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Implementing B2B with Coles

With Coles rapidly moving towards a fully integrated scan receiving and electronic invoice process, B2B results in the removal of manual processes and paper documents. These manual processes are replaced with the following electronic documents:

  • Purchase Order (PO)
  • Purchase Order Acknowledgements (POA)
  • Advance Shipment Notice (ASN)
  • Electronic Invoice (eI)

The benefits for suppliers moving onto the B2B Electronic trading process include:

  • Electronic invoice (eI) sent directly to accounts payable, avoiding ‘lost’ invoices
  • Reduction in claims
  • Faster truck turnaround time
  • Reduction in receipting discrepancies

Support to suppliers:


Coles Suppliers are given the necessary support to implement B2B in a timely manner. Our B2B requirements will be discussed with you, this includes operational requirements and a step by step process to successfully implement B2B.


Accreditation Testing:


In order for suppliers to become accredited to trade using the B2B process, Coles suppliers participate in a comprehensive testing program. This program is provided by the eCommerce Implementation Team (eCIT) and is known as ‘Accreditation Testing’. The team can be contacted via



How to become B2B compliant 


In order to become B2B compliant please refer to the following: 


  1. B2B Business Rules and Standards

  2. B2B Implementation - the initial steps required to get started with B2B
    • Register your details to receive updates on B2B eCommerce.

Quick Links

Quick Links
CMT- pre-production testing, electronic messaging validation and process work-flow certification service
TPM- access to the status of purchase orders and payments