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The Purchase Order

A Purchase Order (PO) is a request from a Buyer to a Supplier, ordering a specified quantity of items at an agreed unit price. In addition, a PO typically contains the expected date for delivery, payment terms, and information such as the quantity and destination.

X12 850 PO

Below is a sample EDI X12 Purchase Order (850) transaction message.

ISA*00*          *00*          *08*925485US00     *ZZ*SUPPLIER       *210624*1300*:*00501*850100002*0*P*>~
GS*PO*925485US00*SUPPLIER*20210624*1300*850100002*X*005010~
ST*850*100003~
BEG*00*SA*5712201706**20210624~
CUR*BY*USD~
REF*DP*00025~
REF*MR*0073~
REF*PD*EDITEST116~
REF*IA*078967250~
FOB*CC~
SAC*A*D240***450*6*1*****02~
SAC*A*F910***450*6*1*****02~
SAC*A*C000***450*6*1*****02~
ITD*08*15*1**90**120~
DTM*038*20210702~
DTM*037*20210624~
DTM*063*20210702~
TD5*O****CALL4792734300#~
N9*L1*SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS~
MTX**NO PRETICKET~
MTX**TRANSMIT~
N1*ST*REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER 6285*UL*0078742090955~
N3*94-1420 MOANIANI ST~
N4*WAIPAHU*HI*96797*US~
N1*BT*WALMART INC.*UL*0078742090955~
N1*SU*SUPPLIER HAWAII LLC~
PO1*001*20*EA*3.75*LE*IN*592351350*EN*7930526001294*VN*PINK T 2/3*BO*PINK*IZ*2-3 T*******UK*07930526001294~
PO4*1~
SDQ*EA*UL*0078742020822*2*0078742022543*2~
AMT*1*75~
PO1*002*20*EA*3.75*LE*IN*592351352*EN*8801600264982*VN*PINK T 4/5*BO*PINK*IZ*4-5 T*******UK*08801600264982~
PO4*1~
SDQ*EA*UL*0078742020822*2*0078742022543*2~
AMT*1*75~
CTT*2~
AMT*GV*150~
SE*35*100003~
GE*1*850100002~
IEA*1*850100002~

The human-readable version

The human-readable version of the above Purchase Order would look like the following.

purchase-order