FAQs

Published on September 27, 2019 and last updated on March 18, 2021

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Q: What is the application process and submission deadline for the 2021 Open Call for U.S. sourced products?
You can visit https://engage.walmart-jump.com/ to register for Open Call. Registration opens March 22 and closes April 30.

Q: How do I check to see what item(s) I have submitted?
All items submitted by the supplier can be viewed on the RangeMe platform. Follow the instructions in the “submit items” section under the “Open Call” tab at the top of the page: https://Walmart-JUMP.com after the application process starts.

Q: What is RangeMe and why am I directed there to submit my product pitches?
Walmart has partnered with the web platform – RangeMe for gathering all item pitches for 2021 Open Call. Only items submitted on RangeMe during the application period will be considered subject to space availability.

Q: I attended a previous open call – can I apply again?
Yes, we encourage repeat attendees to pitch for categories not pitched to previously, and only to Walmart merchants not met in the last twelve (12) months.

Q: I did not get invited for a meeting at the 2021 Open Call. Can I still attend?
Companies not invited to attend are encouraged to join the live stream for the opening session – instructions to be published on https://Walmart-JUMP.com.

Q: How do I know what product pitches have been selected for the virtual meetings?
All companies that submit by the deadline will receive an email after the application process closes indicating a meeting invitation will be offered outlining which category and product was selected if appropriate.

Q. Now that I have received the email invitation to attend the virtual meetings how do I confirm my participation for Open Call?
Invited companies will be offered the opportunity add up to a maximum of three (3) attendees and asked to confirm ability to meet Walmart’s business requirements as part of the RSVP process.

Q. What happens after I submit my attendance confirmation for Open Call?
You will receive a confirmation email and be included in the communication stream for Open Call 2021 attendees.

Q. I submitted more products than those listed in my confirmed meetings. Can I still present those not listed?
Your product pitch should focus on items appropriate for the category for which you are meeting. Please keep your product pitch meetings to just the items, and any color/size/style variants, that are appropriate for the category listed in the confirmed meeting information.

Q: Who do I contact if I have a question about the status of my application, attendees or the overall Open Call process?
Support for all application and RSVP related questions is available at opencall2021@rangeme.com. General Open Call questions for Walmart can be submitted at USAJobs@walmart.com. Continue to check back on this FAQ. It will be updated as other frequently asked questions are identified.

Q: What are the key milestones for the 2021 Open Call process?
March 22 – Registration Opens
April 30 – Registration Closes
May 21 – Accepted Suppliers are notified
June 30 – Event Day

Q. Do I have to attend the meetings in person if my products are selected?
Walmart is monitoring the pandemic situation closely and will not be inviting attendees to meet Walmart merchants in person.

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