In just 3 days, you will master the navigation and reports of Retail Link®. Your clients will appreciate your knowledge and your speedy delivery of accurately prepared reports.

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Immerse yourself in Retail Link®. It is Walmart’s online hub of data, documentation, reports and special applications. A teacher with decades of experience with Walmart will guide you through navigating Retail Link®, lead you through building and analyzing DSS reports and provide guidance about managing your work load.

Consultants and brokers in the know realize that these three days of training get you where you need to be quickly and thoroughly.

All Retail Link® class content was revised May 2022.

You Will Learn

Day One:
Retail Link® Basics

    How to make your way around Retail Link®
  • Retail Link® basic navigation
  • How the homepage is set up
  • The most valuable functions, apps and docs
  • How to maximize the Walmart homepage
    • How to use its most important scorecards and reports
    • The Supplier Performance Scorecard
    • The Quick Item Information Report
    • The Company Summary Report
    • The Store Detail Report
    • How to share reports
    • Where dotcom reports are located
      • How to get more out of Retail Link® immediately
      • How to customize your dashboard
      • How to best use its important apps and docs
      • How to save time and reduce frustration
      • Where to find definitions quickly
        • 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

Day Two:
Retail Link® Intermediate Decision Support (DSS)

    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 12 valuable reports:
    • Sales by Item
    • PO Tracking
    • 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

Day Three:
Retail Link® Advanced Decision Support (DSS)

    Top and Bottom Store Ranking and the 80/20 rule
      How to run a sell-thru on your promo items
        3 reports to help pinpoint your outs
      • POS Qty by Day
      • Days Out Last Week
      • POS Qty by Day by Store
        • How to see your inventory in the Walmart warehouse
            How to compare your forecast to your sales
              How to find out which/how many stores will be on a new modular
                How to look at forecast for an item by store
                  How to identify most out of stock issues
                    3 Market Basket reports
                  • What Sells With My Item
                  • Purchase Quantity
                  • Purchase Frequency
                    • Organizing reports and developing a plan
                      Communicating with Walmart

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

PRICE: $2,550


  • Each student must register; one participant per registration.
  • Each student must use his/her camera throughout class.
  • Register using your supplier email address.
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®.
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password.
  • Have Excel ready to use.

    Meet Your Teachers

    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.

    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.

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