Add depth to your knowledge of DSS and richness to your Retail Link® insights. This translates to greater profitability for your brand and greater confidence for you.


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Harvest more Retail Link® data by learning new queries and discovering additional value in familiar reports. As you capitalize more fully on Retail Link®, you will gain greater competence in your reporting, improve your productivity and uncover new insights.

Who should take this Retail Link® class:
Analysts wanting a deeper understanding of Retail Link® data, product managers.

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 create and analyze 18 reports
  • Sales (POS Quantity) and Inventory by Day
  • Sales (POS Quantity) and Inventory by Day by Store
  • Inventory by Warehouse
  • PO Tracking
  • Supply Plan by Order Date
  • Supply Plan by Receive Date
  • Forecast to Sales
  • Future Valid Item/Store
  • What Sells With My Item
  • Store of the Community
  • Stores on a Trait
  • Sales by Store
  • Sales by Item
  • Returns to Sales Comparison
  • Markdown Event
  • DC Inventory
  • Current Instock & pipeline
  • Stores Out and Nothing in Pipeline
    • The Life of an Analyst
    • The 13 habits of the best analysts
    • How to develop your plan
    • What to do each week, month, year
    • The most important reports to maintain
    • Best apps and docs for your needs
      • Communicating With Walmart
      • What not to ask Walmart
      • Best practices for communicating with a buyer
      • How to write a better email to your buyer
      • The importance of analytics-based stories

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 which is a better 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
  • 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.

Enroll Today!



I had a great experience. The instructors were engaging and interesting. I learned a lot of things during the training and look forward to my next training!

- Taryn - 9/2/21 Walmart, Customer Development

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