Family Dollar Supply Partners:

Family Dollar Stores relies on eCommerce technology to automate its supply chain systems and as such requires all active vendors to support the B2B eCommerce transactions. Vendors can either transact directly using EDI via the VAN/EDIINT, or through Web based transactional portals via the Internet. New vendors can locate set-up information for both options below.

Direct EDI using VAN/EDIINT
Web Based EDI via the Internet

Family Dollar Transportation Carriers

All TL & LTL carriers are required to support the EDI transactions & the EDIINT AS2 connectivity. New carriers participating in the transportation EDI program can find the relevant setup information and mapping guidelines in the Direct EDI option below.

Family Dollar Non Merchandise Vendors

Family Dollar Non Merchandise Vendors impacted by the eProcurement project implementation are required to access their eCommerce transactions (PO, PO Changes, PO Acknowledgements, Invoices and Remittances) via the Family Dollar ePro system.

Additionally vendors can also request set-up of the eCommerce transactions directly via EDI or cXML. Family Dollar Stores ePro system also supports online cXML catalog punch-outs. To request information about the online set-up/training or EDI/cXML transaction trading, please email FDS E-Procurement team.

Supply Partners Information Request and Set-up form

Family Dollar Stores supply partner’s requesting to establish electronic linkage for EDI transactions, or wishing to obtain further information about the electronic commerce program, please complete and submit the online form to initiate new setup.


Set-up information of commonly supported EDI transaction sets is provided below. The guidelines & set-up Documents listed below provide the most current information regarding the set-up requirements for direct EDI connectivity using traditional EDI (VAN/EDIINT).

Family Dollar also supports the 820 FEDI Remittance Advice transactions and the rollout to all active vendors is currently underway. The implementation of automating the credit adjustments (812) is also underway and implementation guidelines will be posted on this site.

Vendor Managed Inventory Program The EDI 852 and 855 transactions are traded only with suppliers participating in the Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program. Family Dollar does not require these transactions unless your company is participating in the VMI program. If your company is VMI capable and would like to participate in the VMI program, please complete the supply partner’s information request and set-up form to initiate the process.

To request more information for set-up; please complete the online form to initiate new setup.

Mapping Guidelines and set-up documentation below are provided in Adobe PDF format. If you don't have the free Acrobat Reader, download it here.

EDI Mapping Guidelines for Vendors:

EDI Mapping Guidelines for Carriers:
LTL Carriers

TL Carriers

Set-up Related Information

Connectivitiy Options (VAN/EDIINT):

The completed Request for Testing document should be emailed to the FDS EC Dept to initiate the set-up and testing for eCommerce transactions.

For any additional eCommerce requests or questions to set up additional transactions, please contact Family Dollar Stores electronic commerce team FDS EC Dept.

Web Based EDI via the Internet

Family Dollar PO’s, PO Revisions and Invoice etc. transactions are also available online via the web for Non-EDI vendors. Transactions can be accessed via the Internet at www.spscommerce.com for merchandise vendors and the Family Dollar ePro portal for non-merchandise vendors. Web forms based EDI service is an option for vendors without any present EDI infrastructure or for those having low transaction volumes.

Web forms based EDI service eliminates investment in EDI infrastructure, as only web browser and internet connectivity is required to send and receive business transactions.

You must complete the online set-up form and choose web based EDI option to initiate the setup process. Family Dollar eCommerce representatives shall contact designated person from your company with the set-up & training information. After the setup and online training are completed, Family Dollar PO’s & PO revisions will be available via the internet on a secure website, PO Acknowledgements and Invoices can be processed with minimal data entry.