RJW Explains Advantages with an ‘Asset-Based’ Operator

Author: 8th and Walton

For the small- and medium-sized Walmart supplier, streamlining logistics is key to success. There are many trucking and warehousing firms ready to take on this task. However, one thing to look for when partnering with a logistics group is knowing the advantages of the company being asset-based. When we spoke with Greg Forbis, SVP of Strategy and Business Development for RJW…

5 Reasons Walmart Removes Items from Modular

Author: 8th and Walton

Anyone working for or with Walmart suppliers knows this scenario. An email from Walmart hits your inbox with news about the up-coming modular. After scrolling down a few paragraphs, you realize your items will NOT be included. How did this happen? You’ve been working with Walmart for years and didn’t see this coming. Were there indications your items were in danger…

Walmart Marketplace Fees for Sellers (2020 Update)

Author: 8th and Walton

You’ve decided to sell your products on Walmart.com. You’ve done your research and understand how to sell on Walmart Marketplace. Now comes the big question: “If I’m just selling on Walmart Marketplace, what is Walmart’s merchandising fee?” The good news is Walmart Marketplace seller fees have an advantage over other sites like Amazon. There is no annual fee. Also, there is…

RJW Prepares Walmart Suppliers for BTS and Holiday 2020

Author: 8th and Walton

To say the beginning of 2020 came with supply chain disruption is an understatement. A combination of COVID-19, sales spikes, product shortages, growth in online shopping, and new consumer demands has altered what the second half will look like.  Walmart suppliers are now planning for the busy third and fourth quarters much differently and cautiously. RJW Logistics Group worked with Walmart…

Walmart’s OT&IF: What’s the Biggest Challenge?

Author: 8th and Walton

https://youtu.be/jd5H9_sHI68 (Editor’s note: Do you need help navigating Walmart’s OT&IF scorecard? Our team at 8th & Walton can take you through a step-by-step class. Or, if you need more help eliminating OT&IF fines, we can do the work for you!) February brings two important events for Walmart suppliers: the beginning of Walmart’s fiscal year the annual Supplier Growth Forum (a.k.a. Walmart’s…

The Big Trend Hurting Small Walmart Suppliers

Author: 8th and Walton

https://youtu.be/tv64jsW1YMc As retailers like Walmart strive to serve customers with a variety of brands and shopping platforms, new demands hit suppliers with the changing expectations. The biggest issue? Small and mid-size suppliers are held to the same standards as large national brands. When smaller Walmart suppliers don’t have their own logistics network, costs can skyrocket when playing in the same space…

CaseStack Provides Big Services to Smaller Suppliers

Author: Jarrod Davis

 As a small to mid-size supplier, what’s the biggest cost in doing business with Walmart? Most struggles will be, or lead back to, supply chain. While Walmart strives to provide assortment with all sized brands, smaller suppliers can struggle to adapt to the national retailer’s warehousing processes. That’s where consolidation companies like CaseStack provide a solution. We recently spoke with…

Walmart Fireside Chat: Zero Plastic Waste

Author: 8th and Walton

(Editor’s note: Need help aligning your supply chain to Walmart’s sustainability goals? Our team helps you do it! Click here to schedule a free consultation.) Walmart has once again cranked up its commitment to sustainability. In the recent WalStreet Fireside Chat, the discussion was not merely a broad look at the carbon footprint. Instead, it remained laser-focused on plastics in packaging…

Walmart Tightens Supplier Accountability with OT&IF

Author: 8th and Walton

It was only a couple of years ago when Walmart Stores announced a new accountability program for its suppliers: On Time In Full (OTIF). This original OTIF initiative was driven to improve in-stock at the store level. Suppliers were measured on delivering shipments at their appointed times and delivering the complete load ordered. Failure in either metric resulted in a fine.…

Walmart Announces 6th Annual Open Call for Suppliers

Author: 8th and Walton

(Editor’s note: If you land a meeting with Walmart at the up-coming open call, we’ll help you prep for the meeting! To speak with one of our experts, call us at 479-715-6700 or click here.) Ready to pitch your products to the Walmart buying team? Now’s your opportunity to sign up for a chance to get your items on the shelves…