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What is a 885 - Retail Account Characteristics document?

The 885 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Retail Account Characteristics. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 885 EDI document type is used to enable a retailer, wholesaler, or broker to provide detailed attributes of a retail store such as a store number, store size, class of trade, and other information to a trading partner.

What makes up the 885 - Retail Account Characteristics document?

An EDI 885 - Retail Account Characteristics document is organized into segment and data elements. A segment can contain at least one data element. Each data element contains a data field. Data elements could include information like store number, product category information, or marketing information, just like a paper account characteristics document. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 885 Retail Account Characteristics. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 885 - Retail Account Characteristics.

How is a 885 - Retail Account Characteristics used?

The 885 EDI document is sent by a seller to inform trading partners of important information about the store or account. After the 885 Retail Account Characteristics is received by the trading partner, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the trading partner indicating that the 885 Retail Account Characteristics was successfully received.

How is a 885 - Retail Account Characteristics processed?

An EDI solution is required to process the EDI documents received into an ERP or accounting system or into a readable format for manual entry. Each trading partner will have an EDI Implementation guide outlining the specific segments, data elements, values accepted, and the applicable business rules to be followed.

eBridge Connections has pre-built maps for all EDI transaction documents including 850 purchase orders, 810 invoices, and 856 advance shipping notices.