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Selling to Walmart: A Guide For Suppliers

Understanding how Walmart does business and what your buyer will expect from you is critical to your success. Whether you are an aspiring, new or experienced Walmart supplier, this is the class for you!

  • How to set up a new supplier agreement in GSM
  • What your buyer expects from you, and what questions to expect
  • Terminology and acronyms
Beginning Retail Link

Get hands-on training for the most common functions of Retail Link®. Designed for both the beginner and anyone needing a refresher, this course takes a hands-on approach to providing an overview of the most common functions of Retail Link®.

  • Basic Navigation
  • Query Building 101
  • Report Scheduling & Sharing
Intermediate Retail Link

Intermediate Retail Link® is designed to help suppliers get more out of the Walmart database. Increased Retail Link® knowledge makes key aspects of your business more visible and measurable..

  • In-Depth Review Decision Support
  • Historical Performance - Review of Item Seasonality
  • Custom Groups - Building & Use
Advanced Retail Link

Become a Retail Link® power user with this course, which gives experienced users complete control of the tools available. Bring examples of your challenges and we will review them in class..

Accounting, Invoicing & Deductions

Learn how to optimize cash flow through effective use of purchase orders, invoicing information, and accounting procedures.

  • How to avoid deductions
  • How the Walmart Payables system works
  • Use the supplier Dispute Portal to successfully request payback
On Time In Full (OTIF) Insights and resolutions

Need to improve your OTIF score? Prepare your sales, replenishment, and supply chain team members to identify root cause, plan steps to execute, and improve performance.

  • Walmart expectations for On Time, In Full shipments
  • How to connect your forecast with desired OTIF outcomes
  • How to select your best consolidation option
  • How to connect your forecast with desired OTIF outcomes
  • How On Time In Full performance will prevent fines
GRS-Replenishment 101

Forecast accuracy is essential to produce purchase orders that support both in-stock and merchandise flow.

  • GRS overview and key concepts
  • Demand workbench and forecast generation
  • Demand reporting
GRS-Replenishment 201

Learn how the demand forecast and other supply chain inputs are used to impact purchase orders.

  • Truckload Optimization
  • Sources of safety stock & how to provide recommendations
  • Creation of the supply plan for stores and DCs
E-Commerce: How to Succeed with Walmart

E-Commerce is NOT the future. E-Commerce is NOW.

Learn how to become an effective partner with and grow your business online..

  • Manage your account
  • Manage your e-commerce inventory
  • How to market your product in the digital age
Sam's Club Item Setup, Dotcom & GDSN

This in-depth class lays out everything you need to know to succeed with Sam's Club, whether your product is sold in-store or online.

  • Item Setup/Management: Creation, maintenance, Inquiry, and DataSync
  • Dotcom Item Setup: Images and Rich Content
  • Product introduction for new and existing suppliers
Item File Setup & Maintenance

Maximize your knowledge and earning potential by gaining a greater understanding of the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and item management.

This course provides a thorough understanding of getting your items created at Walmart, the GDSN process and managing the online item file process.

Direct Imports

At the end of this course you will walk away with the understanding of the Direct Importing process from inception of an item overseas to managing your item on the shelf in U.S. Stores.

Pricing Management

Price is core of everything for the world’s largest retailer. Understanding and creating the right price is the quickest way to grow or contract your presence in Walmart.

  • How syndicated data can give you a limited view.
  • What to include in an effective pricing strategy.
  • How to leverage multiple inputs to paint a total picture.
Private Brands Strategy

Private brands are making a surge in many new categories while expanding their role in many traditional categories.

  • What is the difference between a Private Brand and an Exclusive Brand.
  • What happens when Private Brands enter my category
  • What are my options for a Private Brand request.
Retail Analytics 101

Get more out of your data! Become a better analyst while you learn how to use data to tell a story.

  • Tell a story using your data
  • Increase your capacity to gain insights
  • Create a fundamental dashboard in Excel
Retail Analytics 201

Get more out of your data! Become a better analyst while you learn how to use data to tell a story.

  • Advanced condition of formulas
  • How to build dynamic year-over-year charts.
  • How to easily analyze rankings
Retail Analytics 301

Take your analytics to the top level, using the business intelligence tool of the future: Microsoft’s Power BI.

  • How to build basic business intelligence (BI) reports
  • How to connect data in multiple workbooks
  • How to use visualization tools to create a well organized reporting dashboard