Walmart OTIF 2019 vs. Truck Driver Capacity

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Do you have questions about OTIF, your OTIF scorecard, or penalties? Click here to ask a Walmart OTIF expert for help!) The Walmart On Time In Full (OTIF) initiative saw various updates in 2018. From changing delivery windows to adjusting the exception process, Walmart is working toward the end goal of keeping shelves stocked for customers. During the process, suppliers continue…

Supplier Help: Getting Less than Perfect Merchandise Shelf-Ready

Author: 8th and Walton

You have heard this scenario before. You just received a shipment of imported product and have a short window of opportunity to transport it to Walmart stores or distribution centers. Then, you get the call. The imported product does not meet the acceptable standards: Items are improperly labeled Wet product and mold Wrong components or excessive lead content Now that you…

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Walmart SEO: How to Rank Highly for Walmart.com Searches

Author: 8th and Walton

(Editor’s note: Want help succeeding on Walmart.com? Our e-commerce team can take the load off your plate or work with you to make it happen! Click here to learn more about our advisory services.) — After a lot of hard work, you’ve finally got your products on Walmart.com. Here’s the question: Can anyone find them? Millions of shoppers hit Walmart.com each…

Don’t Use Old Data to Power New Media!

Author: 8th and Walton

What does the average American do for 11 hours a day? Exactly what you’re doing right now: interacting with some form of media. Reading articles, watching TV or online videos, listening to podcasts and radio, scanning social posts, and much more. Most of us spend our day (for business and pleasure) engrossed in media. The interesting thing for suppliers and retailers…

Holiday Security: The Latest Tips, Tricks, and Tactics

Author: Jarrod Davis

Holiday time brings more than increased foot-traffic and sales peaks. It also carries a heightened sense of safety and security for store employees and customers. It’s always a pleasure this time of year to visit with Eric White of Tyco Retail Solutions/Johnson Controls. Eric and his team support suppliers to advance their security and loss prevention efforts year-round. In our recent…

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Supply Chain Customization: Seasonal to Doorstep with Menasha

Author: Jarrod Davis

What exactly does it mean when we hear “yesterday’s supply chain just wasn’t built for today’s customer?” Suppliers understand the outdated supply chain part, but “today’s customer” can mean two things: First, there’s the shopper buying your product. Your product isn’t just facing them in a store aisle. They’re researching you online and asking for home delivery or curb-side pickup. Your…

5 Reasons You’re Seeing “Zero Sales” in Stores

Author: 8th and Walton

(Editor’s note: “Zero sales” is just one of the issues our team helps suppliers work through each day. Whether you’re a new supplier or a seasoned pro, we’re ready to work alongside you! Click here to learn more and schedule a FREE consultation.) Once you’ve landed the Walmart account, nothing’s quite as exciting as that first week when your items hit…

IRI Brings ‘New Big Data’ Into One Platform

Author: Jarrod Davis

As a supplier or retailer, every decision comes down to the data you pull each week. While we hear a lot about innovation based on what we learn from data, few companies are trying to innovate the data itself. That’s where IRI enters the picture. We recently sat down with Michael Ellgass, Executive Vice President of Technology and Retail Media Platforms…

Why Won’t the Walmart Buyer Return My Email?

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: Our advisory team has worked for and with Walmart’s buyers. We can bridge the gap and make your relationship with Walmart smooth. Click here to schedule a free consultation.) A few years ago, I was working in an office that employed 25 people. I fired up my laptop one morning to find one of my co-workers had sent an…