Tag Archives: Supplier

Advanced Criminals Bring Advanced Technology to Loss Prevention

Author: Jarrod Davis

The ugly side of retail is the reality of theft. From warehouse to website and shelf to doorstep, every step in the chain has a potential for loss on your P&L. “When it comes to criminals, they’ll find the product. The opportunities really are where ever you put the item.” That’s what Eric White of Tyco Retail Solutions/Johnson Controls said in a…

Walmart Made in USA Open Call: Behind the Scenes

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: The advisory experts at 8th & Walton help suppliers prepare for presentations to Walmart buyers every week. Click here to learn more, ask questions, or schedule a free consultation.) “Best experience of my life so far! Being able to pitch the company I started as a capstone project in college on the national stage at Walmart was amazing! The…

Major Retail Changes All Lead Back to E-Commerce

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: Walmart is constantly innovating as it ventures further into e-commerce. Don’t get left behind! Click here to learn more about growing your online sales with Walmart.) New product lines, numerous acquisitions, branding overhauls. . .retail news has been filled with headlines of companies striving to entice the online shopper. As major players try each month to “one-up” each other for…

7 Steps to Improve the Centerpoint Process and OTIF

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart Suppliers continue to improve efforts for On Time In Full (OTIF). The OTIF initiative is in full swing and has brought a much-needed focus to the supply chain, delivery, and distribution processes. As much as suppliers work to improve their OTIF score, there is one link in the chain where some feel their hands are tied: Centerpoint Distribution Centers. As…

As Walmart Innovates, What are You Bringing to the Table?

Author: Jarrod Davis

It’s no secret that Walmart has entire teams dedicated to innovation. “Innovation” in and of itself is a huge umbrella covering many facets of retail. In supplying to Walmart, each company plays a role in Walmart’s innovative efforts to better serve customers as shopping habits evolve. Jessica Hendrix, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X, spoke to the importance of innovation on…

How to Sell on Walmart Marketplace in 7 Easy Steps

Author: 8th and Walton

Table of Contents: What is Walmart Marketplace? How to Start Selling on Walmart Marketplace Best Practices When Selling on Walmart.com Marketplace Seller vs. Walmart Supplier Walmart Marketplace FAQ Overview of the Process What is Walmart Marketplace? The Walmart Marketplace is a platform that allows third-party sellers to list their items on Walmart.com, just like you would on Amazon or eBay. Selling…

4 Big Issues with On Time In Full (OTIF)

Author: Jarrod Davis

Many questions still loom around Walmart’s introduction of On Time In Full (OTIF) guidelines for suppliers. While strict adherence to OTIF won’t go into effect until August 2017, strategic companies are working to improve their replenishment processes now. To shed some light on the new expectations, Colby Beland, VP of Sales and Marketing for CaseStack, clarified some of the common issues…

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How to Increase Your Sales to Millennials

Author: Lanie Petersen

All eyes in retail are on Millennials these days — and for good reason. This demographic is coming into its own, particularly when it comes to spending power. It’s important for suppliers and retailers alike to understand how this age group shops. Millennials Use Retail Apps Before and After Shopping If you only focus on sales to Millennials when they enter…

Valuable Advice from Social Media Sensations Sam + Nic

Author: 8th and Walton

Sam and Nic Chapman (sisters, makeup artists, and YouTube sensations) join Focus on Suppliers this week to discuss how social media is transforming the beauty industry. Sam + Nic provide fun and instructional videos through YouTube to compare products and to help makeup users learn how to pull off new techniques. The pair have more than 2 million followers with over 250 million…

This Unexpected Category Actually Drives Trips to the Store

Author: 8th and Walton

Changing values and shopping habits are driving change  — and growth — in retail. On this week’s special episode of Focus on Suppliers, experts discuss two categories undergoing a major transformation: PETS and BOOKS. Pets: A Trip-Driver According to retail expert, Kerry Bailey (Menasha), the pets category has seen dramatic change in the last ten years. Once a pit-stop for pet food…