You’ll save both time and money with this training suite. In just 3 days, you’ll be up and running and will avoid expensive (and embarrassing) errors beginners often make due to lack of knowledge. 

Save $195 by purchasing the suite instead of individual classes.

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For 3 days, immerse yourself in Retail Link®, Walmart’s online hub of data, documentation, reports, and special applications. If you’re new to Walmart Canada or new to a position requiring you to manage product sales, this training gets you where you need to be quickly and thoroughly.

All 8th & Walton classes for Walmart suppliers selling in Canada are taught by Heather Reid of Mississauga, Ontario. For 22 years, Reid worked at Walmart Canada, organizing and facilitating its Retail Link® and other training programs. She has taught over 2,000 suppliers. 

This suite is currently available only as a webinar. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants. 

You Will Learn

Day 1: Retail Link® 1: Basics

    • How to navigate the Retail Link® homepage
    • The importance of Business at a Glance
    • How to customize your dashboard
    • The  most important apps and docs in Retail Link®
    • Critical aspects of Walmart’s accounting
    • The difference between the OTIF app and the OTIF doc
    • The components of the New Decision Support homepage
    • The elements of building a query
    • The significance of the Supplier Performance Scorecard
    • How to create, retrieve, and review reports: Quick Item File, Company Summary, Sales by Store

Day 2: Retail Link® 2: Decision Support

    • Tips for using Retail Link® Decision Support – New
    • How to create and retrieve 10 valuable reports:
    1. Sales by Item
    2. PO Tracking
    3. 104 Week Sales
    4. Current Instock & Pipeline
    5. Stores Out & Nothing in Pipeline
    6. Item 17 Week Forecast
    7. Demand Forecast – Warehouse
    8. Demand Forecast by Store
    9. Return to Sales Comparison
    10. Markdown Event

Day 3: Retail Link® 3: Analysis

  • How to make a case for adjusting your forecast
  • How to know when a trend offers an opportunity
  • How to determine if your items are in the right stores
  • How to build a story about your customer
  • How to create and retrieve 10 valuable reports:
  1. Item Store Level
  2. Store of the Community
  3. Replenishment Instock
  4. Market Basket Summary
  5. Sales by Hour
  6. Supply Plan
  7. Forecast to Sales
  8. 104 Week Sales
  9. Demand Forecast by WarehouseComparison
  10. Demand Forecast by Store

Meet Your Teacher

Heather Reid worked for Walmart Canada for 22 years prior to joining Canada’s 8th & Walton in 2016. While at Walmart, she organized and facilitated its Retail Link® and various system-training programs for both internal and external Walmart customers. She also facilitated a four-day supplier training session on a bi-weekly basis, teaching over 2,000 suppliers. She has a vast knowledge of Replenishment (GRS) and is an expert in Retail Link® and in Accounting for both Walmart Canada and Walmart US. In addition to her deep knowledge of retail systems, Heather is an extraordinary teacher. She holds a diploma in Human Resources, Marketing, and Accounting and has held the Canadian Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation.

9:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME.

PRICE: $1,755 USD




  • Register using your supplier email address
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password
  • You will need a laptop with wireless internet and Microsoft Excel


  • Access to and use of a web camera in computer



  • In order to produce valid reports, your company should be shipping to Walmart prior to taking this class. Since our classes do not use dummy data, if you are not shipping to Walmart, you will have no data with which to produce reports.


  • Dual monitors (one for the webinar, one for reports)
  • Log in 15 minutes prior to class starting time to assure both audio and video are functioning.

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$1,755 USD


Heather was GREAT!

Marie-Christine- Category Manager – 1.12.21