X12 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment
This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Purchase Order Acknowledgment Transaction Set (855) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to a seller's acknowledgment of a buyer's purchase order. This transaction set can also be used as notification of a vendor generated order. This usage advises a buyer that a vendor has or will ship merchandise as prearranged in their partnership.
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Each PO1 segment represents a single line item. SKU information may or may not be present depending on the type of merchandise being replenished.
A maximum of 99 (PO1 segments) per purchase order confirmation transaction is allowed. If more than 99 items are being ordered for a given location, department and order date, then multiple transactions must be created. Any line items exceeding the 99 line limit will be rejected in Sears processing.
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