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846 Inventory Status



The EASI 846 is an electronic file which provides the Manufacturer’s available inventory position by distribution center by SKU (GTIN) to their Wholesalers. The 846 is updated multiple times during the day.
Exported by the Seller (Manufacturer)

Imported by the Purchaser (Wholesaler)


Key Elements


  • Seller’s Distribution Center

  • Seller’s Item Identifier – GTIN

  • Current Available Inventory Quantity by GTIN

  • Quantity to arrive within 2 weeks by GTIN.  (Optional)


Specific Benefits for Sellers


  • Minimizes phone calls regarding inventory availability.

  • Increases sales.

  • Enables at-once drop shipments.


Specific Benefits for Purchasers


  • Inventory quantities can be integrated into sales systems, allowing CSR’s to sell product currently available from the Manufacturer.

  • Minimizes phone calls to Manufacturer regarding inventory availability.

  • Enables drop shipments from the Manufacturer.


EASI Mapping Documents


Download the Standard: EASI 846 Inventory Status v4.0

846 v4.0 Adopted 5/15/19

Download the sample: EASI 846 v4.0 Sample File (no routing envelope)

Download a previous version:

EASI 846 Inventory Status v3.0

846 v3.0 Adopted 4/20/17.
Download the Sample: EASI 846 v3.0 Sample File (no routing envelope)

EASI 846 Inventory Status v2.0

846 v2.0 Adopted 4/27/15.

Download the Sample: EASI 846 v2.0 Sample File (no routing envelope)


EASI 846 Inventory Status v1.1

Download the Sample: EASI 846 v1.1 Sample File (no routing envelope)


Related Files


832 Product Descriptor Database Containing Seller’s GTIN’s 
850 Electronic Purchase Order
940 Electronic Drop Ship Order

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