Tag Archives: Suppliers

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…

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…

On Time In Full (OTIF): How Do I Plan Now for 2018?

Author: Jarrod Davis

As Walmart Suppliers begin assessing budget dollars for 2018, they are planning around a new factor: On Time In Full (OTIF). Whether working on a better scorecard or allowing for penalties, much discussion is taking place over navigating OTIF for a profitable year. We were fortunate to visit with Colby Beland of CaseStack on a recent 8th & Walton Conference Call…

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…

Hear the One About MABD? It’s All in the Delivery!

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart Stores has big plans for 2017 with only one thing at the center of them all: the customer. You know Walmart has updated its guidelines on the Must Arrive By Date (MABD) to improve the supply chain process. For customers, this change will ensure products get to their local stores when they are ready to buy. Even though suppliers strive for more…

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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…

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Print Books Are Still Readers’ Choice

Author: Jarrod Davis

Remember shopping for the holidays long before the digital age, when you wanted your favorite entertainment on the latest technology? Shoppers would race to the stores to find: New-release movies on VHS Music collections on cassette tapes Photographs on crisp instamatic cameras While each of the above formats lost its stronghold to digital technology, one holiday entertainment  gift-giving standard is beating…