x12 832 Price/Sales Catalog
The x12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Price/Sales Catalog Transaction Set (832) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to furnishing or requesting the price of goods or services in the form of a catalog.
The EDI 832 Price/Sales Catalog transaction set is used to electronically request or provide the prices of goods or services in the form of a catalog. The 832 replaces the paper catalog, and is used by manufacturers to provide detailed product information to their supply chain, including retailers, distributors, dealers and the like.
The 832 generally includes two basic sets of information: product information and prices. More specifically, the 832 transaction can include the following information:
⇰ Seller name and contact information
⇰ Terms of sale information, including discounts available
⇰ Item identification and description
⇰ Item physical details including type of packaging
⇰ Item pricing information including quantity and unit of measure
Recipients of 832 transactions can integrate the data directly into their business software. The information provided in an 832, such as minimum order quantities, case-pack quantities, etc., can then be used in the order process.
The 832 is used by sellers for providing the full catalog of their products and pricing. Other transactions are used for providing information and updates on individual products. For example, the 888 Item Maintenance transaction is used to update attribute information other than pricing on individual products.