Supplier Shipment and Cancellation Integration Options

Dsco provides multiple avenues for you to add your shipment and cancellation information within the Dsco platform. The best option for you depends on a number of factors. You may need to discuss the various options with your IT and operations departments to determine the best option for your needs. 

Option
Ease

Manually add Shipments/Cancellations through the Dsco Portal

✪✪✪✪

Very Easy

Upload Shipments/Cancellations through the Dsco portal using a Dsco Excel file

✪✪✪

Fairly Easy

Upload Shipments/Cancellations using the Dsco Data Mapper tool

✪✪

Somewhat Easy

Upload Shipments/Cancellations using flat-file exchange

✪✪

Somewhat Difficult

Upload Shipments/Cancellations using the Dsco API

Very Difficult

Upload Shipments/Cancellations using EDI

Very Difficult

Manually add Shipments/Cancellations through the Dsco Portal

Ease: 5 Stars

This is the fastest option for those updating only a few orders with shipment and cancellation information. The Dsco portal enables you to add that information one at a time by entering the information directly into the portal. As soon as you have selected the correct status, the new information will be available to your trading partners.

More information on adding shipment information in the Dsco portal can be found here: Adding Shipment Information.

More information on adding cancellation information in the Dsco portal can be found here: Cancelling Orders.

 

If you have a lot of information to add you may want to choose one of the following options...

Upload Shipments/Cancellations through the Dsco portal using a Dsco Excel file

Ease: 4 Stars

This is the fastest option for adding a lot of shipment and cancellation info very quickly. Simply download the Dsco Shipment Excel Template (https://app.dsco.io/orders/upload/subsection/shipment-pending) file or Dsco Cancellation Excel Template (https://app.dsco.io/orders/upload/subsection/all), enter your information in Excel and then upload the file through the Dsco portal.

 

If you have a way of providing us with your shipment and cancellation information in your own CSV or TAB file format, you may want to choose the next option...

Upload Shipments/Cancellations using the Dsco Data Mapper tool

Ease: 3 Stars

This is a great option for suppliers who already provide their retailers with a CSV or TAB delimited file. The Dsco Data Mapper tool will walk you through the process of mapping your data to the Dsco specifications so that you don’t have to build a custom file on your end. Once the mapping has been completed you can upload your file through the Dsco portal and your shipment and cancellation info will be created.

More information on the Dsco Data Mapper can be found here: Using the Data Mapper Tool

 

Dsco provides every account with their own FTP account which can be used with the data mapper tool and the flat-file exchange system.

 

If you have an IT department that will be building an integration to Dsco using the Dsco specifications, you can choose one of the following options below...

Upload Shipments/Cancellations using flat-file exchange

Ease: 2 Stars

Dsco supports flat-file exchange using a variety of flat-file formats, including CSV, TAB, PIPE and even XLS. Simply follow our Dsco Data Schema guide to build a file that matches our specifications and set up an automated job within the portal to schedule the processing of the files at the appropriate times. You can also run the job manually at any time using the Upload File option.

 

Dsco provides every account with their own FTP account which can be used with the data mapper tool and the flat-file exchange system.

 

If you have programmers who will be building an API integration between your system and the Dsco platform, you can choose the next option...

Add Shipments/Cancellations using the Dsco API

Ease: 1 Star

The Dsco API allows suppliers to add new, or update existing, shipment and cancellation information for an order. Choose this option if you have programmers on staff who are experienced with REST API’s. This is a very advanced and technical option as your programmers will be creating custom scripts that will interact with your system and Dsco in a programmatic way.

More information on the Dsco API can be found here: Getting Started with the Dsco API

 

If you currently utilize EDI to add shipment and cancellation info, you may use the final option below…

Add Shipments/Cancellations using EDI

Ease: 1 Star

Dsco supports the exchange of 856 ASN and 870 Status Update (Cancellation) EDI documents over SFTP/FTP and AS2.


This option is perfect for you if you already utilize EDI in your drop-shipping operations but wish to remove the VAN from the equation. If you do not currently utilize EDI, we strongly recommend using one of the previous options mentioned above.

More information on integrating with Dsco using EDI documents can be found here: Using EDI

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