Walmart Fulfillment Service WFS Workflow

 
 

Overview

The Walmart Fulfillment Service (WFS) allows you to ship inventory to Walmart fulfillment centers so that they can take care of the entire order fulfillment process for you. This includes picking, packing, shipping, delivery, customer support, and returns. You can integrate Walmart WFS with Sellercloud to manage your inventory, send stock to Walmart, and download orders.

This article covers what WFS is, how WFS and Sellercloud work together, and, most importantly, provides links to related articles that go in-depth into each aspect of WFS management.

For more information about the program, such as fees, product requirements, frequently asked questions, and more, see Walmart’s Introduction to Walmart Fulfillment Services.

Enable WFS

To integrate WFS with Sellercloud, you must complete the initial setup.

Before you can start with the WFS setup, you must first set up the Walmart Marketplace Account Integration.

To enable WFS:

  1. Go to Company Settings.
  2. Click Toolbox and select Walmart Marketplace > General Settings.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. In the Controls panel, check Enable WFS Workflow.
  5. Click Save.

WFS Inventory

The initial setup continues as you configure Sellercloud further. 

See WFS Inventory to learn how to set up your Sellercloud warehouses by creating a dedicated WFS warehouse that stores your WFS inventory. You can also designate a default interim warehouse, which is where your inventory will be stored while it’s physically on its way to a Walmart fulfillment center. 

After your warehouses have been set up, you can enable products for WFS one SKU at a time or in bulk.

You should only enable Independent Kit Products for WFS. WFS inventory will not be saved for All Components or Main Component kits. If you only have component-dependant kits in your Catalog, do not change the kit type, as this will change the inventory calculation for all the marketplaces you sell them on. See WFS Kit Products for a workaround for such cases.

Once your products and warehouses are configured correctly, you can move on to the next step, which is to send inventory to Walmart’s fulfillment centers. You do this with WFS Shipment Plans.


WFS Shipment Plans

To have enough inventory for Walmart to fulfill orders for you, you must send shipments to Walmart Fulfillment Centers. In Sellercloud, you do this by creating and processing WFS Shipment Plans.

Workflow Summary

See WFS Shipment Plan Workflow to get an idea of all the steps involved in the WFS shipment plan, it helps to have a list of the usual processes of creating, preparing, and shipping a WFS shipment. 

Create Shipment Plans

When you are ready to start processing WFS shipments, see Create a WFS Shipment Plan. This article goes step-by-step through the various options related to creating a shipment plan.

Manage Shipment Plans

Finally, you should see Manage WFS Shipment Plans to learn how to process your WFS shipment plans and any related settings in Sellercloud. You will learn how to: 

  • Search and find Shipment Plans.
  • Bulk-update Shipment Plans.
  • View and edit a specific Shipment Plan’s general details.
  • Use different actions and options related to a specific Shipment Plan.
  • Find and handle partially received and unconfirmed Shipments.
  • Import WFS Removals to get inventory back from Walmart.
  • Configure default box details for shipments.
  • Configure settings that affect the workflow.

WFS Orders

WFS only fulfills orders on Walmart.com and only ships within the United States. WFS-enabled items have 2-Day Shipping and Fulfilled by Walmart tags for increased product visibility and conversion. They are shipped in standard Walmart-branded packaging.

After integrating WFS into Sellercloud and shipping Inventory to a Walmart Fulfillment Center, Walmart can start fulfilling orders for you. You can download WFS-fulfilled orders to Sellercloud automatically or manually. In WFS Orders, you will learn how WFS orders work in Sellercloud and how to download and process them.


Channel Documents

Sellercloud stores records of documents Sellercloud sends to Walmart and reports received from Walmart. They can be useful when troubleshooting issues. You can access them from Company Settings – click Toolbox and select Walmart Marketplace > Documents or Walmart Marketplace > Reports (API).

For more information, see Channel Documents


Overview

The Walmart Fulfillment Service (WFS) allows you to ship inventory to Walmart warehouses so that they can take care of the entire order fulfillment process for you. This includes picking, packing, shipping, delivery, customer support, and returns. You can integrate Walmart WFS into Sellercloud to manage your inventory, send items to Walmart, and download orders.

This article covers what WFS is, how WFS and Sellercloud work together on a surface level, and, most importantly, provides links to related articles that go in-depth into each aspect of WFS management.

For more information about the program, such as fees, product requirements, frequently asked questions, and more, see Walmart’s Introduction to Walmart Fulfillment Services.

Enable WFS

To integrate WFS into Sellercloud, you must complete the initial setup.

Before you can start with the WFS setup, you must first set up the Walmart Marketplace Account Integration.

To enable WFS:

  1. Go to Company Settings.
  2. Click Toolbox and select Walmart Marketplace > General Settings.
  3. Check Enable WFS Workflow.
  4. Click Save Settings.

WFS Inventory

The initial setup continues as you configure Sellercloud further. 

See WFS Inventory to learn how to set up your Sellercloud warehouses by creating a dedicated WFS warehouse that stores your WFS inventory. You can also designate a default interim warehouse, which is where your inventory will be stored while it’s physically on its way to a Walmart fulfillment center. 

After your warehouses have been set up, you can enable products for WFS one SKU at a time or in bulk.

You should only enable Independent Kit Products for WFS. WFS inventory will not be saved for All Components or Main Component kits. If you only have component-dependant kits in your Catalog, do not change the kit type, as this will change the inventory calculation for all the marketplaces you sell them on. See WFS Kit Products for a workaround for such cases.

Once your products and warehouses are configured correctly, you can move on to the next step, which is to send inventory to Walmart’s fulfillment centers. You do this with WFS shipment plans.


WFS Shipment Plans

To have enough inventory for Walmart to fulfill orders for you, you must send shipments to Walmart fulfillment centers. In Sellercloud, you do this by creating and processing WFS shipment plans.

Workflow Summary

See WFS Shipment Plan Workflow to get an idea of all the steps involved in the WFS shipment plan, it helps to have a list of the usual processes of creating, preparing, and shipping a WFS shipment. 

Create Shipment Plans

When you are ready to start processing WFS shipments, see Create a WFS Shipment Plan. This article goes step-by-step through the various options related to creating a shipment plan.

Manage Shipment Plans

Finally, you should see Manage WFS Shipment Plans to learn how to manage your WFS shipment plans and any related settings in Sellercloud. You will learn how to: 

  • Search and find shipment plans
  • Bulk-update shipment plans
  • View and edit a specific shipment plan’s general details
  • Use different actions and options related to a specific shipment plan
  • Find and handle partially received and unconfirmed shipments
  • Import WFS removals to get inventory back from Walmart
  • Configure default box details for shipments
  • Configure settings that affect the workflow

WFS Orders

WFS only fulfills orders on Walmart.com and only ships within the United States. WFS-enabled items have 2-Day Shipping and Fulfilled by Walmart tags for increased product visibility and conversion. They are shipped in standard Walmart-branded packaging.

After integrating WFS into Sellercloud and shipping Inventory to a Walmart Fulfillment Center, Walmart can start fulfilling orders for you. You can download WFS-fulfilled orders to Sellercloud automatically or manually. In WFS Orders, you will learn how WFS orders work in Sellercloud and how to download and process them.


Channel Documents

Sellercloud stores records of documents Sellercloud sends to Walmart and reports received from Walmart. They can be useful when troubleshooting issues. You can access them from Company Settings – click Toolbox and select Walmart Marketplace > Documents or Walmart Marketplace > Reports.

For more information, see Channel Documents


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