RETAIL LINK® TRAINING SUITE

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

Custom Training on Retail Link® is also available for your team. 8th & Walton experts will develop a customized curriculum specifically for your needs and will teach your group privately, using your own data. Click HERE to speak with a Retail Link® expert to find out if this is a good option for you.

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.

THESE ARE 3 ALL-DAY CLASSES.
9:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME.

PRICE: $1,755 USD

YOU WILL SAVE $195 BY PURCHASING THE SUITE INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL CLASSES

Requirements

ALL STUDENTS

  • Register using your supplier email address
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password
  • Have Excel ready to use

WEBINAR STUDENTS

  • Access to and use of a web camera in computer

Suggestions

ALL STUDENTS

  • 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.

WEBINAR STUDENTS

  • 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.

Enroll Today!

$1,755 USD

Reviews

I loved this class and especially Heather’s teaching. Training materials were easy to follow and not only spoke to how to do a task in RL. She was a great teacher and really cared about her students understanding and succeeding. She put a lot of time into explaining the concepts and steps and made sure every one of us understood and was not left behind. I wouldn’t hesitate to take another class with her!

Adrienne- Trade Deduction Analyst – 4.6.21

Heather was an amazing instructor. She takes the time to answer all questions and will follow up with you if she doesn’t have an immediate solution. Taking the Suites course was intensive, but has given me a confidence boost for my new role. Thanks Heather!!

Sarah- Replenishment Planner – 4.6.21

Heather was a great instructor who always kept a good pace but ensured that none of the students fell behind. She clearly demonstrated the subject matter in a way that was clear and informative. She is excellent at keeping the class engaged. Overall, the course was an excellent experience and I give Heather my highest regards.

Gregory- Trade Deduction Analyst – 4.6.21
Heather was GREAT!

Marie-Christine- Category Manager – 1.12.21