Tesco is a renowned European retail giant and leading multinational supermarket chain. Founded in 1919 in London, UK, Tesco has evolved into one of the largest retailers in the world, serving millions of customers across multiple countries. By leveraging Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Tesco has enabled efficient communication and seamless collaboration with its trading partners.
Whether you’re an SME or a small business, in order to trade with companies like Tesco, you will be required to connect via EDI.
Tesco’s Onboarding Process
In order to trade with Tesco, you’ll first need to become an official supplier. If you haven’t done that already, you’ll need to fill out a form to register your interest. Take a look at their supplier form here.
Once you have agreed on your relationship with Tesco and confirmed the message types, they will send you the necessary documentation. This may include your Supplier ID, which you will need to keep handy.
Then we can set you up with either of our robust and reliable EDI solutions: Netix One or Netix Flow. Both solutions are designed to facilitate seamless sending and receiving of business documents via EDI, ensuring efficient and reliable data exchange.
Our Onboarding Process
We have two EDI solutions available that can connect you to Tescos. Netix One is an easy-to-use web solution best suited for small businesses looking to connect with trading partners. Netix Flow adds additional functionality by integrating with your existing ERP, e-commerce, inventory, or WMS systems to automate key processes. After deciding on what solution suits your business needs, it’s important to provide the team with your:
- Supplier ID
This information helps us to quickly set up a Value-Added Network (VAN) mailbox to which all your EDI messages will be sent and received. Tesco trades using TRADACOMS and EDIFACT which are both common standards for Europe. To exchange messages through the VAN network, you will need to adopt either of these EDI standards.
- Purchase Order
- Shipping Notes
- Proof of Delivery
To ensure that you can start trading with Tesco right away, we make the EDI connection process as smooth, easy, and fast as possible. With pre-configured maps for Tesco, a portion of your connection is already set up and waiting for your solution to be connected. After all information has been passed over, we’ll begin the testing phase. Our Installation team will validate and test your agreed EDI messages on your behalf, ensuring your Netix solution is working as desired. Once testing is complete, we’ll set the date for your ‘Go Live’. You’ll then be set up and ready to start trading with Tesco via EDI.
Benefits of using Netix:
- Send and receive mandatory EDI messages with Morrisons.
- Reduce manual data entry, saving you time and reducing the risk of errors.
- Process transactions faster so you get payments on-time.
- The ability to connect to all your trading partners in one solution.
Check out our connection process with Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and more.
Why You Should Choose Cegedim e-business
We recognise the challenges of EDI and aim to simplify digital trading for you. Our dedicated Netix specialist will prioritise your business and guide you through the process. With their expertise, you’ll receive a seamless onboarding experience, ensuring a swift and successful setup to trade electronically with Tesco.
We’ve designed our pricing model to be future-proof and scalable. When your requirements change and grow, or Tesco want to make a change, our pricing model supports this. In the past year, we have seen several leading supermarkets make changes to their EDI requirements. From changing the EDI standard, they use to mandating the use of documents like Advance Shipping Notices (ASNs), under our pricing model, you wouldn’t pay for the extra development cost to rewrite your connection.
When you’re ready to begin your EDI journey with Tesco, we’re here to provide expert guidance and tailored solutions that align with your unique business needs. Reach out today and let’s embark on this transformative journey together. Enquire about EDI with Tescos today
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