You’ll save both time and money with this Retail Link® 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® courses of study and other training programs. She has taught over 2,000 suppliers.

Who should take this Retail Link® training:
If you’re new to Walmart Canada or new to a position requiring you to manage product sales, these three days of training get you where you need to be quickly and thoroughly.

Retail Link® courses are currently available only as webinars. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants per instructor.

You Will Learn

Day 1: Retail Link® 1: Basics

    How to make your way around Retail Link®
  • Retail Link® basic navigation
  • How the homepage is set up
  • How to save time and reduce frustration
  • The most valuable functions, apps and docs
    • How to create and successfully retrieve a query
    • The basics of Retail Link® Decision Support — New
    • The elements of building and retrieving a query
    • The difference between AND and OR when building a query
      • How to use Retail Link’s® most important scorecards and reports
      • Supplier Performance Scorecard
      • Quick Item Information Report
      • Company Summary Report
      • Store Detail Report
      • How to share reports
      • The benefits of scheduling your reports

Day 2: Retail Link® 2: Decision Support

    How to use Retail Link® Decision Support – New
  • Homepage review
  • Important and frequently used templates
  • How to select the data that will be shown in a report
  • Why the order of column selection is important
  • DSS shortcut to math calculations
  • How to make a report specific to your needs
  • How to develop a report specific to a store, warehouse or trait
  • How to work with time frames on queries
    • How to create and retrieve 10 valuable reports:
    • E-Commerce Business Performance
    • Sales by Item
    • PO Tracking
    • 104 Week Sales
    • Current Instock & Pipeline
    • Stores Out & Nothing in Pipeline (using a calculator)
    • Weekly Demand Forecast
    • Demand Forecast by Store
    • Markdown Event
    • Return to Sales Comparison
      • How to set up and use Custom Groups

Day 3: Retail Link® 3: Analysis

    How to:
  • Determine if your items are in the right stores
  • Calculate a Current Replenishment Instock
  • Build a story about your customer
  • Plan for demand of product needs
  • Make a case for adjusting your forecast
  • Know when a trend offers an opportunity
  • Tell a story that can be used to help your Walmart business
    • How to create and retrieve 10 valuable reports:
    • Item Store Level Sales
    • Store of the Community
    • Replenishment Instock
    • Market Basket Summary
    • Sales by Hour Summary
    • Sales by Hour
    • Supply Plan by Case
    • 104 Week Sales
    • Demand Forecast by Store
    • Forecast to Sales
      • How to create a Graph Index (based on a 104 Week Sales Report)

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

PRICE: $1,755 USD


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® advisor 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.



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


  • 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


I loved this class and especially Heather's teaching. Training materials were easy to follow and not only spoke on how to do a task in RL but why. 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 - 4-6-21 Trade Deduction Analyst

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 Suite course was intensive but has given me a confidence boost for my new role. Thanks, Heather!!

- Sarah - 4-6-21 Replenishment Planner

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 - 4-6-21 Trade Deduction Analyst

Heather was GREAT!

- Marie-Christine Category Manager