to use, well documented, and their support is experienced and quick to respond.
Thus, if the technology hurdles are covered, the implementation and project management effort can be kept to a minimum. So focus on the technology first.

Knowing the Substance of Your Own Messages

Understanding the information contained in your business documents as weell as its location within the document is essential to quickly setting up your flows wihing Amazon, (which will survey you to verify the data in your documents meet the company’s business requirements. Knowing the substance of your own messages will also help in configuring message conversion between Amazon’s system and yours. Be ready to answer any questions about where to find your delivery date, invoice total, and item numbers, etc.

Making Use of Amazon’s Detailed Specifications

Amazon provides details for everything you will need to get messages exchanged properly with the company. Take advantage of the documentation. These specifications are available in Vendor Central, or in Babelway (for registered users). “Getting it right” the first time is possible if you take the time to read through and understand Amazon’s documentation.

Frequently Asked Questions about Choosing the Right Integration Partner

Does Amazon publish a list of authorized providers?

No, Amazon doesn’t offer any service provider recommendations, so choose the provider that best meets your needs.
The partner you choose should support AS2, VAN, or SFTP. However, keep in mind that Amazon has a preference for AS2, a requirement to ask about in a technical solution.

What should I ask a potential integration partner?

Amazon has really streamlined its integration process, so that it’s relatively easy to interface with them. If a service provider has already integrated with Amazon Vendor Central you can feel confident the provider should have a blueprint for helping to establish a connection on your behalf. The remaining technical hurdles will be between you and your prospective provider. Ask the provider to answer the following questions or to demonstrate corresponding functions using the software or platform you’re evaluating:

  • How well does the provider support your message format?
  • How well does the provider support your IT system protocol?
  • Is the connection easy to configure and troubleshoot using the provider’s software or platform?
  • How flexible is the message transformation within the provider’s software or platform?

Does Amazon restrict my integration partner's access to configure the setup?

No, you are entitled to have a third-party integrator configure your entire EDI setup on your behalf. Amazon provides user management controls in Vendor Central to allow you to invite your integrators onto the portal with just the necessary rights: “EDI Self Service Setup” (access to all EDI configurations but no access to your account information, for example).