Monday, July 25, 2011
Dear Valued Partner,
We would like to thank you for your partnership in the Zappos EDI initiative. Your continued support and cooperation is greatly appreciated. Our internal testing of the new purchasing system has been going well, and we are working closely with our pilot vendors during the next few weeks to ensure all systems are working as expected. We plan to bring on partners to the new EDI mappings and documents in August. This rollout will require us to move our partners into production in groups, which will allow us to provide our partners the best service possible.
All EDI partners should expect to receive a second notification from our EDI department to coordinate your anticipated go-live date. This notification will include the specific date that Zappos will begin sending the new EDI mappings and documents to you. At that time, we will also expect our partners to begin sending us EDI documents using the new mappings as well. Please keep in mind that our internal system requires our partner's brands to be broken down by supplier, gender, and product type. Accordingly, some partners may receive multiple production notifications. For example, you may receive separate notices for your footwear and apparel suppliers and others may receive separate notices for their men's and women's suppliers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.