Walmart Shipping Templates

This new Walmart.com feature allows you to create your own shipping strategy. You can assign different SKUs to different templates for maximum flexibility.

Please visit Walmart Seller Central to set up your Shipping Templates no later than April 30, 2021.

Walmart Quick Start Guide to Shipping Templates

Walmart Marketplace QuickStart: Shipping Templates

Shipping Template Notes

  • Shipping Templates will replace Global Shipping Settings

  • If you have any shipping overrides or TwoDay shipping settings, they will not be migrated to Shipping Templates

  • You can create up to 15 custom Shipping Templates on Walmart Seller Central

Creating a Shipping Template on Walmart Seller Central involves four steps:

  1. Set up your warehouse(s) in Seller Central

  2. Identify your shipping transit time by region

  3. Create and configure your Shipping Templates by region

  4. Assign your entire catalog or any number of SKUs to your shipping templates

    • Step 4 can done on Walmart Seller Central or Channels Manager

Important NoteYou must wait a minimum of 4 hours after creating a new template before you can assign SKUs. If you do not wait the requisite time, your feed will fail.

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  • Sign in to Walmart Seller Central and click on the “Settings” option in the primary navigation

  • In the “Shipping Profile” section, click on “Shipping Templates”

Channels Manager Support for Walmart Shipping Templates

Using the Channels Manager “Excel Add-in”, you can assign SKUs to the Shipping Templates that you created on Walmart Seller Central. This is Step 4, from the list above.

For complete details on the “Excel Add-in”, click on this link:

https://solidcommerce.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/201863443-Microsoft-Excel-Add-In-Tool

Important note: The “Excel Add-in” will work on Windows computers and is not Macintosh compatible.

Assigning SKUs to Walmart Shipping Templates in Channels Manager involves five steps:

  1. Download or Update the “Excel Add-in”

  2. Retrieve Walmart data from your Walmart List in the “Excel Add-in”

  3. Add Walmart Shipping Template name(s) to the SKUs in the “Excel Add-in”

  4. Upload the data from the “Excel Add-in” to Channels Manager

  5. “Update Listings” in Inventory Manager to send the data to Walmart to associate your SKUs with the proper Shipping Templates on Walmart Seller Central

Step 1 - Update the “Excel Add-In”

  • If you have previously downloaded the “Excel Add-in”, then you can update it with a new column name: “walmart:shipping template name”

  • Using the “Manage Excel Columns” option, select the “Show Walmart” check box

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  • “Add” an Excel column name: “walmart:shipping template name”
    • This is the field where you will type or copy the name of the Walmart Shipping Template that you want to associate with any given SKU

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Step 2 - Download the “Excel Add-In”

  • If you have not previously downloaded the “Excel Add-in”, then please do so - the “walmart:shipping template name” has already been added to to the “Excel Add-in”

  • Click on “Help” in the primary navigation

  • Click on “Download Excel Add-in”

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  • Save the file to your computer.

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  • Once the file has downloaded to your computer, double click it.

  • The column “walmart:shipping template name” will already be available in the list of “Available Fields”

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  • Select “walmart:shipping template name” and click on the “Add” button

Step 2 - Retrieve Walmart data from your Walmart List in the “Excel Add-in”

  • Click on the “Retrieve Data” button in the “Excel Add-In”

  • A pop-up will prompt you to enter your Channels Manager credentials

  • Select the proper Walmart List from the pop-up options and your data will be loaded into Excel

Step 3 - Add Walmart Shipping Template name(s) to the SKUs in the “Excel Add-in”

  • Type or copy your Walmart Shipping Template name(s) into the target column in Excel

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  • You can assign your SKUs to up to 15 different Shipping Templates that you created in Walmart Seller Central - only one Shipping Template per SKU

Step 4 - Upload the data from the “Excel Add-in” to Channels Manager

  • Click on the “Upload Data” button in the “Excel Add-in”

  • In the “Upload Options” pop-up, select “Upload Marketplace”

Step 5 - “Update Listing” in Inventory Manager to send the data to Walmart to associate your SKUs with the proper Shipping Templates on Walmart Seller Central

  • In Channels Manager, navigate to “Products” in the primary navigation, then select “Inventory Manager” and then “Marketplaces”

  • Select the Walmart List that you want to upload to Walmart.com with the updated walmart:shipping template name data

  • Search for and select the SKUs that you want to update on Walmart.com

  • Click on the “Update Listings” button and your listings will be updated on Walmart.com and associated with the Shipping Templates

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