FAQs

Published on September 27, 2019 and last updated on June 05, 2020

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Q: What is the application process and submission deadline for the 2020 Open Call for U.S. sourced products?
We have decided to pospone the 2020 Open Call until later in the year. Check the Open Call tab at the top of this page for updates.

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 2020 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 for categories you’ve not pitched to previously, and only with buyers you’ve not met in the last 12 months.

Q: I did not get invited for a meeting at the 2020 Open Call. Can I still attend in Bentonville, AR?
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. There will not be physical space for extra attendees at the event.

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

Q. Now that I have received the email invitation to attend meetings in Bentonville, AR, how do I confirm my participation for Open Call?
Invited companies will be offered the opportunity add up to a maximum of three 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 2020 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 you are meeting with. 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 opencall2020@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 2020 Open Call process?
TBD: Process milestone info will be added as it becomes available.

Q. Do I have to attend the meetings in person if my products are selected?
Walmart is monitoring the pandemic situation closely and will update the Open Call tab at the top of this page as more information is available.

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