null Vendor Performance and Operation Standards (VPOS)

Vendor Performance and Operation Standards (VPOS)

Published 12/12/2018, 08:23 PM
Last Update 11/04/2021, 05:09 PM

These sections outline the required programs and processes for Merchandising Partners in the process of onboarding, as well as active Merchandising Partners.

For the content requiring a login, use your temporary credentials issued during onboarding (T-ID), or your permanent credentials (V-ID).


STANDARD TERMS AND VENDOR INSURANCE STANDARDS

Best Buy Standard Terms and Vendor Insurance Standards apply to all vendors selling goods for resale to Best Buy. Acceptance of a purchase order from Best Buy constitutes your acceptance of these terms. 

Best Buy Standard Terms (Login Required)
 
Best Buy Vendor Insurance Standards (Login Required)

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS, DONATIONS AND IN-STORE PROMOTIONS

For information about donations or Best Buy Giving Partnerships, visit the Best Buy Corporate site which includes information that reflects our commitment to the communities in which we live and work. For information about corporate sponsorship and in-store promotions, contact sponsorship@bestbuy.com.

Community Relations (Corporate site) 
 
Best Buy Giving Partnerships (Corporate site) 

EDI and E-BUSINESS


Best Buy offers two solutions to enable trading electronically: Traditional Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Web-enabled EDI. Both solutions meet our E-Business requirements, which are included as part of the Vendor Master Agreement (VMA).

If you have not implemented EDI in the past, contact the EDI Team (before you receive your Best Buy vendor number) to discuss EDI options and receive guidance.

Traditional EDI (Login Required)
 
Web-enabled EDI (Login Required)
 
EDI Homepage (Login Required)

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING


AP VISIBILITY

AP Visibility allows Best Buy to share financial information and conduct business in a secure environment with our partners

AP Visibility
 
Accounts Payable Setup Requirements
 
Finance and Accounting Homepage (Login Required)


ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT)

EFT is the system used to pay invoices, deduct payables and wire transfers.

  • Do not enroll unless Best Buy has initiated a plan to sell your products.
  • Best Buy will not issue a vendor number until you are enrolled in EFT.
  • Every Vendor Number must be set up separately in the EFT system.
EFT Requirements and Enrollment

GLOBAL LOCATION NUMBER

A Global Location Number (GLN) is a numeric "name" for a company, and provides a standard means to identify data owners/information providers such as distributors, brokers, and manufacturers, as well as legal entities and physical locations.

Global Location Numbers

ITEM INDUCTION AND PRODUCT DATA MANAGEMENT

Best Buy accepts new product data from merchandising partners via the Product Data Management portal (PDM). Vendors can connect and submit to PDM using one of two standard methods – API or File Exchange.

Product Data Standards (Login Required)
 
PDM Resource Homepage (Login Required)

POLICIES, GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS

Review the policies and standards that apply to our Best Buy Partners, as found on the Policies homepage.

Best Buy Policies Homepage

PRODUCT SPECIFIC POLICIES AND COMPLIANCE 

Products delivered to Best Buy are required to meet all applicable Federal, State and Local product safety laws and regulations.

Environmental Compliance Requirements
 
E-Waste Regulations and Deadlines (ERCC site)
 
Demo Display Funding and Collection Process (Login Required)
 
Product Compliance Homepage

SECOND AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS

The purpose of these guidelines is to set clear expectations for all work that Second or Third Party Labor conducts in Best Buy stores. It is important to ensure alignment of goals and strategy to maximize the customer and employee experience.

Second and Third Party Provider Guidelines

SHIP IT RIGHT

Ship It Right is Best Buy’s Logistics and Shipping compliance program which measures inbound shipping at points where improvements can be made, based on supply chain points within the vendor's control.

Ship It Right Information
 
Ship It Right Program (Login Required)

SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

To interface with Best Buy Logistics and Transportation, refer to the various Inbound Shipping guides available on the Partner Portal. These guides detail the requirements for shipments from our Partners. Your supply chain and logistics partners should also familiarize themselves with the Best Buy shipping and receiving processes listed in these guides.

Inbound Shipping Guides
 
Transportation Analysis RFI
 
Supply Chain and Logistics Homepage (Login Required)

VENDOR ONBOARDING AND SETUP

Traditional Domestic Onboarding Guide
 
Supplier Direct Fulfillment (SDF) Onboarding Guide