EDI 810 - Invoice

The EDI 810 is also known as EDIFACT INVOIC and x12 810 Invoice, or, EDI Billing. An EDI Billing is an electronic version of a paper invoice that sellers send to buyers to request payment for products delivered.


It is typically sent in response to an EDI 850 Purchase Order as a request for payment once the goods have shipped or services are provided. A vendor will generate an EDI invoice transaction set 810 that commonly contains the following:


  • Invoice details such as invoice number and date
  • Shipping details
  • Payment terms
  • Item information including prices and quantities
  • Discounts

View the full list of EDI X12 documents and transactions

What is EDI 810?

An EDI 810 also known as x12 810 Invoice is an electronic document that a seller would send to its buyer to request payment for goods and services rendered. This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.

The EDI 810 electronic invoice is one of the most commonly used and a fundamental document in an automated EDI system.

Benefits of the EDI 810

The main benefit of an automated EDI 810 document is that it allows for the rapid exchange of important transaction information computer to computer. This in turn saves you time, money and labor costs associated with manually preparing, printing and delivering a paper based invoice.

Reduced Manual Effort

Eliminate Errors

Improve Cash Flow

No delays between your customer sending an order and you receiving it.

How is an EDI 810 Used?

Traditionally an EDI 810 invoice is sent to a buyer in response to an EDI 850 Purchase Order, to request payment.

Upon receiving an EDI 850 purchase order, the supplier sends a 997 acknowledgment to confirm the receipt of the order. The order is then fulfilled and delivered to the buyer along with an 810 invoice. 

Information included in an EDI 810 invoice is organized into segments and data elements in accordance with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.

Other EDI documents that can be exchanged in response to an EDI 810 include:

  • EDI 855 – Purchase Order Acknowledgment  
  • EDI 856 – Advance Shipment Notice
  • EDI 997- Functional Acknowledgement

EDI 810 Invoice Segments

Instead of a paper based invoice delivered via snail mail or fax the EDI invoice is the electronic version that contains:

  • Invoice Number
  • Invoice Terms
  • Payment Terms
  • Shipping Date
  • Vendor Number
  • Items ordered and their cost
  • Quantity
  • Carrier information
  • Billing and shipping details 
  • Date of invoice
  • Any discounts charges and/or allowances

EDI 810 Specifications

The EDI 810 X12 Transaction set is used to provide billing transactions in an industry-standard specified format


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.

EDI 810 Invoice Transaction Sample

EDI 810 Invoice - Transaction Sample

EDI 810 Sample


ISA*00*          *00*          *16*SENDER1        *1B*RECEIVER1      *071216*1406*U*00204*000000263*1*T*>




N1*ST*ABC CORPORATION*9*123456789-0101












ISA -Interchange Control Header – Provides Sender1 and receiver1 ID’s, authorization, security information, and ANSI X12 version used for the transmission.

GS- Functional Group Header – Contains sender1 and receiver1’s code with the date and time of exchange. 

ST- Transaction Set Header – It identifies the type of EDI document.

BIG Segment – Creation date and purchase order and invoice number.

N1 Segment – Name and address information.

 IT Segment – Contains information about the item:  quantity invoiced – unit price- unit of measurement, and etc.

DTM Qualifier-  Refers to the date and time when the shipment leaves the supplier. 

SAC – Contains information about the service, promotion, allowance, and any relevant charges.

TDS Segment -Contains the total invoice amount. 

CTT Segment – This segment contains transaction totals. 

SE Segment- This is the transaction set trailer that specifies the number of segments included between ST and SE. 

GE Segment -Refers to the functional group trailer. It specifies the number of transaction sets included. 

IEA Segment- This is an interchange control header. It specifies the number of functional groups included in the transmission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common errors in EDI 810 transactions often revolve around inaccurate or missing data such as incorrect invoice numbers, billing amounts, or invalid product codes. These errors can lead to payment delays and reconciliation issues between trading partners.

Ensuring compliance with EDI 810 standards involves implementing robust validation processes. This includes validating data fields such as invoice numbers, amounts, and codes against the established standards set by organizations like ANSI X12 or EDIFACT. Additionally, regular audits and updates to EDI systems can help maintain compliance.

EDI 810 integration can significantly streamline a company’s accounting processes by automating the invoicing and payment reconciliation tasks. By eliminating manual data entry and reducing processing time, EDI 810 integration can improve accuracy, efficiency, and overall financial visibility for the organization.

While EDI 810 transactions are widely used across various industries, sectors with high volumes of invoicing such as retail, manufacturing, and healthcare tend to benefit the most. These industries often deal with complex invoicing processes involving multiple parties, making EDI 810 an efficient solution for streamlining transactions.

To mitigate risks associated with EDI 810 transactions, companies can implement encryption and secure transmission protocols to safeguard sensitive financial data. Additionally, establishing clear communication channels and protocols for resolving disputes or discrepancies can help mitigate potential conflicts between trading partners.

Get Started Today!

Experience the effortless power of Commport’s Integrated EDI solution today!

Say goodbye to complicated and costly software installations, and forget about the need to be an EDI expert or create your own mappings. Our seamless solution adapts effortlessly to your business’s growth, making adding new customers a breeze.

With fast and reliable translation, you can rest assured that your EDI processes are in safe hands, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – your business. 

Why Choose Commport EDI Solution?

1. Easy integration with any trading partner
2. Commport EDI solutions are scalable as your business grows
3. Affordable pricing and pay-as-you-go plans available
4. Dedicated world-class customer support
5. 100% EDI compliance guaranteed
6. Trusted by 6000+ customers

Take the next step towards efficiency and success with Commport. Get a free quote today! 



What People Say About Us

Discover the transformative impact of our EDI, CPS, and VAN solutions through the powerful testimonials of satisfied clients who have experienced remarkable results with Commport products and services.

Looking for more? We got you!

We got the goods to help you utilize your EDI services effectively. We encourage you to explore our available resources below

Full List of EDI ANSI X12 Documents and Transactions

Read the full list of EDI x12 Documents and Transactions. PDF version available for download!

The Complete EDI Guide

Dive into this complete guide to all things EDI. From the history to EDI to the costs of doing EDI, this guide covers it all! Dive in

Getting Started with EDI

EDI can make life so much easier for businesses that need to pile through hundreds of pages of reports, invoices and data. Sounds great—but what does your business need to get started with EDI? Find out where to start!

Need Help? Download: EDI Buyers Guide

Unlock the full potential of your supply chain with our comprehensive EDI Buyer's Guide — your first step towards seamless, efficient, and error-free transactions