Connect to Target seamlessly and efficiently with Cleo

Cleo's cloud-based integration platform makes it easy to connect to Target and other trading partners, regardless of their size or technical capabilities. We provide everything you need to get started, including a web-based translator, network services, and support.

✓ Automate your order-to-cash and procure-to-pay processes

✓ Gain real-time visibility into your inventory and shipments

✓ Reduce errors and improve data accuracy

✓ Cut your total cost of ownership

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Effortlessly integrate your back-office systems with Target

Cleo offers pre-built connectors to leading ERP, TMS, and WMS systems, making it easy to connect your back-end systems to Target . 

Creating complete, end-to-end B2B integration flows to any back-office system will streamline your operations and help you to better manage your orders, inventory, and shipments.

Learn about popular connectors:

NetSuite | SAP | Microsoft Dynamics Oracle EBS TMW 



Why Companies Trust Cleo with their Target Connection

Leverage Cleo’s robust trading partner network, extensive support, and countless connection options with a leading integration platform

We Support All Common EDI Documents for Target Including:


  • Purchase Orders (850): Target uses purchase orders to communicate their orders to vendors. Purchase orders include information such as the item number, quantity, unit price, and delivery date.
  • Invoices (810): Vendors submit invoices to Target to request payment for goods that have been shipped. Invoices must include information such as the purchase order number, item number, quantity, and unit price.
  • Advance Ship Notices (856): Vendors submit advance ship notices to Target to notify them of upcoming shipments. Advance ship notices include information such as the shipment date, carrier, tracking number, and items included in the shipment.
  • Inventory Receipt Advice (846): Vendors submit inventory receipt advice to Target to notify them of shipments that have been received. Inventory receipt advice includes information such as the purchase order number, item number, quantity received, and date received.
  • Transportation Shipment Status Messages (852): Vendors use Transportation Shipment Status Messages to provide Target with real-time updates on the status of their shipments, including shipment location, estimated arrival time, and any delays or issues.
  • Payments (820): Target uses Payments to electronically transfer payment to its vendors for goods and services received. Payments include information such as the invoice number, payment amount, and payment date.
  • Purchase Order Acknowledgment (855): Vendors send Purchase Order Acknowledgments to Target to confirm receipt and acceptance of purchase orders. Purchase Order Acknowledgments include information such as the purchase order number, order date, and any changes or questions related to the order.
  • Purchase Order Change Request: Buyer Initiated (860): Target uses Purchase Order Change Requests to notify vendors of changes to existing purchase orders, such as changes to quantity, item specifications, or delivery date.
  • Text Message (864): Target uses Text Messages to communicate with vendors in real time about urgent issues or notifications that require immediate attention. Text Messages are typically used for critical information that cannot be effectively conveyed through traditional EDI transactions.
  • Purchase Order Change Acknowledgment/Request: Seller Initiated (865): Vendors use Purchase Order Change Acknowledgments/Requests to respond to Purchase Order Change Requests from Target. Purchase Order Change Acknowledgments/Requests indicate whether the vendor agrees with the proposed changes or requests further clarification or negotiations.
  • Order Status Report (870): Target uses Order Status Reports to provide vendors with detailed information about the status of their orders, including order fulfilment status, shipping information, and any outstanding issues or delays. Order Status Reports help vendors track the progress of their orders and identify any potential problems early on.

In addition to the above transactions, Target may also request other EDI transactions from vendors on a case-by-case basis.


Read Our EDI Transaction Guide


Avoid Costly Chargebacks with Target


Some of the most common chargebacks that companies experience when doing business with Target include:

  • EDI errors: Target has strict EDI requirements, and any errors in EDI transactions can lead to chargebacks. Common EDI errors include:
    • Invalid data formats
    • Missing or incomplete data
    • Incorrect data
    • Duplicate transactions
  • Late shipments: Target requires suppliers to meet its shipping deadlines, and late shipments can also result in chargebacks. Late shipments can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:
    • Production delays
    • Shipping delays
    • Incorrect shipping information
  • Incorrect or incomplete data: All data submitted to Target must be accurate and complete, or the supplier may face chargebacks. Common examples of incorrect or incomplete data include:
    • Incorrect product codes
    • Incorrect pricing information
    • Incorrect shipping information
    • Missing product descriptions
  • Product quality issues: Target expects its suppliers to provide high-quality products, and any product quality issues can lead to chargebacks. Common product quality issues include:
    • Defective products
    • Damaged products
    • Expired products
  • Pricing discrepancies: Target has strict pricing requirements, and any discrepancies between the agreed-upon price and the actual price charged can result in chargebacks.

How Cleo Integration Cloud Can Help Eliminate Chargebacks with Target

Cleo Integration Cloud can help companies eliminate chargebacks with Target by automating the exchange of EDI transactions and API interactions, validating all transactions and interactions before they are submitted, and providing real-time visibility into the status of transactions and interactions.

  • Automation: Cleo Integration Cloud can automate the exchange of EDI transactions and API interactions with Target, eliminating the risk of human error.
  • Validation: Cleo Integration Cloud can validate all transactions and interactions before they are submitted to Target, ensuring that they meet Target's strict requirements.
  • Visibility: Cleo Integration Cloud provides businesses with real-time visibility into the status of their transactions and interactions, so that they can identify and resolve any issues quickly and efficiently.

By using Cleo Integration Cloud, companies can reduce the risk of chargebacks and improve their bottom line.


How API Integration Can Boost Your Business with Target


API integration can play a significant role in doing business with Target by providing a more efficient and flexible way to exchange data. Target offers a variety of APIs that businesses can use to automate tasks such as:

  • Placing orders
  • Receiving purchase orders
  • Submitting shipping notifications
  • Sending invoices
  • Tracking shipments
  • Managing inventory
  • Updating product information
  • Processing returns and exchanges
  • Resolving customer issues

By integrating with Target's APIs, businesses can reduce their reliance on EDI, improve the efficiency and accuracy of their business processes, and gain a competitive edge.

Here are some specific examples of how API integration can benefit businesses that do business with Target:

  • A supplier can integrate with Target's APIs to automate the process of placing and receiving purchase orders, submitting shipping notifications, and tracking shipments. This can help to reduce manual errors and improve the efficiency of the logistics process.
  • A manufacturer can integrate with Target's APIs to automate the process of updating product information, such as pricing, availability, and specifications. This can help to ensure that Target's website and other systems have accurate product information at all times.
  • A retailer can integrate with Target's APIs to automate the process of fulfilling orders placed on Target's website. This can help to improve the customer experience and reduce the amount of time that it takes to ship orders.
  • A third-party seller can integrate with Target's APIs to manage their inventory, track sales, and process customer orders. This can help to streamline the selling process and improve profitability.

Overall, API integration can help businesses that do business with Target to improve their efficiency, accuracy, customer service, and profitability.

Achieve API Integration with Cleo Integration Cloud

Cleo Integration Cloud is a comprehensive API integration platform that can help businesses of all sizes to integrate with Target's APIs. Cleo Integration Cloud offers a variety of features and benefits, including:

  • Pre-built connectors for Target's APIs: Cleo Integration Cloud offers pre-built connectors for Target's APIs, which makes it easy and quick to get started with API integration.
  • A user-friendly interface: Cleo Integration Cloud has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to configure and manage API integrations.
  • Robust security and compliance features: Cleo Integration Cloud offers robust security and compliance features to help businesses protect their data and meet industry regulations.

If you are a business that does business with Target, Cleo Integration Cloud can help you to integrate with Target's APIs and improve your efficiency, accuracy, customer service, and profitability.


Deliver on your commitments to Target with confidence

Automate integrations into your back-office application so that you can achieve compliance, eliminate chargebacks, gain EDI + API visibility, and accelerate time-to-value.

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