Walmart shipping requirements

  • Orders cannot be shipped in competitor boxes or packaging

  • Do not knowingly mark an order as "shipped" without the item

  • Packages may not contain any seller or third-party promotional or marketing materials (including but not limited to, customer surveys, requests for product reviews, promotional offers, coupons, or similar marketing items)

  • Tracking numbers must be accurate and valid and only communicated to Walmart once a package has been tendered to the carrier for shipment

  • All attempts to increase the sale price of a purchased item after a Walmart order has been completed are prohibited


Commonly used terms:

Fulfillment Lag Times

Fulfillment Lag Time is an item-level attribute that determines the number of days it takes the seller to prepare that item for shipment. The Fulfillment Lag Time field is updated only once a day. Any changes to this field may take up to 24 hours to be reflected on Walmart.com.

Transit Times

Order Transit Times determine the number of business days it takes the carrier to deliver an order to the customer after it is shipped. The transit time requirements are specific to each shipping method and region supported by the seller.

NOTE: Sellers must choose an appropriate lag time, shipment method, carrier, and carrier service level to deliver the order to the customer on or before the Expected Delivery Date indicated for Walmart.com Marketplace orders. Repeated failures to meet the Expected Delivery Date may result in selling privilege restrictions.


Walmart offers the following shipping methods for FBM items:

Value - Remains always on

Free shipping - is only offered to 48 states - street - Transit time can only be between 6 & 7 days

Standard - Can be disabled

Also known as Standard, ThreeDay, and Next Day shipping

Can only select 3 to 5 days of transit time

Can add multiple shipping rules depending on the region.

Example:

  • 48 States - Street - 3 Days transit time - Free shipping

  • AK and HI - PO Box - 5 Days transit time - $ 5.00 per order & $ 10.00 per pound

NOTE: Sellers get Buy Box priority if they offer Free Shipping & 3 Day transit time as standard

TwoDay - Can be disabled

Seller has to be approved by Walmart - Click here to learn more about Walmart free TwoDay delivery

Example:

  • 48 States - Street - 2 Days - Free shipping


Click here to learn more about Shipping methods and timing


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