This page contains documents that are unique for suppliers connecting with Kohl's on Dsco. The documents below have been customized for Kohl's suppliers and should be used during both the onboarding process and when receiving live orders. 

For general support help with Dsco, you can check out the Dsco supplier documentation or email our support team at 

Onboarding with Dsco

Review the PDF below to get a head start on your onboarding process with Dsco.

EDI Documentation

If you're going to be exchanging EDI files with Dsco then you must use one of the two specifications listed below. Dsco also has a standard EDI specification that includes separate 856 and 810 documents. However, when working with Kohl's, only the two specifications listed below are valid.

If you are new to Kohl's drop ship program, you will need to use the Dsco EDI spec.   This is the preferred method.  For this spec, Kohl's asks that you ship and invoice on the 810.  You can download the spec using the link below:

If you have migrated from Kohl's previous drop ship platform and using the same EDI spec, please refer to the below documentation.  This spec will have you shipping and invoicing all on the 856.

API Connection Guide

If you're planning to connect to Kohl's using the Dsco API, please review the guide below to get started. 

Packing Slip Guide

Use the PDF below to create your in-house packing slip and map fields on order files from Dsco to the packing slip. 

Please note that your packing slip must be approved by the Kohl's Direct Ship team before you can start receiving live orders. 

Required Fields

The document below lists the required fields for each file type (inventory, order cancel, invoice). The fields in each section are required in order for updates to be accepted in Dsco. 

Partner SKU

A requirement of working with Kohl's is that each item in Dsco must include a partner SKU. A partner SKU (also referred to as a merchant SKU or retailer SKU) is the identifier used by Kohl's when creating orders for a supplier's items. The partner SKU is not the same thing as a vendor SKU. The vendor SKU is the supplier's own unique identifier for the item. The partner_sku field in Dsco should be used to include the Kohl's retailer SKU.

The table below shows the difference between a vendor SKU and retailer SKU and how each of those SKUs should be used in Dsco.

Dsco Field Item Identifier
sku Vendor SKU
partner_sku Retailer SKU

Warehouse Manager

All Kohl's suppliers need to be familiar with the Dsco Warehouse Manager and be ready to provide inventory by warehouse location to Dsco. Go here for more information on the warehouse manager.

Inventory Requirements: 

  1. All suppliers must have at least one warehouse configured in their warehouse manager.

  2. All newly created items must be tied to a warehouse code that matches the exact code configured in their warehouse manager.

  3. Inventory feeds to Dsco must include warehouse codes that matches a warehouse created on your account. Inventory feeds with unrecognized warehouse codes will cause an inventory update to be rejected. 

  4. All items must have both a total quantity and a warehouse quantity assigned to them using the configured warehouse codes. 

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