Minimum Requirements for Suppliers
All Walmart and Sam's Club suppliers are required to fulfill these minimum requirements. Please be aware that there could be more requirements in addition to this list, depending on the type of product or service you’re providing.
The Standards for Suppliers are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s fundamental expectations of its suppliers related to social and environmental conditions in all our markets. All suppliers and their manufacturing facilities, including all subcontracting and packaging facilities, will be held to these standards. Download the Standards for Suppliers Poster and Standards for Suppliers Manual.
Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. requires this number on all U.S.-based suppliers’ application documents; non-U.S. suppliers must provide a current W-8 tax certificate as a part of the vendor setup process.
We require all approved product suppliers to carry product liability insurance. Note: Do not make any changes to your existing insurance until Walmart requests this information – after you’ve been asked to complete the Supplier Agreement. Learn more
Dun & Bradstreet Registration
For assistance or to inquire about your current listing with D&B, contact:
1-866-815-2749 (Within North America)
1-512-794-7712 (Outside North America)
Note: D&B does not charge businesses to update their company information. You can view and update your D&B information for free at iUpdate.dnb.com. Additional services to monitor and build your D&B file are available through Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation, a separate, third party provider of solutions to monitor and build your company’s D&B Credit Report. These additional services are not required to complete your Walmart Registration.
Requirements for Suppliers Providing Goods for Resale
New Food Factories
Suppliers must request an onsite audit of a food factory through Retail Link prior to the receipt of a Purchase Order. The cost for an onsite audit ranges from $975 to $1,250 USD depending on the location of the facility.
For new pack houses: suppliers are required to have the primary pack house complete a “Pre-Assessment Checklist for Pack Houses” prior to receipt of a Purchase Order. The supplier must also immediately request an onsite audit of the pack house through Retail Link. The cost for an onsite audit ranges from $975 to $1,250 USD depending on the location of the facility.
Note: Walmart will accept the official security audit results of any pack house or food factory that has been audited on behalf of another retailer by any Walmart authorized third party audit firm, and has received a passing score of 71 or above. If the facility failed the audit, it will not be accepted and the facility must undergo a Walmart security audit.
General Merchandise Suppliers
GTIN/UPC Membership Number
Walmart requires this number on your application documents. The initial fee is approximately $760. To get started, visit www.gs1us.org or call (866) 280-4013.
Note: These requirements DO NOT apply to Service and Non-Resale Suppliers.
Product Safety and Compliance
Product Safety and Compliance administers programs to identify, mitigate and monitor risks associated with general merchandise. We strive to set clear expectations within the supply chain and develop reasonable levels of assurance and procedures for corrective action.
You’ll be required to submit all product test reports, as well as your General Certificates of Conformity (GCC). You will receive further instructions and resources for this after you’ve been given full access to Retail Link.
Product Safety and Compliance is responsible for General Merchandise in all U.S. and Puerto Rico retail formats for Walmart, Walmart.com, Sam's Club, and Samsclub.com. Food and Pharmacy are covered by different groups within Walmart. Please contact your merchant with questions for those departments.
We provide information regarding product safety and regulatory requirements and do not include requirements related to product quality. For questions regarding quality requirements, please contact your merchant.
Global Merchandise and Apparel – Supply Chain Security
A new factory, regardless of the global location, the Walmart retail market, or country risk rating, is required to pass an onsite supply chain security audit conducted by one of Walmart’s appointed audit firms prior to being activated in Retail Link. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or inquiries about this program.
Factory Capability & Capacity Assessment (FCCA) Audit
A Factory Capability and Capacity Audit (FCCA) is required prior to order commitment for new factories of all suppliers classification and retails markets.
To obtain the How to Submit FCCA Request in Retail Link manual, please contact Walmart Global Sourcing Help Desk at email@example.com
Security Source Tagging
High-priced products often require anti-theft tagging. If this applies to your products, contact ADT/Sensormatic at (877)-258-6424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.