Category Archives: Supplier tips

3 Questions about Walmart Supply Plan Initiative

Author: 8th and Walton

(Editor’s note: if you have additional questions about Walmart’s Supply Plan, OTIF, Retail Link® queries, or prepping for your Walmart buyer meeting, our experts can help! Click here to arrange a free consultation.) The 2019 Walmart Supplier Summit is happening February 26 – 27 in Bentonville, AR. As suppliers from around the globe prepare for updates on Walmart’s expectations for the coming…

The Future of Better and Faster Decision Making

Author: 8th and Walton

As a retailer or supplier, do you spend hours pouring over spreadsheets of consumer data? Making decisions about your business can get messy in the numbers. Recently, we’ve learned how the team at IRI makes data collection easier through their Liquid Data® Technology. Now we’re going deeper into their process to see how they make the next step seamless as well:…

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…