Getting Started with EDI

The next level of EDI has arrived at UNFI.   EDI, or Electronic Data Interchange, is an electronic confirmation process proven to be incredibly important to improve the efficiency and accuracy of purchase order and invoice interchange.  EDI is designed to streamline the process by eliminating manual mailings, emails, phone calls or faxes that occur now.   


UNFI is requesting all of our suppliers with EDI capabilities sign up for EDI 850, 875, 855, 810 and 824 capabilities. Attached you will find a copy of our EDI 850, 855, 810 and 824 technical specifications.   Please provide these spec sheets to your internal EDI Team or 3rd Party Provider.  Over the course of the next few weeks, we ask that you please contact our EDI department at  with any technical questions that you might have.  They will provide you with assistance for any technical related questions and testing related activities.  


If your company is not currently EDI capable, there are many reputable third party suppliers. UNFI recommends working with either EDICT or SPS Commerce.  Both of these organizations have capabilities and are UNFI Preferred vendors.  If you utilize a service provider other than one of these two organizations, then we require that you contact EDICT and request interconnect between the two organizations for UNFI to receive the EDI data.


Please let me know if you have any questions.   We appreciate your assistance with this important project. 

Adam Nash

Director, Accounts Payable

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