Integration Options

The Dsco platform provides our users with several options for integrating their standard business processes to work with Dsco and their trading partners.

Integration Method Comparison



Dsco Portal


Very Easy

Dsco Portal Using A Dsco Excel File


Fairly Easy

Dsco Data Mapper Tool


Somewhat Easy

Dsco Flat-file Exchange


Somewhat Difficult

Dsco API

Very Difficult


Very Difficult

Dsco Portal - Manual - One-at-a-time

First, the Dsco portal allows you to manually handle your various tasks through the use of your favorite browser. Simply log into the Dsco portal ( using your username and password, then you can easily create new SKUs, update existing SKUs, retrieve your new orders, cancel orders, and provide shipment information for orders you have fulfilled. The Dsco portal is perfect for those who have only a few SKUs or who process only a few orders at a time.

Dsco Portal - Manual - Batch Upload/Download

The Dsco portal is also perfect for those who do not have full automation capabilities but wish to work with multiple batches of information at a time. Upload and Download buttons are available on every page that allow you to upload a SKU or shipment updates through the use of XLS, CSV, or TAB delimited files.


The Download button also allows you to download your inventory and new orders in XLS, CSV, or TAB delimited files.

If you need to make numerous updates to your inventory data, the portal makes it very easy to download your inventory data to an XLS file. Once you have downloaded the file, you can then edit and update it with your current inventory information. After the necessary changes have been made, you can re-upload it through the portal to update your inventory within the Dsco platform.

Dsco Portal - Manual - Batch Upload/Download with the Dsco Data Mapper

The Dsco Portal is a great option for suppliers who already provide their retailers with a CSV or TAB delimited file. The Dsco Data Mapper tool walks 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 or download your file through the Dsco portal and we will accept or provide a file in your format.


For convenience in exchanging files, Dsco provides every account with their own FTP account, which can be used with the data mapper tool and the flat-file exchange system.

Dsco Automated Flat-File Exchange

The Dsco platform supports flat-file exchange using a variety of flat-file formats including: CSV, TAB, PIPE, and even XLS. Our automated system also supports exchange of files in your own format by way of our Data Mapper. Using the portal, you can set up your mapping and schedule a job that runs at the appropriate times you specify.


If you don’t have your own formats to work with, you can always use the Dsco data specification. Simply refer to the 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 manually run any automated job, at any time, using the Upload File option.


For convenience in exchanging files, Dsco provides every account with their own FTP account which can be used with the data mapper tool and the flat-file exchange system.

Dsco API

The Dsco API allows suppliers to create new SKUs, update existing SKUs with updated information, get new orders, and provide shipment details for completed orders. This option is reserved for suppliers that have their own programming staff who are experienced with REST APIs. This is a very advanced and technical option, as your programmers will need to create custom scripts that interact with the Dsco platform in a programmatic way.

Go here for more information on the Dsco API.

Dsco EDI

Dsco supports the exchange of EDI documents over SFTP/FTP and AS2 for the following document types:

846 Inventory

850 Purchase Order

855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement

856 Ship Notice 

870 Purchase Order Status (Cancellation)

810 Invoice

Dsco provides every account on our platform with their own SFTP/FTP account which can be used to exchange EDI documents.


Dsco also supports AS2 file exchange. If you require AS2, please contact Dsco Support at


Go here for more information on using EDI with Dsco.

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