Suppliers

Apply to be a supplier

All our suppliers fit into five categories - National Product Suppliers, Local Product Suppliers, Direct Imports, Walmart.com Suppliers and Service and Non-Resale Suppliers. Together, they make up a global pool of more than 100,000 businesses - and they're how we provide the products our customers want and need. Check out the requirements for each category - this is the best way to make sure you're ready for every part of our application process.

National Products

National product suppliers are exactly what they sound like: businesses that offer the products we stock across the country and all over the world. Some of our product suppliers are multi-billion-dollar companies; some are businesses with just a few employees.

Learn the keys to a successful buyer presentation in our Online Training Course.

If your business is based in the United States, these three steps contain what you’ll need to successfully navigate our application process to supply products to Walmart.*

1. Online Product Submission
2. Supplier Questionnaire
3. Supplier Agreement

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*Please note that the process to apply for consideration to become a supplier may require you to expend a significant amount of effort and resources. Completing the application process does not guarantee that you will be approved to be a supplier. Further, if you are approved, Walmart and Sam's Club don't guarantee the level of success or business that you may or may not receive. Becoming an approved supplier simply means that you are eligible to receive orders or business from Walmart or Sam's Club. Any efforts or expenditures you make to become or remain an approved supplier are entirely at your own risk and will not be reimbursed.

Local Products

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.

  • Apparel
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Toys
  • Jewelry
  • Ladies Accessories
  • Pesticides (any and all products claiming to kill, mitigate or repel a living organism)
  • Chemicals
  • Flammable material
  • Audio, Video & Publications (books)
  • Newspapers
  • 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.

Direct Import & Global

To bring our customers the lowest prices and best products possible, we work with suppliers from across the globe. If you're interested in becoming a Direct Import product supplier (non-food) for any of our stores or formats worldwide, please contact Walmart Global Sourcing at gsnwpodt@wal-mart.com, and we will connect you to the relevant sourcing associates.

If your item meets our sourcing needs, the sourcing team will contact you directly for next steps.

Pursuant to new US Federal tax regulations issued under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"), in an effort to comply, as of July 1, 2014, we are required to obtain a new tax certificate (2014 version of form W-8) for each non-U.S. payee prior to making a payment.  Without this, it is likely we will be required to withhold up to 30% from the payment and remit that amount to the IRS.  Please be prepared to provide the current version of the appropriate W-8 form as a part of the vendor setup process.  Forms are available at IRS.gov. As a reminder, this requirement is due to FATCA passed by Congress in 2010 and signed by the PresidentOur receipt of the appropriate new tax certificate will help Walmart meet its new IRS tax information reporting obligations.

Walmart.com

Walmart.com suppliers provide online products to our customers. There are several different types of suppliers and each has a different process. If you would like to sell product on our Walmart.com site please continue below.   

Our Walmart.com Supplier Qualification process can be completed in three easy steps:

  1. Registration  - Register to gain access to our supplier on boarding application
  2. Certification -  Provide required information and documents to tell us more about your company
  3. Acceptance - Accept the terms of the Walmart.com Supplier Agreement

Walmart.com Suppliers supply customers in one or both of the following ways:  

  1. Ship to Warehouse:  The supplier will ship products to a Walmart warehouse, and we will house the inventory and ship to the customers
  2. Ship to Customer:  The supplier will ship the products directly to the customer (or store), also known as a Drop Ship Vendor (DSV)

Completing the registration process does not guarantee that you will be approved to be a supplier. Further, if you are approved, Walmart does not guarantee the level of success or business that you may or may not receive.  Becoming an approved supplier simply means you’re eligible to receive orders or business from Walmart.  Any efforts or expenditures you make to become or remain an approved supplier are entirely at your own risk and will not be reimbursed. 

Walmart.com Supplier Qualification Process Overview

  1. Complete and Submit the Supplier Registration formProvide your company name, contact, address information and accept the Retail Link Agreement.  You will receive credentials to access our supplier onboarding applications through email (If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder). 


    PLEASE NOTE:  The contact you provide during registration must have the authority to enter into legal agreements on behalf of your company.

  2. Complete Supplier Certification. Provide additional information about your company and upload required documents.   Required fields are marked with an “*”. Examples of required fields are your Federal Taxpayer Identification number (TIN), W9, DUN's (D&B) number, bank information, and contacts.  Use our supplier checklist to ensure you have all required information before you begin the certification process. 

    PLEASE NOTE:  You will not be able to save information until all required fields are completed.

  3. Acceptance. Review all the information you have provided and accept all terms of the Walmart.com Supplier Agreement.   You must agree to terms set within the agreement to move forward in the Supplier Qualification process.     

    Once Walmart reviews and approves your submitted information you will receive an email with your supplier number and additional information for next steps.  

Avoid these common errors that may delay processing of your application:

  • Your company name must match the Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) entered.
  • You must enter your Duns number (D & B number) on the application.   Please review the minimum requirements for additional information and support contacts.
  • You must provide proof of adequate liability insurance coverage within 14 days of receiving your supplier number.
  • All required fields marked with an “*” must be completed. 
  • Ensure you meet all minimum requirements to become a supplier.
  • You will be required to access multiple systems to complete the Supplier Qualification process. You will be sent the necessary login information by email as needed.  

For questions please contact Supplier Administration at supadm@wal-mart.com or 479.273.4133.

Before you begin:

  • Chrome is the preferred browser for completing the Walmart.com registration process.
  • Utilize our supplier checklist to ensure you have all required information available.  You will not be able to save your information until all mandatory fields are completed. Note: The system will timeout if there is no activity within 30 minutes.

Register to become a Walmart.com supplier here »

Note: If you would like to sell product in our stores/clubs or on Sam's Club.com visit our National Products page.

Service & Non-Resale

If you have a service or other non-retail product, please click on the vendor overview links below to learn how to get started.

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