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carrier assignments and rules for shipments tendered by or on behalf of you and
for no other purpose. Any other use of RoutingGuides.com and the information
contained hereon is strictly prohibited.
If you are already an active supplier, before shipping any product,
please review the Transportation and Logistics information found on
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access to information and systems used for conducting business with
The Home Depot. The site provides users with business related
documentation, contact information, alerts, action items, and access
to other Home Depot applications. Active suppliers and business
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submit a request to their Partner Guardian by
Registering for an account. HomeDepotLink is used by all
U.S. and Canada Merchandise suppliers, Non-Merchandise suppliers,
Carriers, and other Home Depot business partners.
This routing guide and shipping guide has been developed for
domestic, North American suppliers who ship to Home Depot, its
subsidiaries and/or affiliates within the US, Canada, and/or Puerto
Rico. All sections of this guide apply to all suppliers regardless
of their FOB terms. Log in to review the entire routing guide.
costs, storage fees or other expenses incurred by The Home Depot
because of the supplier's non-compliance with the terms and
conditions of the Supplier Buying Agreement shall be charged to the
supplier. Additionally, any carrier detention charges will be
charged back to the supplier. All expedited shipments that do not
have the proper The Home Depot approval will be charged back to the
Listed below are
general instructions to follow when shipping merchandise to Home
Do not split
POs between shipments. All cartons associated with one PO must
be on a single shipment.
be mixed in a carton or master carton/repack.
All POs for
all merchandising departments that are shipped on the same day
to the same destination (THD store, DC or TF) must be on a
single Bill of Lading.
Bill of Lading per store for shipments going to offshore
stores (AK, HI, PR, USVI and Guam). Offshore shipments
(except prepaid small package shipments) must go through the
appropriate consolidation center and include all applicable
shipments: All priority shipment requests that require
additional freight charges over and above normal service (such
as air freight or expedited-ground) must be approved prior to
shipping. Any expedited shipment coming from a vendor (inbound
shipment to The Home Depot) will require buyer, merchant, or
store manager approval.
If the request
for expedited shipment originates from a store it will
require the store manager’s approval.
If the request
for expedited shipment originates from a source other than a
store (e.g. merchant, host order, etc) it will require buyer
or merchant approval.
shipment coming from a DC, TF, or other HD facility
(outbound shipment from The Home Depot) will require
approval from the manager of the facility.
facilities are closed for extended times other than national
holidays, please notify the appropriate product merchant 90 days
before the closing to secure order placement and to guarantee
stores are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please plan
your deliveries around these holidays. Keep in mind; receiving
will be heavier than usual before and especially after the
deliver merchandise to the stores on store inventory days,
contact the receiving manager or store manager for a store
are required to observe and validate unloading. TL drivers are
required to tailgate the load.
seal must be intact upon arrival at Home Depot and Home Depot
must confirm it is intact.
All Suppliers regardless of freight terms
(Prepaid or Collect) are required to ship from the location
specified in the Supplier Buying Agreement (SBA).
Suppliers with multiple ship origins must ship from the SBA
stated ship origin which is closest/most cost optimal to the HD
destination on the purchase order. Failure to comply with this
will result in supplier charge backs.
Depot will not pay any accessorial charges on prepaid shipments.
Any charges such as notification, storage, re-consignment, inside
delivery, sorting/ segregating, etc. will be the sole financial
responsibility of the supplier.
The Home Depot
Core Carrier Program
suppliers who have collect freight terms or ship product
Less-Than-Truckload to any THD location (prepaid or collect) must
use an approved core carrier to complete all shipments. For LTL
shipments with collect freight terms, please follow the
state-to-state LTL carrier routing in the “Collect LTL Shipments”
tab. For LTL shipments with prepaid freight terms, please follow
the LTL carrier routing in the “Prepaid Shipments” tab.
The Home Depot
maintains a pool of preferred transportation providers, known as
core carriers, to manage all shipment types, including
Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Full Truckload (TL), Flatbed (FB),
Carpet, Delivery, Live Goods, and Small Parcel.
The use of core
carriers will mutually benefit both parties by:
the best overall value to The Home Depot and our suppliers
number of carriers delivering to our stores, thereby easing
congestion within the store receiving area
the supplier payment process
carriers are committed to Home Depot's SPI Program (nighttime
carriers maintain regularly scheduled appointments that ensure
product isn't trapped in a freight terminal waiting for
additional shipments to build store deliveries
this policy is required through the Supplier Buying Agreement.
Failure to comply could result in loss of business with The Home
Depot, cancellation/renegotiation of the
Supplier Buying Agreement,
and supplier fees. Guidelines for using core carriers for all
transportation modes and destinations can be found centrally at
Please use these guidelines to determine the appropriate carrier for
each shipment. As changes to the core carrier pool occur, the
guidelines on this site will be updated.
terms are indicated on the Supplier Buying Agreement (SBA). The
majority of Home Depot vendors are on FOB destination terms.
Regarding FOB destination terms, and as stated in section 3.1 of
the SBA Terms and Conditions, risk of loss and title transfer
from the supplier to Home Depot upon receipt and acceptance of
the merchandise in good condition by The Home Depot at the
designated final destination. Receipt and acceptance of the
merchandise occurs when Home Depot receives the goods on a
carton or item-level basis into its inventory management system
via key rec or other process at the final destination. The
merchandise may be required to move through Home Depot transfer
locations, but the final destination is the ultimate destination
listed on the Purchase Order.