Get to Know Walmart

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As a potential supplier, one of the most important things you can do is get to know how Walmart works. Whether you’re brand new to our stores or you’ve known us for years, here are a few ways to understand how we help our customers and members save money and live better – while consistently maintaining our commitment to quality.

  • Read about the types of suppliers we work with. 
    It may sound simple, but understanding the information on this site will make your application stronger and save you time.
  • Visit Walmart or Sam’s Club in your area. 
    Get a sense of what our stores are like. Especially if you’re interested in becoming a local supplier, information about your local stores can be invaluable. Find a Walmart store or Sam's Club.
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  • Compare your product or service to existing ones. 
    Look at the types of products and services we sell and use. Does what you have to offer seem like a good fit? Would your product be appropriate on Walmart’s shelves? Is your product or service the most innovative, best quality and at the lowest price?
  • Make sure you understand our shoppers’ needs. 
    When we choose new items to stock, we select products customers will want. How would your product or service improve our customers’ lives? Walmart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week around the world. Know how large your capacity is for supplying.


*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.