Audience: Academy Sports and Outdoors suppliers

This page contains documents that are unique for suppliers connecting with Academy Sports and Outdoors on the platform. The documents on this page have been customized for Academy Sports and Outdoors suppliers and should be used during the onboarding process and when receiving live orders.

For questions related to the Academy Sports and Outdoors drop-ship program, please reach out to your brand's Academy Sports and Outdoors merchandising representative.

For onboarding support, please email the Onboarding team at

For production support, check out Rithum's supplier documentation or reach out to our Software Support team.

Onboarding with Rithum

To learn more about the onboarding process and your next steps, see:

Live Webinar for Academy Sports and Outdoors - March 7, 2023 - (Recording)

The Onboarding team presented a webinar about the overall onboarding process including the conversion timeline.

Required fields by workflow

Academy Sports and Outdoors requires certain fields for inventory, cancel, shipment, and invoice updates. You will need to ensure that you are sending all the required fields for this program. The document below outlines those required fields by workflow.

Academy Sports and Outdoors - Required Fields by Workflow

Excel templates for each workflow

If you would like a description of the required fields listed in the document above, or if you plan on using Excel files for your feeds, the templates below are available for you to use.

Academy Sports and Outdoors - Inventory Upload
Academy Sports and Outdoors - Shipment Upload
Academy Sports and Outdoors - Order Cancel Upload
Academy Sports and Outdoors - Invoice Upload

EDI documentation

If you are going to exchange EDI documents with Rithum for Academy Sports and Outdoors, you will use the standard EDI specifications.

Note: In the EDI specifications, there are two versions for the 850 file: 4010 and 5010. For Academy Sports and Outdoors, we recommend you use the 5010 version for 850 files. All other files (846, 856, 870, 810) will use the 4010 version.


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