EDI 832 Price/Sales Catalog

The EDI 832 Price/Sales Calalog is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set that is used to electronically exchange detailed product and price information between a buyers and suppliers. Suppliers can use the EDI 832 document as an e-catalog or digital catalog to deliver the full catalog of their products and pricing electronically, rather than through a traditional paper catalog.

What is EDI 832?

An EDI 832 is a price/sales catalog which replaces a paper catalog and is used to electronically exchange detailed product and price information between a supplier and its trading partners, including retailers and distributors.

This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.

EDI 832

Benefits of EDI 832

All EDI documents are securely encrypted in transit, allowing trading partners to send sensitive data such as pricing and contact information safely. Implementing the 832 price/sales catalog offers benefits to both the retailer or distributor (receiver)) and the supplier (sender). Without using an EDI 832, manufacturers would need to update the product and communicate the information manually to their trading community.

Reduce manual effort  while saving time by automating the receipt of price/sales calalog information

Eliminate errors by reducing the volume of paperwork and increase operating efficiencies

How is an EDI 832 Used?

Using the EDI 832, manufacturers and suppliers no longer need to use outdated paper catalogs to communicate product pricing and characteristics. An EDI 832 lowers manual labor cost, reduces human error, and streamlines purchasing which benefits consumers with cheaper products that are shipped faster. EDI 832 can also be integrated into the organization’s existing ERP or back-office system to further reduce manual data entry and updates product data in real time.

EDI 832 Price/Sales Catalog Segments

  • Seller name and contact information
  • Terms of sale
  • Unit price and taxation detail
  • Product item identifiers/services such as UPC/EAN/GTIN
  • Physical Details including packaging
  • Unit of measurement

EDI 832 Specifications 


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:

  • Transmission
  • 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

The solution grows easily as your business grows and adding new customers is easy.

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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