In just 3 days, you’ll be up and running and will avoid expensive (and embarrassing) errors Retail Link® beginners often make.

Save $195 when you purchase the suite instead of individual classes.


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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.

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

All reports in Retail Link® 2 and 3 are for brick-and-mortar not dotcom. Our new class, Reports, begins in September 2021.

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 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® 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)

    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: $1,755


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.



  • 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.

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.

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The classes were extremely valuable and have already helped me tremendously in my position.

- Caleb - 11.3.21 Demand & Replenishment Analyst

The classes were fantastic! I really learned a lot, and Lori and Heather were great instructors. They gave quite a few “real world” applications and shared stories, which further helped in the training process.

- Michelle - 8/3/21 Category Management Analyst

The training is one of the best I have been through. The exercises were meaningful and easy to follow. I not only learned how to navigate Retail Link, but I left the training with a bunch of actionable reports that I can modify to meet any business need. Lori was awesome and kept things moving. I would recommend to anyone looking to better understand Retail Link.

- Jim - 7/20/21 Category Management

I really enjoyed the 3 day training with Lori! I am primarily a DSD supplier, so a lot of the stuff was fairly new to me, but I still picked up several tips and tricks that applied to my business. Big takeaways: - Efficiency in Retail Link. - Tips/Tricks in DSS. - Better understanding of terms and their applications. - How to communicate with the buyer. Lori did a great job keeping us engaged and teaching the material.

- Karsten - 7/20/21 Assistant VP of National Sales

The classes were great I learned a lot about how to navigate my way through Retail Link and how to run important queries that I believe will help us succeed and grow our business.

- Ryan - 7/20/21 Customer Service Representative

I already knew Retail Link some going into this class, and I learned so much more than I thought I would!! Great class, great teacher.

- Chandler - 6/8/21 Sales Coordinator