Suppliers

Apply to be a supplier

All our suppliers fit into multiple categories - National Product Suppliers (Store and Online), Local Product Suppliers, Direct Imports, Marketplace 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

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

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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.*

Our Supplier Qualification process can be completed in three easy steps. Please use the links below to access more detailed information:

1. Registration – Register to gain access to Global Supplier Management
2. Certification – Provide required information and documents to tell us more about your company
3. Acceptance – Accept the terms of the Supplier Agreement

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.*

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. Current suppliers, please have your Retail Link Site Administrator log into Retail -Link, select APPS>G>GSM (Global Supplier Management)

New Suppliers Register Here

We are committed to American renewal. By 2023, Walmart has pledged to purchase approximately $250 billion in products that support the creation of American jobs. If your product is made in the United States, we encourage you to also visit our Jobs in U.S. Manufacturing Portal (JUMP) site to access an extensive online knowledge base, providing general U.S. manufacturing information, answers to frequently asked questions, success stories, and a product proposal form specifically for U.S. manufacturers.

*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

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

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.

Our Local Supplier Qualification process can be completed in three easy steps:
1. Registration – Register to gain access to Global Supplier Management
2. Certification – Provide required information and documents to tell us more about your company
3. Acceptance – Accept the terms of the Supplier Agreement

To complete Certification, the local supplier must provide the following information as part of their Company Description:
Regional General Manager's name and Store Numbers that will be provided by the Store Manager

Example: (example: 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)

Please see our supplier checklist and supplier minimum requirements to prepare for registeration and certification.

New Suppliers Register Here

(This application works best with Google Chrome)


Wait for Walmart's final decision
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 and accept Walmart's Supplier Agreement.

For more information about becoming part of our Local Supplier program, contact your local store manager.

Direct Import

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.

eCommerce

Walmart.com and Sam's.com suppliers provide online products to our customers. Our online suppliers utilize the same onboarding process as our National Suppliers with a few differences. Our online suppliers supply customers in one of both of the followings ways:

1. Ship to Warehouse: The supplier will ship products to a Walmart Fullfillment Center , 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)

Important: Due to system limitations, Walmart.com Suppliers will be required to have a Drop Ship Vendor agreement on file, however the supplier is not required to be a drop ship vendor. An additional agreement will be issued to enable fullfillment center usage. There is no expectation that all suppliers are DSV. We appologize for this inconvience. This requirement does not apply to Sam's.com suppliers.

Before you begin:

Chrome is the preferred browser for completing our 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

New Suppliers Register Here

Completing the registration process does not guarantee that you will be approved to be a supplier. 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 means you are eligible to receive orders or business from Walmart. Any efforts or expenditures you make to become or remain an approved supplier are at your own risk and are not eligible for reimbursement.

Marketplace

Walmart Marketplace is available to select third party retailers who would like to offer their products to more than 90 million unique visitors who shop on Walmart.com every month. Customers can find third-party Marketplace products by browsing or searching Walmart.com. Items sold by third-party sellers are noted in the item information in search results, online shelves and on item pages.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Walmart Marketplace seller, please click on the link below.

Request an invite to apply to become a Walmart Marketplace Seller here »
Our Walmart Marketplace Seller application process works in the following way:

1. Apply to become a Marketplace seller: fill out an application with information about your product assortment, number of SKUs, online marketplace experience, fulfillment process, and integration preferences. PLEASE NOTE: Chrome is the preferred browser for completing the Walmart Marketplace application process.

2. Selection- Sellers are chosen based on experience, scale and reputation related to quality of assortment, strength of pricing, and customer service track record.

3. Agreement acceptance- Once Walmart reviews and approves your submitted application, you will review our Walmart Marketplace retailer agreement and accept associated referral fees and operational service levels. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email with additional information about onboarding.

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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