Purchase Order

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A is a commercial document issued by the buying party to the selling party, representing a legally binding offer to buy products or services. *) Typically a consists of at least:

  • Buyer
  • Seller
  • Product or service
  • Quantities
  • Prices

Additionally s may also include:

  • Product quality or grade
  • Time and place
  • Other delivery terms and conditions
  • Payment terms and conditions

The electronic formats for include: EDI 850 and ORDERS


A is one of the documents exchanged between Buyer and Seller for order fulfillment:

  1. Order Acknowledgment
  2. Order Confirmation
  3. Advance Shipment Notice
  4. Carrier Status Updates
  5. Proof of Delivery
  6. Invoice

The sequence of these messages may differ by industry and/or supply chain configuration.

*) The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.


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