Take Charge of Chargebacks Through Streamlined EDI

Dorie StahlerBlog, Chargebacks, Compliance, Customer Support, News

Take Charge of Chargebacks eZCom Software Lingo

Avoiding retailer chargebacks is imperative for maintaining profit margins and a good relationship with your retailer. While it may seem that the retailer is punitive, establishing a connection with your retailer based on compliance and making their processes efficient and accurate can nurture the business relationship. One simple way to avoid chargebacks is to use an EDI service provider that incorporates multiple error-checking features.  Not only is the EDI process streamlined, but you’ll stay in compliance with the retailer’s EDI … Read More

Why Do Retailers Create and Enforce their Vendor Guide?

Dorie StahlerBlog, Chargebacks, Compliance, News

Efficiency! Their goal is improve and track the flow of merchandise as it comes from you or your warehouse to their ultimate destination:  store, distribution center, customer.  As such, the retailer’s  rules can cover a gamut of activities, supplies and vendors including (but not limited to) ticketing, labeling, packing, packaging, freight/shipping carrier, routing, EDI documents and frequency, back orders, packing lists, box type and size, carton packing, prepacks, drop ships, invoicing, returns, and, last but not least, chargebacks. Chargebacks Chargebacks … Read More

What is a Retailer Chargeback?

Dorie StahlerBlog, Chargebacks, Compliance

For any company that supplies to large retailers, “chargebacks” can be more than a troublesome and familiar problem. Retailers use chargebacks or “offset charges” (a kinder moniker for the same consequence) as a way to motivate suppliers to comply with their supply chain requirements. Simply put, one simple vendor error can add up to biiiiiiig financial penalties.  The retailer’s Vendor Guide lists the financial penalty for each rule broken. These chargeback fees can range from $100 for the smallest infraction … Read More

Staff Spotlight: Stas Nazarenko, Support Specialist

Dorie StahlerAbout eZCom, News

Stas Nazarenko’s calm demeanor and technical background help diffuse a supplier’s stress while resolving their EDI problems. His background in IT, appreciation for a manufacturer’s business needs and sense of humor keep the calls both light and productive, making Stas an oft-requested and much appreciated member of the eZCom support team. Q: What do you enjoy most about your job? I really enjoy working with all the people who work at eZCom. Specifically, the EDI support group is full of … Read More

EDI Compliance: What’s In It for Me?

Dorie StahlerBlog, Chargebacks, Compliance, Customer Support, News

By Carol Weidner, CEO, eZCom Software. Most vendors do not love compliance programs. In fact, they usually rate them somewhere between getting stranded in an airport, and active jury duty.  But EDI is here to stay, and compliance rules are a retail reality.  My advice?  Accept the things we cannot change. After all, compliance can offer opportunity.  Vendors can turn enhanced compliance into a competitive edge.  Here’s how: Avoidance of chargebacks is the first and most obvious advantage.  Those hundreds … Read More

B&R Plastics:  Housewares Company Conquers Growing Pains through EDI Software Switch

Dorie StahlerAbout eZCom, Chargebacks, Compliance, Integration, News, Success Stories

B&R Plastics Case Study eZCom Software Lingo

When B&R Plastics landed their first big client, a nationwide retail superstore, they were thrilled. What they didn’t anticipate were unacceptable complications from their EDI provider, such as meeting the retailer’s compliance mandates and large, complex direct-to-store shipping orders. After adding extra staff just to process labels and ASNs and meet delivery requirements, the final straw came when a large order was lost. With possible retailer fines and compliance chargebacks, B&R knew an EDI software change was needed. See how … Read More