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Eaton's B-Line Division eCommerce Services

Eaton's B-Line's Division offers multiple eCommerce solutions to support our customers, including EDI, VMI, IDW and more.

Electronic data interchange (EDI)

EDI is the communication of business information and transactions between two parties electronically. This type of communication benefits both sender and receiver by reducing the amount of human intervention and the possibility of errors.

Eaton supports the following EDI transactions:

  • 810 - Invoicing (outbound)
  • 850 - Purchase order (inbound)
  • 852 - Product activity (inbound)
  • 855 - Purchase order acknowledgement
  • 856 - Advanced ship notice (outbound)
  • 857 - Advanced ship notice with UCC-128 shipment feedback
  • 861 - Receipt notification

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Industry data warehouse (IDW)

As a member of the Industry Data Exchange Associates (IDEA), we recognize the value of our partnership and the need to synchronize our data with yours. We utilize the IDW database to help provide updated marketing data to our customers.

Vendor managed inventory (VMI)

The VMI process supports the process of a manufacturer replenishing a customer's normal stock inventory. This task is accomplished by the customer sending daily activity updates to the manufacturer. The manufacturer uses replenishment software in coordination with agreed upon service levels and desired turn levels to generate replenishment orders for the customer.

With VMI, errors and manual tasks are removed from the cycle, which helps maximize fill rates, helps reduce total supply chain costs, and helps minimize inventory investments. is a secure website for our distributors and agents that helps improve productivity and supports growth and sales with easy access to sales and marketing information.

  • New product information
  • Marketing resources and programs
  • Literature fulfillment
  • eCommerce including product availability, pricing, order status, tracking and more