Walmart Supplier Blog

Resources and articles for Walmart suppliers. The Walmart Supplier Blog aims to be the definitive source to keep suppliers up to speed on the latest Walmart initiatives and Retail Link tips and tricks.

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Walmart Retail Link Fundamentals

Walmart Retail Link Fundamentals covers a wide array of disciplines — from introductory lessons to advanced report building, supply chain management, replenishment, forecasting — even OTIF! This workshop includes thorough documentation and video tutorials to allow step-by-step guidance on a multitude of topics.

Walmart's New Collect Pickup Program and What It Means

Posted Aug 19, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Walmart announced that they will now begin "formalizing" the Collect pickup charges that will be charged to domestic suppliers with collect freight terms.

Optimizing Store Inventory Could Be As Simple As "Pack Size"

Posted May 25, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Pack size can have a significant impact on Inventory, product flow, order smoothness, transportation cost, and product cost. The rules for pack sizes help ensure that the product is able to flow from the truck directly to the shelf once it arrives at the

Who Is My Walmart Buyer?

Posted May 25, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

This searchable tool helps Suppliers find specific Walmart merchants, replenishment managers, and buyers in seconds. You will want to bookmark this page!

Mississauga RDC Warehouse Management System Upgrade

Posted May 24, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Walmart Canada will be converting the Warehouse Management System (WMS) at the Regional Distribution Centre. Walmart will be moving from the legacy Warehouse Accounts Receivable System (WARS) to the Global Logistics System (GLS).

Walmart Drone Delivery to 4 Million U.S. Households

Posted May 24, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Walmart announcing they will be expanding DroneUp delivery network to 34 sites by the end the year, providing the potential to reach 4 million U.S. households across six states.

Updated: Walmart Store List With Distribution Centers

Posted May 23, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Learn how to download an up-to-date list of all Walmart Stores in the United States and the Distribution Centers that each store is aligned with.

Fuel Costs and Rising Inflation Impacting Walmart Profits

Posted May 17, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said on a conference call that inflation took a toll on Walmart's top and bottom line, with fuel, container, storage and other costs spiking.

Retail Math for Walmart Suppliers

Posted May 17, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Walmart has their own language, that's no secret. But, did you know that quite a few of these acronyms and account metrics that you hear discussed are actually common retail metrics, not just Walmart metrics?

Walmart Deduction Recovery

Posted May 13, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

You're losing too much money to Walmart deductions. Understanding, disputing, and preventing Walmart deductions feels like an impossible task, and can take up hours of your team's time.

Walmart Freight Terms - Collect vs Prepaid

Posted May 13, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Walmart offers different freight terms for suppliers — Prepaid and Collect. In this section, let's explore the pros and cons of each freight term and help you determine which is the best fit for your company.

Decoding Walmart's Supplier Performance Scorecard

Posted May 12, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Walmart suppliers need to understand the most important metrics that Walmart uses to determine the performance of your account. The Supplier Performance Scorecard is a "same page thinking" document that provides this insight.

The Walmart Fiscal Calendar

Posted May 11, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

It's important that suppliers understand the format and how to match up Walmart fiscal dates with physical calendar dates.

How Do I Login to Retail Link®?

Posted May 10, 2022 by Walmart Supplier News

Retail Link® is Walmart's Supplier Portal, and a website where you will likely spend quite a bit of time managing your Walmart account. Let's discuss getting access to Retail Link and logging in once you have access.

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