Most suppliers have several different warehouses that they use to store their products. Dsco allows suppliers to add warehouse information to products and provide an address for each warehouse. Although warehouse information is not required by the Dsco platform, some of your retailers may request that you include warehouse information when you upload your items to Dsco.
Suppliers can add warehouse information to Dsco using several different methods. Each method is highlighted below:
Using the Dsco EDI specification, suppliers can add warehouse information by uploading an 846 file to Dsco. Go here for more information on the Dsco EDI specification.
Using an inventory, product, or catalog upload file, suppliers can define different warehouse codes and quantities for each item. Go here to download Dsco templates for each file type.
Suppliers can use two different methods to add warehouse information directly through the Dsco portal:
- You can add warehouse information at the same time that you create your inventory. Go here for more information on that process.
- You can create warehouses separately using the Dsco Warehouse Manager. Below are instructions to help walk you through that setup process.
The Dsco Warehouse Manager
The address for each warehouse can either be defined at the same time inventory is created or after warehouses have already been assigned to products. Follow the steps below to add warehouse addresses to your Dsco account:
Instead of reading this documentation article, if you'd prefer to see a walkthrough directly in the Dsco portal on how to add warehouse information then click this link: Adding Warehouses
Step 1: Select the gear icon in the bottom-left corner then select Settings.
Step 2: Select the WAREHOUSE MANAGER link.
Step 3: If you included warehouse information when you created or updated your inventory then you will see the warehouses automatically listed on the next page. You can edit any existing warehouse using the gear icon, or add a new warehouse by selecting the Add Warehouse button.
Step 4: Fill in the required information to add the address for the warehouse.
Code: The code you use to reference the warehouse. This should be your own unique supplier warehouse code.
Name: The name you use to identify the warehouse.
Address 1 & 2: The address of the warehouse.
Country: Country where the warehouse is located.
Postal Code: Postal (or zip) code where the warehouse is located.
City: City in which the warehouse is located.
Latitude and Longitude: Exact latitude and longitude of the warehouse. This is not required information and can be excluded if unknown.
Notes: Any additional notes you would like to store for your reference regarding this warehouse. This is for your reference only.
Step 5: When you're finished, select the Save button.
You will see an assigned Dsco Warehouse ID number for each warehouse. This is used internally for Dsco to map your warehouse code to your retailer’s chosen warehouse code.
Looking to the future, Dsco will soon be able to use these warehouse addresses to automatically choose the best shipping carrier and method any time an order is received. Of course, retailers will still request specific methods and you can still ship the package as you see fit, but Dsco will provide recommended options based on the customer's location and requested delivery date.