Retail Link® 3: Advanced Decision Support (DSS)

 September 17, 2020 | Live Online Webinar - CST  

$650 USD

Class Description

This class is currently available only as a webinar. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants.

Make Retail Link® worker harder for you. Capitalize fully on its data.

Add depth to your knowledge and richness to your insights. Harvest more information from Retail Link® data by learning new queries and discovering additional value in familiar reports. Fully explore Supply Plan and Seasonal Profile. Develop an overall plan for your weekly and annual work.

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

 Suppliers selling in Canada, please check our Canadian classes.

You Will Learn...

  • How to create and retrieve these reports: Sales and Onhands by Day, Historic Onhands, Warehouse/ Inventory Visibility, Supply Plan (in depth), Seasonal Profile (in depth), Weekly Rolling Forecast, What Sells With My Item.
  • Ways to compare actual sales to forecasts
  • How to get more from the Store of the Community app
  • All about markdowns — the why, how, and when
  • How to use store demographics to build a story for your buyer
  • What’s included in A Day in the Life of an Analyst: How and why you need to build a weekly and an annual calendar, How to use the Eisenhower Matrix to improve productivity, Best practices of other successful suppliers, Five steps to keep you on top of your business, The ins and outs of merchandising by reviewing actual in-store photos

Knowledge of how to build a query or completion of 8th & Walton's Retail Link® 2: DSS class is highly recommended prior to taking this class.

Why take this class?

Much greater mastery of Walmart’s Retail Link®. This class will increase your knowledge by leaps and bounds. That translates to greater profitability for your brand and greater confidence for you.

This is an all-day class. From 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Cost: $650

Meet your teacher, Lisa Watson

Save 10% when purchasing 3 or more packaged classes.

  • Retail Link® 1 - Basics
  • Retail Link® 2: Decision Support
  • Retail Link® 3: Advanced Decision Support (DSS)
  • Retail Link® 4: Analytics & Storytelling
  • Accounting, Invoicing & Deductions


  • Register using your supplier email address
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password on hand
  • You will need a laptop with wireless capabilities and Excel
  • Webinar students: Webinars are priced per student; only one student per registration. You will need a web camera in your computer. Dual monitors (one for the webinar, one for reports) are recommended.

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.

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