X12 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice
This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Inventory Inquiry/Advice Transaction Set (846) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used in the following ways: (1) for a seller of goods and services to provide inventory information to a prospective purchaser, with no obligation to the purchaser to acquire these goods or services; (2) for a representative of a seller of goods and services to supply inventory information to that seller; (3) for one location to supply another location with inventory information; and (4) for an inquiry as to the availability of inventory with no obligation on the seller of goods and services to reserve that inventory.
The Signet Jewelers 846 guide outlines the specific business rules and functional requirements that apply to the Signet Jewelers relationship.
During the supplier on boarding process with CommerceHub you may contact the Vendor Implementation team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in your email:
- Your company name
- Your contact information
- The fact that you are working with Signet Jewelers
- A detailed description of the issue
Once your account is live and in the production environment you will need to work with the CommerceHub Customer Support team on all production related issues. You can contact Customer Support at: 844-HUB-HELP or email@example.com.
MESSAGE PURPOSE AND BUSINESS RULES:
The inventory message is used to keep a merchant up-to-date in terms of the availability status of products. Each time an "IB" functional group is submitted to update inventory status, a supplier is certifying the stock levels for ALL SKU's as of the time of functional group submission, not only those SKU's that are included in the functional group update. If the available count for a SKU has not changed since the last update that SKU is not required to be included in the current update. SKUs that are not included in the current update are considered to be recertified at their previously reported level.
An inventory message will be rejected for the following reasons:
- Merchant ID is not equal to ‘signetjewelers’
- Merchant SKU is missing, not unique or less than 8 characters
- Availability status is not provided
- Quantity is missing or less than 0
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- * Element
- > Component
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