EDI Use by Importers Increasing

Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 10, 2004 –

– EDI use by importers is increasing as United States retailers remain committed to requiring their suppliers have EDI capability. Retail companies are under pressure to keep prices low and use EDI to efficiently exchange electronic transactions such as purchase orders, invoices and advance ship notices with their suppliers. Electronic transactions are much more efficient. Studies have shown that processing a paper-based order can cost $ 70 or more while processing an EDI order costs a dollar or less.

Wholesale import companies continue to expand their volume of imports into the United States for retail sale. Wholesale import of textiles and apparel grew by 10.3% last year. Already in the first half of 2004, sporting goods imports are up by 6.3% over the same period in 2003.

Reflecting the two trends of continued retailer emphasis on cost efficiency and the rising volume of imports, clients for Web EDI provider CovalentWorks have also been increasing. “We have added significant clients in Canada and Europe in the last six months” said company president Steve Brewer. “We have also added more US clients who are in the wholesale import business”.

“Each of these clients needs an affordable and easy-to-use capability for exchanging EDI with their retail customers. CovalentWorks’ web EDI service is exactly what they are looking for. They can view their orders from anywhere they have web access without installing any software. Invoices are automatically generated for them without additional key entry effort.”

CovalentWorks takes care of facilitating the timely delivery of transactions in 100% compliance with each retailer’s unique requirements. Suppliers can exchange EDI transactions with retailers such as Autozone, Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk, Carson Pirie Scott, Cinmar Frontgate, Circuit City, Costco, Do-It-Best Hardware, Hecht’s, Home Depot, Lowes, Office Depot, Parisian, Target, Toys R Us, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sam’s Club, Sport Authority, Staples, and Wal-Mart.

“CovalentWorks manages all of the headaches associated with EDI, making it easy for suppliers to be in compliance with each retail customers’ EDI mandates,” said Steve Brewer, President and CEO of CovalentWorks. “Clients have more time to focus on growing their business because they do not have to install any software, buy hardware or have any EDI expertise in-house.”

For additional information, contact CovalentWorks at (800) 496-3380 or visit http://www.covalentworks.com.

About CovlentWorks

CovalentWorks provides Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solutions for small and mid-sized businesses that require a cost-effective EDI implementation. Now in its fifth year of operation, CovalentWorks has earned its position as an industry leader through commitment to personalized customer service, an EDI system that has been tested and retested for reliability, security and easy of use, and affordable solutions delivered over the internet. No software, hardware or additional personnel are required. Clients only need internet access and email.


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