Audience: Suppliers

 

CommerceHub’s Dsco platform provides the flexibility to select an integration option that works best for your business.

Manual Options - Using your favorite web browser

Option Ease Description
Handle tasks one at a time ✪✪✪✪✪
Very Easy

This is the best option if you plan to only process a few orders at a time and/or have a small number of SKUs to add/manage.

You can easily use the platform to handle individual tasks such as creating SKUs, retrieving new orders, and providing shipment information for orders you fulfill.  

Batch upload/download ✪✪✪✪
Fairly Easy

This is a great option if you do not have full automation capabilities but wish to work with multiple batches of information at a time.

Download and Upload buttons are available on every page to download inventory, orders, or catalog data for advanced catalog services and to upload SKUs, shipment updates, or catalog updates through the use of XLS, XLSX, CSV, or TAB delimited files.

Batch upload/download with the Data Mapper Tool ✪✪
Somewhat Easy

This is a good option if you already provide your retailers with CSV, TAB, PIPE, XLSX, or XLS delimited files.

You can use the Data Mapper tool to create new SKUs, update existing SKUs, get new orders, provide shipment details for completed orders, or transmit catalog data for advanced catalog services. 

The Data Mapper tool walks you through the process of mapping your data to the platform 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 platform and we will accept or provide a file in your format. You can also set up your mapping and schedule a job that runs at the times you specify.

CommerceHub provides every account with their own SFTP account, which can be used with the Data Mapper tool and the flat-file exchange system.

For more information, see Using the Data Mapper Tool.

Automated Options

CommerceHub provides every account with their own SFTP account, which can be used with the Data Mapper tool and the flat-file exchange system.


The platform also supports AS2 file exchange. If you require AS2, please contact Support at support@dsco.io.

Option  Ease Description
Flat-filexchange  ✪✪
Somewhat Difficult

This is a good option for suppliers who prefer to exchange flat files using a variety of flat-file formats, including CSV, TAB, PIPE, or XLS. 

Simply follow our Data Schema guide to build a file that matches our specifications and set up an automated job within the platform to schedule the processing of the files at the appropriate times. Some workflows, like advanced catalog services, can only be transmitted via SFTP with automated jobs. You can also run the job manually at any time using the Upload File option.

For more information, see Data Schema guide.

Dsco API
Very Difficult

This is a good option if you have programmers on staff who are experienced with REST APIs. This is a very advanced and technical option as your programmers will be creating custom scripts that will interact with your system and CommerceHub in a programmatic way.

You can use the API to create new SKUs, update existing SKUs with updated information, get new orders, and provide shipment details for completed orders, or transmit catalog data for advanced catalog services.

For more information, see Dsco API Reference.

EDI
Very Difficult

This is a good option if you already use EDI in your drop-ship operations. The Dsco platform provides the following options:

  • 846 Inventory
  • 850 Purchase Order
  • 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement
  • 856 Ship Notice
  • 870 Purchase Order Status (Cancellation)
  • 810 Invoice

For more information, see EDI for Suppliers 

 

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