Retail Link® Training Suite


 January 15-17, 2019 | 8th & Walton Main Office 

$1,755 USD


Class Description



Your success with Walmart depends on your being able to use Retail Link® accurately, fully, and with confidence. In these three classes, you’ll learn how to navigate Retail Link® and use its functions, create reports and queries, and find insights in your Retail Link® data.

This class is for Walmart suppliers selling in Walmart U.S. stores.

Sam’s Club and Dot.com suppliers, please contact us

Canadian suppliers selling in Canada, please check our Canadian classes.

Agenda



  • Day 1
    Retail Link® 1: Basics
    Learn all that Retail LInk® has to offer and how to access its DOCS and APPS. Explore the Retail Link® Decision Support Home Page and the elements of building a query.
  • Day 2
    Retail Link® 2: Decision Support
    Learn how to create and retrieve queries from start to finish. Explore different versions of the same data to give you a fuller, richer understanding of your product’s performance in Walmart.
  • Day 3
    Retail Link® 3: Analysis
    Learn how to find trends and insights in your data. As you practice using true case studies from other suppliers, you’ll sharpen your analytical skills and experience the thrill of uncovering solutions and discovering new opportunities.

You Will Learn...



Day 1: Retail Link® 1: Basics

    • How to Navigate the New Retail Link® Home Page
    • How to Customize Your Own Dashboard
    • Important DOCS
    • 15 Valuable APPS
    • How to Build Out Your Business at a Glance
    • Introduction to the Decision Support Home Page
    • The Elements of Building a Query
    • How to Create and Retrieve A Quick Item Information Report
    • How to Create and Retrieve A Supplier Performance Scorecard

Retail Link® 2: Decision Support

      • How to Create and Retrieve A Company Summary Report
      • How to Create and Retrieve A Store Detail Report
      • Meaning of All Links Rollup and All Links Detail
      • The Difference Between All Links Rollup VS All Links Detail
      • How to Create and Retrieve A Basic Sales & Inventory Report
      • How to Create and Retrieve A Basic Replenishment Report
      • How to Create and Retrieve A Forecast
      • How to Create and Retrieve A POS
      • How to Compare Forecast and POS Side-by-Side
      • How to Create and Retrieve A Markdowns Report

Day 3: Retail Link® 3: Analysis

      • How to Fine Tune Seasonality and Forecast
      • How to Make a Case for Adjusting Your Forecast
      • How to Know When a Trend Offers an Opportunity
      • How to Know if Your Items Are in the Right Stores
      • How to Recommend a New Store Count
      • How to Build a Story About Your Customer

This is a 3-day class. From 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST. You may take the classes in the same week or 1 a month for 3 months. This class is for suppliers selling in U.S. Walmart stores.

Cost: $1,755.

Requirements



  • Please register for class using your supplier email address.
  • You need authorized access to Retail Link® (ID and password).
  • In order to be able to produce valid reports, your company should be shipping to Walmart prior to taking this class.
  • You need a laptop with wireless capabilities and Excel.
  • If you are registered for an online webinar: You need a webcam in your computer. - Please log in 15 minutes before start of class. - Dual monitors are recommended to follow along and participate in the exercises.

Accommodations



21C Museum Hotel

$$$

www.21cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville

200 NE A St, Bentonville, AR 72712

479-286-6500

 

For a 15% room discount, call Andy Yoon at 479-286-6515, and mention 8th & Walton.

 

Microtel - $ per night

http://www.microtelinn.com/hotels/arkansas/bentonville/microtel-bentonville/hotel-overview

911 SE Walton Blvd., Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone:(479) 271-6699

 

Comfort Inn & Suites - $ per night (with blackout dates the week of WM Shareholders and Bikes Blues BBQ)

https://www.choicehotels.com/arkansas/bentonville/comfort-inn-hotels

2011 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone:(479) 254-9099

 

Hilton Garden Inn - $$ 

http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arkansas/hilton-garden-inn-bentonville-FAEBHGI/index.html

2204 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone:(479) 464-7300

 

Townplace Suites - $$ 

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rogts-towneplace-suites-bentonville-rogers/

3100 SE 14th St, Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone:(479) 621-0202

 

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