The Local Purchase Program provides an avenue for small, domestic suppliers to sell their locally made, shelf-ready products at Walmart stores within their local area. Our Local Product Suppliers are subject to the same requirements as our National Product Suppliers, but the application process is a little different. Here’s how to get started as a Local Product Supplier.
Consider your product category
Due to product compliance regulations and other factors, products in the categories below are not included in the Local Purchase Program and must follow the National process.
- Ladies Accessories
- Pesticides (any and all products claiming to kill, mitigate or repel a living organism)
- Flammable material
- Audio, Video & Publications (books)
- Alcoholic Beverages
If you are interested in becoming a Local Purchase supplier, refer to the Local Purchase Checklist, which walks you through the steps and requirements to help you get started. Learn the keys to a successful buyer presentation in our Online Training Course.
Contact your local store manager
Meet with your local store manager to discuss your product. He or she will take a look at what you're offering and decide if it might be a good fit for stores in your area. If your local manager likes your product, the manager will submit information about your item to their supervisors.
The Market Manager (MM) and Regional General Manager (RGM) will also have to approve the product. If approved, you'll be given a Regional General Manager's name and the store numbers of the stores where they are interested in placing your product. Please make sure to retain this information for reference later. Find a Walmart store.
Online Product Submission form
Complete the Online Product Submission form. When the form is submitted, make a note of the Application ID number that appears, which you will need to provide to the store manager, if asked.
To complete the Online Product Submission, you will need:
- Regional General Manager's name - include in the buyer's name field (example: Buyer's Name: RGM - John Smith)
- Store numbers provided by the Store Manager - include in the product description (example: Local Purchase - Stores 121, 156 and 3194, Product - Salsa)
- Picture of your product (size 512 KB or less)
Wait for Walmart's final decision
Buyers make the final decision about who becomes a Walmart supplier. If a buyer is interested and wants to learn more about your product, you’ll receive an automated notice to complete a Supplier Questionnaire.
Please allow 4 weeks for the buyer to review your information.
For more information about becoming part of our Local Supplier program, contact your local store manager.