Testimonials

“Thanks for your service, we are always aware of the latest updates to our customer’s vendor guides. Therefore, we are always compliant when possible and experience fewer charge backs for non compliance.”
LeCreuset of America, Inc

 

“Finally! A reliable source to help alert us to the multitude of routing guide and vendor manual changes¦.TradingPartner.info has proven to be a wise business investment. Thank you for making your service available!”
Vornado Air Circulation Systems, Inc.

 

“This service has provided timely updates and has proven a good return on investment. Like most companies today, we are staffed lean and needed a tool to help us respond timely to compliance and routing changes. Most of our major accounts are represented; as a result, we provide better service to our customers, avoid charge backs and utilize our time more effectively. I have recommended this service to many colleagues.”
Croscill Inc

 

“I am very satisfied with your service and happy that I founded you. It is very good that you give an introductory offer so interested parties can always check if your service is needed for their company. I am looking forward to working with you in the future.”
Park B Smith.

 

“Good information provided, and allows us to get retailer changes in a more timely manner thus eliminating charge backs.”
Mount Vernon Mills Inc.

 

“I find that the information provided by TradingPartner.info is invaluable. We count on this information to keep us updated on our retail partner requirements.
Star Ride Kids, Inc.

 

This a magnificent tool for keeping up with changes in retailer’s guides.
VF Intimates, LP

 

How it Works

Bar Code Graphics reviews (140) Retailer’s Requirements daily and posts all changes to the Trading Partner Information Exchange Portal.   Users set up their account to select which retailers they’d like to monitor, and which type of update they’d like to be notified of.  Email notifications include a summary of changes plus a direct link to the retailers page.  Subscribers receive either instant updates or one daily email containing all changes for the day.

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Retailers

We currently track updates and changes for the following companies:

Food & Drug Sporting Goods General Merchandise
Albertsons Academy AAFES
CVS Finish Line Ace Hardware
Kroger Foot Locker American Eagle Outfitters
Longs Drugs Genesco Bealls Department
Meijer Hibbets Bealls Outlet Stores
Rite Aid Maurice Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Ross REI Belk
Safeway Sports Authority Best Buy
Supervalu Sports Chalet Bob Stores
Winn Dixie BonTon
Walgreens Boscov
Burlington Coat Factory
Castle Building Centres
Cato Fashion
DFS
Dillards
Do It Best
Dress Barn
DSW Shoes
Dunlaps
Elder Beerman
Family Dollar
Macy's
Forman Mills
Garden Ridge
Goodys
Gottshalks
Home Depot
Home Shopping Network
Hudson Bay
JCPenney
Kohls
Lane Bryant
Linens N Things
Lord & Taylor
Lowes
Marshall Fields
May Department Stores
Michaels
Neiman Marcus
Nexcom/Navy Exchange
Nordstrom
Office Max
Peebles
Popular Club
Radio Shack
Saks
Shopko
Springs
Stage
SteinMart
Sur La Table
Toys R Us
True Value
Value City
Variety Wholesalers

Subscription Pricing

Trading Partner Information Exchange is a subscription based service and includes one primary user and 5 sub users.  Each user can customize preferences to direct specific types of notifications to be sent to them.

  • Annual Subscription – $899/year
  • Monthly Subscription – $99/month

To confirm that Trading Partner Information Exchange is a good match for your company, we encourage you to subscribe to a NO OBLIGATION free (30) day trial.

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Overview

Trading Partner Information Exchange was launched by Bar Code Graphics in 2003 as a subscription based service to alert users to requirement changes made by any of their retail trading partners. We currently monitor 140 retailer’s vendor requirements each day and alert users to any relevant changes. This service has been developed to keep our clients informed of changes made by their trading partners without requiring that they use internal resources to check each vendor guide every day.

Benefits

In order to improve retail operations and supply chain processes, retailers are constantly updating and adding new business requirements.  Retailers expect suppliers to check vendor guides daily and to implement changes immediately, which is why the Trading Partner Information Exchange is a necessary resource for any supplier who does business with multiple retailers.

  • Avoid offset charges by having the most current information.
  • Stay up-to-date with all changes for all of your retail trading partners from a single location.
  • Email notifications can be customized and sent only for specific changes and for selected trading partners.

By being informed of updates and new requirements, users are able to meet their retailers’ requirements efficiently and without being assessed compliance charges.

  • UPC (GTIN-12)

  • ISBN/Books

  • Medical/UDI

  • Supply Chain

  • Assets/Inventory

  • Coupon

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UPC (GTIN-12)

There are a variety of different types of barcodes. However, the UPC (Universal Product Number) symbol is the most recognized barcode in the United States, since it appears on almost every retail product. The UPC symbol is the barcode representation of the GTIN-12 which consists of twelve numeric characters that uniquely identify a company’s individual product. The GTIN-12 number is part of the family of GS1 global data structures that employ 14 digits and can be encoded into various types of data carriers.

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ISBN/Books

A requirement for selling a book through booksellers, wholesalers, and distributors is the assignment of unique ISBN numbers for each title and for each book to be marked with a Bookland EAN barcode.

The Bookland symbol allows for encodation of ISBNs (the numbers publishers use to identify their products). Since an ISBN is unique to one particular title (or product), the corresponding Bookland EAN symbol is a title-specific marking which is unique for that title. For example, if a title is available in hard cover, soft cover and as an e-book, three unique ISBN Bookland EAN bar codes are required.

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Medical/UDI

The FDA UDI Mandate is part of a comprehensive healthcare traceability initiative to improve patient safety.  The Unique Device Identifier (UDI) requirement is rooted in holding each member of the supply chain responsible for ensuring each medical device is marked with a UDI barcode with data maintained on the FDA’s GUDID universal database.

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Supply Chain

Logistic barcodes such as the GS1-128 Shipping Label are used to track movement of a shipment within a supply chain.  Since suppliers are making shipments to a variety of trading partners it is essential to integrate the relevant standards and current technology.  The use of EDI and 2D barcodes which can encode much more data has transformed many supply chains.

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Assets/Inventory

The first step in designing an asset tracking system is to determine whether you are working with assets or inventory.  Assets are any items a company uses internally such as tools, equipment, furniture etc.  Inventory are items which are sold, distributed or used by a company.  The distinction between Assets and Inventory is essential in regards to how the items will be marked, scanned and stored.

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Coupon

The successful integration of GS1 DataBar Coupons has dramatically improved many promotions.  The interhent features including; value codes and automatic expiration date checking for retailers, has enabled more efficient redemption, much better security and better metrics to measure the performance of a campaign.

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