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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 eCIT@coles.com.au

 

 

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

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