Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Dear Vendor Partners,
In support of enhancements to our supply chain systems Zappos will be changing the structure of our Purchase Order (PO) numbers. We will be switching from the previously used format of 1/10 alphanumeric characters to 1/22 alphanumeric characters. The length and context of the new PO format will be variable so please do not develop your solution to recognize a specific format or character string. Zappos expects that any POs received by our vendors with the new format are returned to us with the updated PO number structure. Failure to return the PO number on EDI documents inbound to Zappos or on GS1-128 shipping labels will cause errors in our systems resulting in delays receiving products at our warehouse
It is also important to note that any PO you have received in the past that contains the old format of 1/10 alphanumeric characters will NOT need to be resent or changed to fit the new format. We will be able to process EDI documents, scan GS1-128 labels, and receive products under the old format for orders sent by Zappos before the change.
We are currently planning on changing the PO number structure in the beginning of October; however we do not have an exact date. Please plan accordingly so your system will be ready by October 1st, 2011.
If you have any questions about this or concerns please email the Zappos EDI Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zappos EDI Team