null Vendor Performance and Operation Standards (VPOS)

Vendor Performance and Operation Standards (VPOS)

Published 12/12/2018, 08:23 PM
Last Update 10/19/2020, 03:17 AM

These sections outline the required programs and processes for Best Buy Partners.

If you are currently an active US Merchandising Partner, please log into the Partner Portal and then reference the US Merchandising VPOS page.


FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
 

For information about Best Buy's Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) requirements, please click here.

For information about AP Visibility, which allows Best Buy to share financial information and conduct business in a secure environment with our partners, please click here.

 


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. The Standard Terms and Vendor Insurance Standards are Best Buy Confidential Information and for this reason, you will need your vendor login and password to access them.

 


POLICIES AND STANDARDS FOR BEST BUY PARTNERS

 


ITEM INDUCTION - PDM
 

Best Buy is consistently improving and streamlining processes within our supply chain. We have engaged an initiative aimed at improving the accuracy and integrity of the product data collected in our systems. As a part of this focus, we accept new product data from Vendors using the Product Data Management portal (PDM). Vendors can connect and submit to PDM via one of two standard methods – API or File Exchange.

 


PRODUCT SPECIFIC POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS
 

Products delivered to Best Buy are required to meet all applicable Federal, State and Local product safety laws and regulations. More information can be found on the Product Compliance page, which requires you to log-in.

  • California 65
  • Environmental Compliance - These laws must be followed in order for your brand to be sold at Best Buy. Click here to review a summary of these requirements.
  • Please refer to the ERCC website for a full list of e-waste regulations and deadlines. 

 


E-BUSINESS AND EDI
 

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). More information can be found on the EDI page, which requires you to log-in.

 


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.

 


SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
 

To interface with Best Buy Logistics and Best Buy Transportation, refer to the various Inbound Shipping guides linked below, which detail Best Buy’s requirements for shipments from our Partners. When a PO is accepted, the requirements of the following Inbound Shipping Guide are also accepted.

 


CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS, DONATIONS AND IN-STORE PROMOTIONS