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Costco has more than 600 warehouses in the U.S. and more than 200 warehouses worldwide.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, a giant in the retail world since its inception in 1983, has grown to become a key player with hundreds of warehouse stores globally. Despite being a “one-stop shop,” Costco is continually looking for diversity within its suppliers which means diversity in its supply chain. If you’re a supplier, carrier, or 3PL who wants to set up Costco as a trading partner, you may have to navigate its requirement for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Getting Started with Costco EDI 

Similar to companies like Amazon, Target, and Walmart, Costco has specific EDI standards and document requirements. Your business will need to support a range of EDI documents that cover the entire order-to-cash cycle, including but not limited to:

  • 850 Purchase Order
  • 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement
  • 860 Purchase Order Change Notice
  • 810 Invoice
  • 856 Advance Shipment Notice (ASN)
  • 852 Product Activity Data
  • 204 – Motor Carrier Load Tender
  • 214 – Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message
  • 990 – Response To a Load Tender
  • 210 – Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
  • And more!

Connecting with Costo and Your ERP/WMS/TMS System

If you’re not a data guru and setting Costco up with trading partner while ensuring seamless integration with your core business system, an EDI VAN like Kleinschmidt can help. Our tailored data integration solutions function as a hub ensuring real-time data exchange, while enhancing your organization’s efficiency.

Whether you’re using the latest cloud-based solution or legacy in-house software, a sophisticated EDI VAN provider ensures reliable and secure data communications between you and Costco, and other business partners—allowing protocol conversion (example: X12 to EDIFACT or API to EDI), data mapping, and encryption services.

Outsourcing data integration can lighten the load on your IT team allowing internal focus on precise inventory management, and adherence to strict delivery schedules with greater accuracy without you having to worrying about whether your systems are communicating properly.

Need help keeping up with Costco? Kleinschmidt’s experts are on the case!

With more than 20 years of creating EDI, API, and any-to-any data integration solutions, Kleinschmidt facilitates seamless communication between businesses and Costco, from name-brands to small start-ups. When you partner with Kleinschmidt you gain:

  • Round-the-Clock Support: 24/7/365 monitoring of transactions and immediate access to support via phone or email, ensuring your business maintains continuous, uninterrupted communication. Kleinschmidt is familiar with Costco’s EDI formats and our integration team can accelerate setting up as well as testing new partners working with Costco.
  • Unique Integration Solutions: Whether your infrastructure relies on traditional EDI, modern APIs, or a blend of both, Kleinschmidt delivers solutions that fit your technological landscape.
  • Flexible Scaling: Our network grows with your business. From a few to dozens of trading partners, Kleinschmidt’s scalable solutions adapt to your expanding requirements.