Apply to be a supplier

All of our suppliers fit into the following categories – Nation Product Suppliers, Local Product Suppliers, Service and Non-Resale Suppliers, Direct Import and Global 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 supplier category – this is the best way to ensure 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, 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 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.

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.