Apply to sell on Walmart Marketplace (Application)
Optimize SKUs for Walmart (FAQ)
Address product listing errors in Zentail to ensure your SKUs flow through to your Walmart portal (FAQ)
Confirm your readiness to onboard
Shortly after being approved to sell on Walmart Marketplace, you will receive an email that looks like this:
How to respond
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I will be integrating via Zentail.
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Invite Zentail as a user in your Walmart Seller Center portal
In order to ensure we are able to guide you through the Walmart Marketplace onboarding process, we request that you add Zentail as a user in your Walmart Seller Center portal.
If you have not been assigned an @zentail.com email address for your company, please email [email protected] or message us via chat to request one.
Configure your Seller Profile for shipping, returns, and customer service
In order to go live on Walmart, you need to configure your Seller Profile which includes:
Setup your tax settings for Walmart
While we are unable to provide tax advice, we want to make it easy to understand best practices for your tax settings o n Walmart Marketplace. Here are some resources:
Log into your Walmart Seller Center
Go to the Tax Setup page
Select the States where you have nexus (requirement to collect sales tax). Be sure to follow Configuring Your Taxes In The Seller Center for State-specific nuances.
In the Tax Codes section, enter one tax code for each shipping option. Generic tax code '2038710' is recommended according to this video: https://vimeo.com/164512893
Here's a screenshot showing you how to enter the tax code for each shipping option:
6. Enter a short Tax Policy to inform Walmart customers about your general tax policies and rules. For example: "6% sales tax will be applied to all orders shipped to any Maryland address."
Connect your Walmart account in Zentail
All integrations in Zentail are managed on the Integrations page. Here's how to connect your Walmart Marketplace account to your Zentail account:
Log into your Walmart Developer Center- Use the same log-in credentials that you use to log-in to Walmart Seller Center.
Scroll down to Production Keys for solution providers (Delegated Access) and use the dropdown to search or select Zentail, then click Add Provider.
Give Zentail the greatest level of access for all feeds.
Retrieve your Client ID & Client Secret from the API keys page.*This is different from your Consumer ID and Private Key.
In Zentail go to the Integrations page.
On the left sidebar => Click the Walmart option
Copy the Client ID from the Walmart Developer page => Paste it into the Client ID field in Zentail. Copy the Client Secret Key from the Walmart API page => Paste it into the Client Secret field in Zentail.
Click "SAVE SETTINGS"
Walmart Test Orders
Once your SKUs are in your Walmart Portal (viewable in the Manage Items section), follow the steps below.
Note: While completing your test orders, you are required to publish SKUs - These SKUs will actually be live on Walmart and available for purchase so we recommend temporarily reducing inventory in Zentail to 2 for the SKU(s) you publish. For accounts that have not yet completed the launch checklist it can take up to 24 hours for SKUs to be available to publish. We recommend enabling feeds and setting a single SKU to list to Walmart at least 24 hours before you plan to complete the order testing.
After your catalog is fully set up enable your feed options for Walmart:Enable: Product Data, Inventory Sync, Order SyncMake sure the toggles are set to "Test Mode" and "Order Test Mode"
Log into your Walmart Seller Center
Click on the "Launch Checklist" => Click "Complete Item & Order Testing"
Note: While completing your test orders, you are required to publish SKUs - These SKUs will actually be live on Walmart and available for purchase so we recommend temporarily reducing inventory in Zentail to 2 for the SKU(s) you publish.
How to Conduct Order Testing
The following should be completed once you've placed test orders through you seller center. You will need to cancel one order and "ship" and refund the second by following our instructions below. To avoid delay please follow each step carefully.
Cancel one order
Click one of the orders in Zentail.
Click the 3-vertical-dot icon at the top of the order slider.
Click "Cancel Order"
Ship the other order
Click the other order in Zentail.
Click the blue "SHIP" button.
If you do not see a blue ship button, route the order by clicking the 3-vertical dot icon and selecting Routing information. Choose fulfill with the appropriate warehouse
Un-toggle from "Purchase Label".
Manually enter shipment information as shown below. [Edit: please use a fake tracking number with the correct number of digits]
Return the order you shipped
In the "Shipped" section of the Orders page => Click the order that you just shipped
Click Generate RMA on the order menu
Click "Create Return"
Click the "Complete Returns" button that will appear below Generate RMA
On the Complete Returns Menu that appears click "Complete RMA #X". Make sure "Issue Full Refund" is checked.
The Order should now be marked as Returned
Complete the Launch Checklist
After completing your test orders, make sure you take care of the final item on the launch checklist by marking it as done:
If your account is still in "staging", open a case with Walmart to tell them you have completed the Order checklist:
Related reading: Walmart's Knowledge Base for order testing
Complete Walmart Seller Setup and set Walmart integration card to production mode
Congratulations, you've made it through the test order process and you're ready to go live! Here are your final steps:
If you have not done so already, in your Walmart Seller Center, review your items on Walmart.com and mark this final checklist step as 'done'
CLICK "GO LIVE"
In your Zentail Integrations page, make sure your toggle buttons are set to Production Mode.
Finally, Click SAVE SETTINGS! Congratulations, let the sales begin!
Let us know if you need assistance getting started with Walmart!
Related reading: How do I troubleshoot Walmart listing errors and issues?