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Welcome to the BIG W eBusiness information page

Overview of B2B with BIG W

B2B is the electronic exchange of information between two business entities. The potential benefits of a B2B relationship with BIG W are:

  • Collaborative business process.
  • Faster, more efficient and more accurate procurement.
  • Improved Service Levels and Compliance.
  • Improved overall Supply Chain visibility and efficiency.

The BIG W B2B system allows you to do business with BIG W electronically. Our B2B capabilities extend to the exchange of transactional business documents through EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and webforms (a cost free web browser based solution). All BIG W B2B capabilities have been developed in line with Global Industry Standards and Industry Best Practice. As such, BIG W’s preferred means of doing business is electronic and Trade Partners are encouraged to leverage our B2B capabilities for mutual benefit.

Trade Partners have two options, 'webforms' (Free online solution) and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) these are explained in more detail below.

B2B with BIG W:

‘webforms’
‘webforms’ is ideal for Trade Partners who are yet to become EDI capable and a natural replacement for fax and email. ‘webforms' is a new and exciting web based application which has been introduced FREE of CHARGE for all BIG W Trade Partners. 'webforms' provides Trade Partners with an opportunity to trade electronically and enjoy similar benefits to those engaged in EDI with BIG W.

When coming onboard electronically using webforms with BIG W there will be some changes to the transactional documents you are required to exchange. Refer to the table below for an outline of the document you will be required to exchange.

Document Description Source
Purchase Order BIG W

In addition to the benefits associated with EDI, ‘webforms’ provides:

  • An alternative to the unreliable transmission of fax and email
  • Traceability of transactional documents
  • Increased security of key business information

Please refer to the following documents for more information:

 Transitioning from fax or email to ‘webforms’ »

 ‘webforms’ quick reference guide »

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Our B2B EDI Gateway enables the automatic exchange (2-way) of transactional business documents between BIG W and Trade Partners. EDI is provided by accredited third party Value Added Network Providers (VANS). There is usually a charge from the VANs for setting this service up. The current EDI message set employed by BIG W is derived from EANCOM97 standard (a subset of UN/EDIFACT, Version D96A).

When coming onboard electronically using EDI with BIG W there will be some changes to the transactional documents you are required to exchange. Refer to the table below for an outline of the documents you will be required to exchange.

Document Description Source
Purchase Order BIG W
Advanced Shipment Notice Trade Partner

The potential benefits of engaging in EDI with BIG W include:

  • Reduced manual intervention
  • Reduced duplication
  • Process automation

Please refer to the following documents for more information:

 BIG W Electronic Trading Guide »

BIG W eBusiness Support
We have a dedicated team of B2B specialists ready to assist you with your BIG W B2B setup. Contact us today to discuss becoming B2B enabled with BIG W.

Phone
+61 2 8885 9651
+61 2 8885 8186
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm AEST

Email
EDI-Admins@bigw.com.au