The Walmart WFS program can be a great way for you to streamline your operations and take advantage of Walmart’s brand and customer base.
However, applying for WFS can be a somewhat complex process, with several requirements that sellers must meet.
In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to apply for Walmart WFS, including information on the application process, eligibility requirements, and tips for success.
What is Walmart WFS?
Walmart’s Fulfillment Services (WFS) is a program that allows sellers to store their inventory in Walmart’s fulfillment centers and have Walmart handle the packing, shipping, and customer service on your behalf.
It is equivalent to Amazon’s FBA which a lot of sellers are taking advantage of.
Besides receiving and storing your inventory, picking and packing your orders, and shipping and handling returns. The Walmart WFS program offers a range of benefits to users such as faster shipping times, increased visibility on the Walmart marketplace, and access to Walmart’s loyal customer base.
By helping you handle your fulfillment process, you can focus on other aspects of your business, such as product sourcing, marketing, and customer service.
Eligibility Requirements for Walmart WFS
Currently, there are no defined eligibility requirements to be a Walmart WFS seller. You simply need to create a Walmart account and set up the WFS shipping method.
As regards product requirements, there is none as well. But we advise you to use Walmart WFS for small and lightweight items because WFS fees are charged based on size and weight. The higher the weight and size, the more fees you have to pay for fulfillment fees.
So keep this in mind when you are considering using Walmart WFS.
How to Apply for Walmart WFS
If you are a Walmart seller and interested in using Walmart fulfillment services (WFS), you will be pleased to know that applying for WFS has become a lot easier.
Walmart has updated the process, and now, once you have verified your Walmart seller center account, you can activate the WFS selling option with just a few clicks.
This means you no longer need to go through a separate application process to become a WFS seller. Our theory is that since
To apply for WFS on your Walmart seller center dashboard, follow these steps:
Step 1: Create a Walmart seller account and get approved. Before you can use WFS, you need to first become a Walmart marketplace seller.
Step 2: Once you are logged in, you can either scroll down to the dashboard and click “WFS” or click “Walmart Fulfilled” from the “Settings” dropdown in the right corner of your dashboard.
Step 3: You will then be directed to a page where you’ll need to set up your contact information, return address, and billing information. If you have completed your Walmart seller onboarding, your contact information will be automatically checked.
You might have to add a billing method so Walmart can cover WFS expenses if the money in your Walmart account is not enough to cover the expenses.
You’ll also need to add a return address for WFS inventory that is returned by your customers.
Step 4: Create orders and send to WFS warehouse. Once you’ve set up the important details, you can start sending your items to one of the hundreds of Walmart fulfillment centers across the continental USA.
Once you have activated WFS on your account, you can start setting up your listings to be shipped by WFS. Simply select the option to fulfill your orders through WFS when you are creating a new listing.
If you have existing listings, you can also switch to WFS fulfillment for those listings by going to your product settings and selecting the WFS fulfillment option.
It is important to note that WFS has specific requirements for the products it accepts. Ensure that your products meet the requirements before you activate WFS on your account. This will help you avoid any issues with inventory management, order fulfillment, or fees.
Final Thoughts and Advice
You don’t have to use the WFS program to sell on Walmart, but we highly suggest you do. The program offers several benefits and takes a large chunk of the order fulfillment process off your hands.
However, there are some things you should keep in mind. The program is relatively new and not as robust, compared to Amazon’s FBA.
Sometimes there can be delays in verifying your WFS inventory before it ships so we advise that you have backup inventory in our seller fulfilled to fulfill your orders in case this happens.