Learn how to create 11 valuable Retail Link® reports. An expert in Walmart’s DSS will teach you how to run and retrieve those reports so you produce accurate work — each and every time.


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You’ll learn how to build queries from start to finish and practice with a Retail Link® expert very experienced in building reports. Then you’ll explore different versions of the same data to give you a fuller, richer understanding of your product’s performance in Walmart. This knowledge provides a solid base on which to grow your product sales.

Who should take this Retail Link® class?
Analysts, those who build DSS reports or analyze Retail Link® data, those who wish to learn the correct DSS processes, those who want to create DSS reports more quickly.

All reports in this class are for brick-and-mortar not dotcom. For dotcom reports, register for Reports.

Currently, all 8th & Walton classes are live Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants per instructor.

You Will Learn

    How to use Retail Link® Decision Support – New
  • Homepage review
  • When to use Store Detail
  • 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 11 valuable reports:
    • Sales by Item
    • Current Instock and Pipeline
    • Stores Out and Nothing in Pipeline
    • Returns to Sales Comparison
    • Item 52 Week Forecast
    • Supply Plan by Order Date
    • Supply Plan by Receive Date
    • Markdown Event
    • 13 Week Sales
    • Sales Year Over Year
    • What Sells With My Item

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

PRICE: $650


Custom training and Walmart consulting services are also available for you or your team.
Custom training: We will develop a customized curriculum specifically for your needs and train your group privately, using your own data.
Walmart consulting: We will provide one-on-one time with an expert as well as full-service assistance from our team of consultants.
Click HERE to speak with a Retail Link® advisor to find out if this is a good option for you.

Meet Your Teacher

Lori Carter has had a remarkable breadth of experience in her 24 year retail career. It began at Walmart and Sam’s Club where she became a Retail Link® analyst and replenishment specialist. As a supplier and working on behalf of suppliers, Lori has managed e-commerce accounts, analyzed data, improved OTIF scores and resolved transportation issues. Lori also serves as an administrator of the Walmart Supplier Support Group on FaceBook. Here she answers suppliers’ questions, an experience that has given her a deep understanding of the current needs of the Walmart supplier.



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


  • 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.

Enroll Today!



The class was very informative and well worth my time. I enjoyed it and learned a lot.

- Missy - 1/5/22 Account Manager

It was a pleasure taking the classes with Lori and Heather. They were open to answering our questions. The notes that were provided were very informative, and I am happy I will use those notes in my workplace. I learned different types of reports and they will be a good use when I need to pull such reports at my workplace.

- Emily - 11/3/21 Associate I, Inventory Management

The session was great and informative. I truly learned a lot.

- Pinkie - 10/6/21 WM Supplier

Lori and Heather were very knowledgeable about all things Retail Link®. There were a lot of helpful tools that our team was able to implement immediately. Our team is looking forward to taking another class in the future.

- Julie - 9/1/21 Business Development Manager

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 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