Suppliers know the value of staying current with Walmart’s latest in methods, reports and systems, and 8th & Walton classes have helped thousands become better partners with Walmart. Read the reviews from our students.
The class was great , and Lori and Heather were both great with taking their time explaining and going through the steps in a timely manner with everyone.
- Suryia - 1.4.22 Sales Support
The classes were terrific. I do not know how any new vendor could succeed at Walmart without them.
- Janice - 6.7.22 Sales Executive
Thank you for the informative Retail Link classes. The 3 day course was great to cover the items I needed to learn and go in depth into Retail Link. Lori and Heather kept the context engaging and interactive.
- Renata - 6.7.22 Customer Development Analyst
RL3 was as informative as were 1&2. Lori was great!!!! I was amazed how well she adapted the class given the RL issues that were going on with Wal-Mart that day. 8th & Walton has always been extremely educational and helpful.
- Erin - 5/3/22 Sales Analyst
Heather and Lori were fantastic and I learned a ton. I’m looking forward to my next 3 classes with them.
- Terri - 2/1/22 Accounts Receivable Specialist
My Retail Link Suite classes were very informative and very beneficial in learning reports that will be used in my daily work. Heather and Lori were both incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and kind teachers; Lori especially assisted me even further with personal questions pertaining to my job. I plan to sign up for additional classes.
- Marisa - 1/4/22 Sales Operations Manager
The class was very beneficial, and I’m glad I took the classes. Lori was very patient and made sure that all students understood what we were learning before we moved on to the next task. Lori is fantastic, and I’ve learned so much from her. I appreciate 8th & Walton for allowing me to apart of this learning experience. Also -- Heather was and worked with me on my lunch break. My Retail Link was having issues loading while we were in class. She took the time out of her lunch to make sure I was all caught up and was ok.
- Heather - 1/4/22 Sales & Marketing Coordinator
I really learned a lot from the Retail Link Suite and the next day even showed my manager a report I ran. I’m still learning how to build my own reports from scratch; I’ve been doing some trial and error and figured it out with the basics I learned in the class.I really learned a lot from the Retail Link Suite and the next day even showed my manager a report I ran. I’m still learning how to build my own reports from scratch; I’ve been doing some trial and error and figured it out with the basics I learned in the class.
- Rose - 1/4/22 Sales Manager
It was great. Learned a lot I did not know since I never worked with Retail Link in the past.
- Jennifer - 12/7/21 Sales Director
The class was easy to follow, well-led, and very informative. I am new to Walmart, so I did not know the capabilities of Retail Link but came away from the session with the basic knowledge I needed. My goal is to get to a level in Retail Link where I can be self-sufficient if I need information. After taking the class, I have an excellent understanding of the system’s capabilities, and with additional practice, I will achieve my goal.
- Marc - 12/7/21 Sales Manager
It was a good class and I learned a lot.
- Fran - 12/7/21 Business Development Manager - Sales
I really enjoyed the class, and Lori and Heather were awesome. Received a better understanding of RL.
- Jodi - 11/2/21 Office Coordinator
The classes were extremely valuable and have already helped me tremendously in my position.
- Caleb - 12/7/21 Demand & Replenishment Analyst
I really enjoyed the class, and Lori and Heather were awesome. Received a better understanding of RL.
- Jodi - 11/2/21 Office Coordinator
The classes were fantastic! I really learned a lot, and Lori and Heather were great instructors. They gave quite a few “real world” applications and shared stories, which further helped in the training process.
- Michelle - 8/3/21 Category Management Analyst
Lori is a great trainer. She was patient and thorough. I signed up for this training because I did not feel confident in a system of which I am supposed to be an expert user, and came out feeling very confident with a lot of new ideas on how I can improve company understanding and practices of Walmart data reporting. Well worth it, Thank you!
- Hannah - 7/22/21 Sr. Sales Analyst
I recently started with my company and did not have any prior Retail Link experience so they asked that I enroll in the training. The training went well and was very informative!
- Shannon - 7/21/21 Sr. Sales Administrator
Lori was very knowledgeable and willing to help and explain.
- Jacob - 5/5/21 Replenishment and Supply Chain
The classes were wonderful! Extremely helpful and well worth it. I look forward to next week's classes. Thank y'all for the help!
- Kristin - 7/21/21 Business Analyst
Our class with Lori was great. She was able to walk us through the DSS module and the valuable reports that we can create. Her ‘recipe guides’ are very helpful
- Karyn - 7/21/21 Data Coordinator
The classes were great I learned a lot about how to navigate my way through Retail Link and how to run important queries that I believe will help us succeed and grow our business.
- Ryan - 7/20/21 Customer Service Representative
I really enjoyed the training, and Lori did an outstanding job. She is very knowledgeable.
- Christina - 7/20/21 Sales Director
The course was great. Very helpful and well executed by Lori.
- Corey - 7/20/21 Sales Director
I really enjoyed the 3 day training with Lori! I am primarily a DSD supplier, so a lot of the stuff was fairly new to me, but I still picked up several tips and tricks that applied to my business. Big takeaways: - Efficiency in Retail Link. - Tips/Tricks in DSS. - Better understanding of terms and their applications. - How to communicate with the buyer. Lori did a great job keeping us engaged and teaching the material.
- Karsten - 7/20/21 Assistant VP of National Sales
The training is one of the best I have been through. The exercises were meaningful and easy to follow. I not only learned how to navigate Retail Link, but I left the training with a bunch of actionable reports that I can modify to meet any business need. Lori was awesome and kept things moving. I would recommend to anyone looking to better understand Retail Link.
- Jim - 7/20/21 Category Management
Learned a lot... class was at a good pace.... very informative. Teacher was excellent...
- Nadine - 6/8/21 Dropship Coordinator
Very helpful! A must to be successful with Retail Link.
- Stacee - 6/8/21 Account Executive
I already knew Retail Link some going into this class, and I learned so much more than I thought I would!! Great class, great teacher.
- Chandler - 6/8/21 Sales Coordinator
I took three classes and found each and every one to be extremely beneficial to our organization’s current and future needs. Lori and Lisa were both absolutely wonderful — very knowledgeable, classes were well paced and informative, and they were a pleasure to learn from.
- Summer - 9/30/21 Sales Administrator
I gained a lot from the SQEP class. Terry was AWESOME! He is very knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining Walmart’s expectations. He was very helpful in answering questions for me as well. I definitely got a lot of value from the class.
- Ondreas - 9/23/21 Retail Accounts Specialist
It was great. Terry was the best. Had quite a few takeaways that I can implement immediately and have a better understanding of the process.
- Pat - 7/20/21 Walmart Specialist
The class was GREAT! Terry was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information with us. He is definitely on our radar for future training.
- Pam - 7/19/21 Senior E-Commerce Specialist
My class with Joel was great!! A lot of information / tools that I was not aware of. Much appreciated."
- Lissa - 6/22/21 Customer Care
Lori was AWESOME! Needless to say training went GREAT! I learned a lot. Being new with (company’s) Customer Service Team, this training is exactly what I needed.
- Lisa - 7/23/20 Customer Service Representative
I loved the class. Lori explains and teaches very well.
- Melissa - 3/25/21 Account Specialist
Excellent class! All classes I have taken with them are excellent! I always leave with no questions left behind! Very one on one level of customer service and they are very knowledgeable in every aspect of the business.
- Ami - 3/11/21 Replenishment Manager
I enjoyed the pace of the seminar and the content. Very knowledgeable team.
- Judith - 3/11/21 Business Analyst
Seminar was excellent. Very informative.
- Cindi - 2/7/21 Senior Account Manager
Very good. We enjoyed it and learned things from Joel.
- Jim - 2/22/22 Student
The training with Joel was very helpful and will definitely recommend it to other co-workers.
- Jennifer - 11/9/21 Student
I thought it was really beneficial information that Joel shared, and I really enjoyed how Joel presented the information. He has a great demeanor that is very pleasant to listen to. The breaks were well timed, and he was always really good to take questions. I have now connected with Joel via LinkedIn, which I am thankful for because I consider him an authority on the subject of Item 360.
- Joel M. - 2.22.22 Student
The class was really good, very informative
- Stacey - 9/14/21 Account Specialist
The classes were informative, and Joel was very knowledgeable.
- Emily - 9/14/21 US Supplier
The classes were great, very informative.
- Paula - 7/14/21 Site Manager, E-Commerce
I got some very useful details from the class. I love learning and have done quite a bit of training with 8th & Walton over the years although it's been a while. I am getting ready to hire a new sales support person, so I will definitely have her sign up for this program. I thought the 1st session was FABULOUS in explaining GTINS and hierarchies and would be very helpful for a new person not familiar with those concepts.
- Rachel - 5/18/21 Director of Sales Operations
The class was informative and I learned quite a bit. Would recommend.
- Sean - 4/27/21 Student
I wanted to reach out and thank you for such a great class last week; it was truly very beneficial.
- Matt - 2/23/21 Account Manager
I was very happy with the Accounting training last week. Heather was the best! She was so helpful, detailed and patient. There were so many things I was not aware I could do or even had access to in Retail Link. I'm sure there will be more classes in my future as I take on more responsibility.
- Veronica - 7.26.22 Accounting
Heather was amazing! She clearly explained and walked us through the class material. She was honest if she wasn’t aware of a Walmart update or if the system looked different from updates. She was eager to answer our questions and made sure everyone was up to speed and took the time to help us with our specific data if it didn’t match course material. Each supplier’s business is different with WM so I was a little nervous about this course, but it was no issue at all! I learned a lot from the course and have already got plans in place so we can fix our processes and improve our business!
- Tiffany - 3.29.22 Accounting Associate
It was great! Very informative and Heather did a great job explaining key points and answering our questions. I particularly benefited from learning about the OTIF scorecard section on Retail Link and downloading item level detail for these charges.
- Mariah - 3/29/22 Trade Deductions Manager
I just wanted to let you know that that was a great class which didn’t even feel like a whole day. I personally learned so much, and it’s great to finally, fully understand what all those functions on Retail Link do (and those we didn’t even know about). We will definitely be looking to sign up for more classes.
- Faith - 3.29.22 Assistant Controller
The class was great. Being able to ask questions and hear the questions of other suppliers was informative. Heather was very knowledgeable when it came to the systems and ways to navigate the system.
- Sunny - 3/29/22 Student
Heather’s class was excellent. I wish I took this class when I first started with my company. 10 out of 10 all around.
- Kim - 1/27/22 US Supplier
This course was more than helpful. I plan of taking the OTIF and SQEP courses as well.
- Bailee - 10/7/21 Logistics Lead/ Finance Group
Heather’s class sparked some ideas we can pursue to mitigate some deductions!
- Ran - 9/8/21 US Supplier
Heather was amazing and shared quite a few interesting points on best business practices. I changed my role from Sales Analyst to Deductions Analyst. Although I had 5 years behind me on the Walmart Sales end, I had no training on the Accounting end which prompted me to take the course. I found it very helpful on the Accounting end. For the most part, I already knew topics in the presentation, but it was good to fill in some of the blanks and grey areas I had questions on.
- Geraldine - 9/3/20 Deductions Analyst
It was a good class.
- Anner - 8/5/21 Replenishment Manager
Heather Reid was just awesome! We only had three people in the class which was great because my co-worker and I had a lot of questions. She was very patient and thorough. We will definitely be taking additional classes with 8th & Walton!
- Susan - 5/4/21 Compliance Manager
Heather was great. I’m sure what I learned will pay for the class many times over.
- Alfred - 5/4/21 IT/Operations
It was a long day but I think necessary. Heather is a very good instructor. I am a demanding student. Heather met all my expectations. The class was very well organized, the material was what I needed and the instructor was great. Highly recommended.
- Tom - 4/13/21 CFO
I really learned a lot today and am excited to start making better use of the tools that I already have.
- Maru - 4/13/21 Staff Accountant
Learned very helpful info that will help in deduction disputes and receiving more timely payment.
- Ashely - 3/4/21 Sr. Analyst
Heather’s class was VERY helpful! I am really glad that I spent the time taking it.
- Alex - 2/2/22 Sales Director