How Does the Pricing Structure Work?
The Walmart Fulfillment Service pricing structure is basic. The program charges by dimensional weight or shipping weight, whichever measurement is higher without additional surprise fees. The program’s pricing begins at $3.40 for products under a pound and rises from there depending on the offer’s weight.
The program’s storage space is basic as well. Walmart Fulfillment Service charges per cubic foot ($0.75) for storage space every month. The fees are clear in your marketplace account so you don’t have to worry about surprises.
How Do I Enroll?
The enrollment process into the Walmart Fulfillment Service program is straight-forward. To begin with, you need to be registered as a marketplace seller on Walmart already as well as be in good standing. Next, you need to supply your marketplace ID and use the application link in the marketplace dashboard to begin the process. The application is then reviewed by Walmart. Keep in mind that any product you intend to enroll in the program must be set up on the Walmart marketplace as well.
What are the Restrictions Regarding the Products Eligible for Sale through Walmart Fulfillment Service?
Currently, products are restricted to what Walmart certifies as “sortable”. This means that your items need to be under 30lbs and should have dimensions lower or equal to 25″×20″×14″. However, plans are on the way to start a new pilot for items in the 30 to 60lbs range.
The program also allows you to ship chemicals as far as they aren’t fully regulated. For example, products like vitamins, lithium-ion batteries, and shampoos are fine, but regulated products such as industrial pool cleaners or motor oils aren’t.
You also aren’t permitted to ship completely perishable items that need specific temperatures, however, food products with long shelf lives are permitted.
Where Can I Locate Walmart Fulfillment Centers?
Currently, there’s just one center assigned for the program and it’s called KY-1, located on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky. That said, with the huge growth of the Walmart Fulfillment Service plans are on the way for a second fulfillment center. This new center will be called KS-1 and it’s to be located in Kansas City, Missouri.
Who’s Held Responsible for Returned Items?
Walmart Fulfilment Service receives all returned products. You can choose whether to remove or resell the product from your inventory (removals attract a fee). Also, shipping costs associated with returns are covered by the seller, except the reason for the return is related to shipping or fulfillment. Issues like damaged products or delayed shipping are covered by Walmart.