eBags – Changes to the REF segment on the 850 POs – Update Change

March 29, 2011

Greetings from the eBags Fulfillment team-

After further review, we have a slight modification from changes we communicated a few weeks ago. As we continue to grow and add additional selling channels, we want to the ability to simply add the new channel code (such as Handbags, or Amazon). The below described change will better position both eBags and our partners to easily add the new channels with a simple mapping addition.

Changes to the REF segment on the 850 PO’s

As you may or may not be aware, eBags is working on a new website – Handbags.com. We want to be able to distinguish eBags orders from Handbag orders and have decided to make an addition to the REF segment on the 850 Purchase Order to differentiate the two channels.

Currently, all PO’s show this:

REF*IA*EBAGS USA~
REF* TH*126089783~ (this is the 3rd Party Billing account we want the particular order to ship on)

As we start to introduce our current Drop Ship partners into the Handbags channel, we would like to add an additional REF segment to notate the appropriate channel. We will work with each applicable partner on the date of this change. We can start these changes as early as mid April. This change will be a requirement if our drop ship partner is going to ship with eBags on the additional selling channels.

For an eBags channel order, it will appear like this:

REF*IA*EBAGS USA~
REF* TH*126089783~

REF*PB*EBAGS~

For a Handbags channel order, it will appear like this:

REF*IA*EBAGS USA~
REF* TH*126089783~

REF*PB*HANDBAGS~

Please let us know if you have any concerns about this change.

Thank you-

eBags Fulfillment team