From Amazon to Walmart: Why You Can’t Copy and Paste Your Strategy

Control, automate and simplify your business with the best systems for managing multichannel inventory, customers and orders.

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Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips

12 days ago

As a business owner that sells on Walmart (and Amazon) you left out one of the biggest problems with Walmart. When it comes to technology and API, Walmart is woefully behind. If Amazon is the major leagues Walmart is the rookie league. It is very difficult to get items listed without an error. The errors are quite cryptic and often essentially amount to “try again”. I currently have 65 failed listings, all new items for us, that I am still working on. It works about 70% of the time. When high volume hit them in early April, we had quite a few out of stocks that resulted in out of stocks because their API restrictions. This seems to have resolved recently. Regarding pricing, they limit the downloads for repricing (evaluating competitors) to one per day according to some of my technology providers. Makes it difficult to change prices as often as you might in Amazon. One really annoying thing is they do not allow spaces, dashes or period in the sku. But, their API doesn’t reject them on listing, it will list them. But, if you try to update inventory on them, it will error out, resulting in incorrect stock… Read more »

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