EDI 180 - Return Merchandise Authorization and Notification
The EDI 180 Return Merchandise Authorization and Notification is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set that is used by retailers and suppliers during the returns process. It can be used as both a request and an authorization, as well as a notification document.
What is EDI 180?
An EDI 180 Return Merchandise Authorization and Notification, is used by retailers and suppliers during the returns process. It can be used as both a request and an authorization, as well as a notification document. For example retailers use the EDI 180 to request authorization for a merchandise return, as in the case of damaged or defective products. Retailers can also use this document to notify suppliers about consumer returns to their store.
Upon receiving an EDI 180 the receiver will reply with an EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgement
This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.
Benefits of EDI 180
All EDI documents are securely encrypted in transit, allowing trading partners to send sensitive data safely. Using the EDI 180 can help streamline the returns process for both retailers and suppliers.
How is an EDI 180 Used?
An EDI 180 Return Merchandise Authorization and Notification contains information about a merchandise return. The EDI 180 can be used for the following purposes:
- To make a merchandise returns request
- To request for authorization
- To request a disposition of the return
- To notify about the return
- To notify about the consumer return
EDI 180 Components
EDI 180 transactions include key information about a return. Because EDI 180 can be sent bi-directionally for multiple types of communications, the document also needs to specify its specific use case. Key data that may be included on EDI 180:
- Product information (SKUs or UPCs)
- Authorization, request, or notification
- Reason for return
- Shipping information
EDI 180 Specifications
ANSI ASC X12
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) chartered the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 to develop uniform standards for inter-industry electronic exchange of business transactions, namely electronic data interchange. ASC X12 also contributes to UN/EDIFACT messages that are used widely outside of the United States.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is defined as the electronic communication process for exchanging data amongst trading partners without human intervention. Simply put, EDI provides a technical basis for commercial “conversations” between two entities, either internal or external.
EDI encompasses the entire electronic communication process including:
- Message Flow
- Document Format
- Software Used to Interpret Documents
An Integrated EDI solution translates your inbound documents, like purchase orders, from your trading partners’ EDI files into a format that can be imported directly into your ERP, accounting or other business system.
When you’re ready to send out invoices, PO acknowledgments or other outbound documents, it takes the format exported from your system and translates it into the EDI formats required by your trading partners.
Commport’s Integrated EDI solution has no complicated or expensive software to install, and no need for you to be an EDI
expert or create your own mappings
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Translation is fast and reliable – so you can focus on your business
Key Features of Commport's Integrated EDI
- Documents flow into and out of your business system without any human interaction.
- Commport handles all of the ‘EDI’ work.
- No delays between your customer sending an order and you receiving it.
- Reduce manual effort
- Eliminate errors
- Improve cash flow
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