Vendor Partnership Manual

Welcome to the Shopko Stores Operating Company LLC Vendor Partnership Manual Web Site.

This Web site is intended to keep you, our vendor partner, up-to-date regarding the requirements for conducting business with Shopko Stores Operating Company LLC (herein referred to as Shopko). This site contains the latest version of Shopko's Vendor Partnership Manual.

The Vendor Partnership Manual sets forth our terms and conditions along with our operational requirements of our vendor partners in order to sell merchandise to Shopko Stores. This manual is subject to periodic change by Shopko.

Adherence to all of these changes is your responsibility. The most recent changes will be identified by a "What's New" page preceding the Table of Contents within each chapter.

Please read all of the documents within this site carefully; please do not complete any of the forms unless asked by us to do so. The forms are for reference purposes only.

This electronic format allows you the ability to download the documents via the use of Acrobat® Reader. Please feel free to disseminate these requirements to members of your organization who may not have access to the Internet. Any questions on how to download this document should be directed to your Internet administrator.

We value your commitment to Shopko's business.

01 - Introduction (Updated 01/31/18)

An overview of the purpose and benefits of the Vendor Partnership Manual.

02 - Vendor Setup (Updated 01/31/18)

Examples of all forms needed for a new vendor setup along with a brief explanation of each.

03 - Terms & Conditions of Purchase Order (Updated 01/31/18)

Purchase Order violations, terms & conditions, and penalties.

04 - Agreement on Confidentiality (Updated 01/31/18)

Agreement concerning use and protection of Confidential Information with respect to Shopko's business operations.

05 - Code of Ethics (Updated 01/31/18)

Overview of all applicable laws, rules and regulations of the United States with respect to, but not limited to, wages & hours, child labor, prison labor, disciplinary practices, discrimination, worker safety, product safety, and environment.

06 - EDI (Updated 01/31/18)

EDI procedures and requirements, testing information, and Advanced Ship Notification (ASN).

07 - Private Brand and Trend Division (Updated 02/28/18)

Procedures, requirements and non-compliance penalties associated with adherence to quality standards.

08- Product Regulatory and Quality (Updated 01/31/18)

Product testing, product inspections and factory approvals for Shopko private label, direct imports, and toy vendors.

09 - Inventory Management (Updated 01/31/18)

Replenishment standards and information.

10 - Distribution and Domestic Transportation (Updated 01/31/18)

Routing, loading and shipping instructions, carton marking requirements, compliance and chargeback penalties associated with domestic purchase order shipping.

11 - Reverse Logistics/Product Recall (Updated 01/31/18)

Information on merchandise returns and product recall.

12 - Imports (Updated 01/31/18)

All information needed to properly quote and complete direct import business with ShopKo.

13 - POE Shipments (Updated 01/31/18)

An overview of POE shipping requirements.

14 - Accounts Payable (Updated 01/31/18)

Invoice requirements, Billing Instructions, Price/Quantity Discrepancy Invoice/Chargebacks, Compliance Policies and "Who to call" in Accounting.

15- Non-Compliance (Updated 01/31/18)

Guidelines, requirements, standards, penalties, and preventive measures associated with non-compliance that apply to all Shopko vendors.

16 - Allowances (Updated 01/31/18)

Definitions of Vendor Allowance categories.

17 - Vendor Source Tagging (Updated 01/31/18)

Information to properly understand and implement Source Tagging on all non-apparel items.


18 - Ecommerce Drop Ship Terms (Updated 01/31/18)

Specific policies and procedures for vendors participating in Shopko's E-commerce Drop Ship program.


19 - Furniture Standards Guide (Updated 01/31/18)

Outlines specific policies, procedures, and guidelines for vendors supplying Shopko with furniture; both import and domestic.