GXS Enables Drop Ship for Retail Suppliers of All Sizes

Cross Channel Retailing Solutions Simplify Order to Invoice Lifecycle.


LAS VEGAS June 06, 2012 -- GXS, a leading provider of B2B integration services, today announced that its solutions enable suppliers of all sizes to engage in drop ship programs with their retail trading partners. With branded packing slips and cross channel support, GXS simplifies the full order to invoice lifecycle and provides a transparent consumer experience.

With the emergence of multiple channels in the retail industry, drop ship, or direct-to-consumer, has become a prominent method for distribution and a significant source of revenue. GXS’s solutions offer suppliers the tools to quickly engage both large and small retailers in the process. Customers follow the same simple process whether they are managing orders with thousands of products for brick-and-mortar stores or a single item destined for a consumer’s home. From order processing to the advance ship notice (ASN) and invoice, suppliers have data integrity and visibility throughout the lifecycle. And, with custom branded packing slips, suppliers are able to create a seamless experience for the consumer, no matter what channel they’ve used.

“Drop ship programs enable retailers to offer a broader range of merchandise on their web sites. They keep prices competitive by shifting inventory and fulfillment responsibility to the supplier,” said Melanie Nuce, director of retail industry marketing for GXS. “Historically, only large suppliers with sophisticated warehouse systems could participate in direct-to-consumer offerings with their retail trading partners. With GXS, even the smallest suppliers are able to support drop ship without costly investments in new systems."

GXS offers scalable, easy-to-use, cost effective solutions for all companies to exchange business documents electronically with trading partners. Suppliers can eliminate manual re-keying and deliver the right information to buyers quickly and accurately. Leveraging the Internet for sending and receiving EDI documents, GXS bridges the differences in technical formats and protocols to enable efficient electronic communication between buyers and sellers. In the time it takes to manually create a purchase order or invoice, GXS customers are up and running, delivering orders, shipments and invoices to the right place while meeting customer compliance requirements.

With more than 20 years of experience and 5,000+ customers in data synchronization, GXS’s B2B integration services simplify the order to cash lifecycle for the retail industry. Focused on improving shipping and receiving through adoption of the Advance Ship Notice (ASN) and serialized carton labeling, companies can easily adapt their B2B programs to serve evolving channels such as internet and mobile commerce. Using a cloud-style approach, GXS enhances the flexibility and agility of integration capabilities for buyers and suppliers. Its comprehensive B2B portfolio is used by more than 90% of the Fortune 500 general merchandisers and more than 200 large retail organizations across the globe to enhance procure-to-pay and logistics supply chain visibility, improve data quality and enable complex trading communities.

About GXS:
GXS is a leading B2B integration services provider and operates the world’s largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®. Our software and services help more than 400,000 businesses, including 72 percent of the Fortune 500 and 22 of the top 25 supply chains, extend their partner networks, automate receiving processes, manage electronic payments, and improve supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, our unique approach to improving B2B integration operations, combines GXS Trading Grid® with our process orchestration services and global team to manage a company’s multi-enterprise processes. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, GXS has direct operations in 20 countries, employing more than 2,400 professionals.

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