Target EDI

Target EDI: How to become EDI compliant with Target | Infocon Systems

  • August 23, 2021 / by Infocon Systems

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Target Corporation is the eight largest retailing company in the United States, offering everything from groceries and essentials to clothing and electronics. Target has focused on "customizing each new store to ensure a locally relevant experience. Target has over 1,844 stores throughout the United States.


How EDI integration works with Target

To become an official vendor of Target, you’ll need to exchange business documents through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). EDI is a sequence of messages between two parties, either of which may serve as the originator or recipient. The messages are exchanged without human intervention. Target aims to electronically exchange all business information through its distribution network and in-store point-of-sale systems.


For EDI processing and testing Target uses Partners Online Portal. To initiate EDI Integration with Target, Click to the EDI tab with POL and go through the steps. Keep in Loop assigned Infocon Systems representative for filling the EDI integration questionnaire. An Infocon Systems EDI specialist will work with the Target EDI analyst on testing the order processing flow. Need to provide EDI Qualifier and EDI Identifier within the EDI questionnaire to process the EDI documents.


Target requires vendors to acknowledge transactions of ANSI X12, EDIFACT, UCS, and other standards. To transfer data securely from one computer to another, Target supports VAN, AS2, and FTP EDI protocols. Each communication protocol consists of a set of universal guidelines used for data encryption and configuration while in transit. To be a vendor of Target, it’s important to fully integrate with their point-of-sale, ERP, and other back-office application systems. Target supports a range of DTD and transaction schemas including communication methods such as HTTP and FTP.


Basic EDI documents for EDI setup with Target

Target supports multiple transaction types. Your company or organization may be required to send the following EDI business document types:



Target supports multiple transaction types. Your company or organization may be required to send the following EDI business document types:


  • EDI 850: Purchase orders
  • EDI 997: Acknowledgements
  • Any other EDI documents required by TARGET STORE

This list may change, so please verify Target’s EDI requirements or contact Infocon Systems To learn more about how Infocon Systems can take care of your EDI needs for Target, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at +1 888-339-0722 or email sales@infoconn.com. We’d love to hear from you.

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