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March 21, 2018

Target.com Direct Vendor Ship (DVS) is requiring 855 automation from all vendors by June 1, 2018. Supplier action needed.

Target.com Direct Vendor Ship (DVS) is requesting an 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment be sent automatically within 30 minutes of receipt of the 850 Purchase Order. The 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment communicates acceptance of all items on a particular 850 Purchase Order. All vendors must be compliant by June 1, 2018 or face significant consequences.

After June 1, vendors who are not 100% compliant with this requirement will be at risk of item suppression from Target.com resulting in a stop of all orders. This goes beyond non-compliance fees and chargebacks with Target halting vendor orders completely if they do not get on board with this EDI update. Warnings are currently being emailed to suppliers who are not performing as required for 855 IA documents being sent too slowly or not at all.

Important Facts About this EDI Update:

  • Only affecting Target.com DVS Vendors at this time
  • EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgement transaction document is not a substitution for this required document
  • It is strongly suggested by Target that vendors automate the 855 IA
  • If any item needs rejects, a secondary 855 Acknowledgment should be sent by the vendor with those rejection details

To ensure you are fully compliant with this and other Target requirements, work with your EDI team or provider.

For more information regarding the 855 Automation visit the Target Vendor Portal.

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