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Published on September 27, 2019 and last updated on March 19, 2021


As a potential supplier*, your success in becoming a supplier will begin with getting to know the Walmart customer and how Walmart works to serve our customers. Whether you are a new supplier or have known us for years, here are a few ways to things to consider.

Interested companies must be prepared to achieve the below in order to become a Walmart supplier:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Federal Tax ID number
  • Minimum of $2m in liability insurance (actual amount varies by business)
  • Dun & Bradstreet number
  • Ability to submit products for third party testing
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • GS1 membership number
  • Existing shelf ready product must meet www.FTC.gov criteria for U.S. country of origin before being considered for the Open Call process
  • Additional supplier requirements can be found at https://corporate.walmart.com/suppliers

All suppliers invited to attend Open Call 2021 must confirm ability to meet all supplier requirements before accepting an invitation to attend.

U.S. manufacturing is one of many factors’ customers consider when making a buying decision. In addition to your manufacturing location, your focus should be on the details unique to your products or company that will create a compelling business case for our buyers to make an educated decision based on facts.

Print books, eBooks, audiobooks, Music and magazines will not be considered during Open Call.

*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 attend Open Call or approved to be a supplier.

Further, if you are accepted to attend Open Call or become a supplier, Walmart and Sam’s Club do not guarantee the level of success or business that you may or may not receive. Becoming an approved supplier simply means 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.

Check out our story here: https://corporate.walmart.com/our-story