February 25, 2020

Pattern Joins Walmart's New Fulfillment Service—WFS

By George Hatch / Walmart.com, Fulfillment

We are excited to announce that Pattern was selected as a key strategic seller with Walmart for the launch of Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS).

After participating in the early phases of WFS, we're excited about this new program designed to offer several of the benefits of Amazon FBA, but with several seller-focused advantages.

With WFS, brands are able to tell their brand story to Walmart's 100+ million unique monthly visitors while, most importantly, maintaining price control of their inventory.

WFS was built with sellers, for sellers to grow their business

Walmart is upping its game in the ecommerce space with the launch of Walmart Fulfillment Services. WFS allows Walmart Marketplace sellers to leverage Walmart's supply chain infrastructure to cost effectively meet the new level of fulfillment service sellers and customers require. 

Marc Lore famously said, “In today's world of ecommerce, 2-day free shipping is table stakes.” With WFS, Walmart is now enabling marketplace sellers to compete and deliver the experience customers want.

Walmart Fulfillment Services Center (WFS)Photo courtesy of Walmart.com.

Marketplace sellers can utilize WFS to store, pick, pack, and ship their items as well as let Walmart handle returns and customer service. The rapid growth of Walmart's online marketplace helped them to exceed their forecasted 2019 U.S. digital sales with 35% growth and to grow ecommerce sales by 37% for the year.

This growth trajectory is expected to continue. Walmart's 2019 ecommerce sales reached just over $21B, and their 2020 sales are projected at nearing $30B by year's end.

U.S Walmart Ecommerce Sales

Read more about how WFS works here.

Advantages we see about WFS

Pattern can help your brand get in early on the WFS launch and leverage all these WFS advantages:

Since Walmart.com is offering WFS to a limited number of brands, it's important to get in early if you want to take full advantage of all the unique offerings of WFS.

Walmart Fulfillment Services packing center (WFS)

Photo courtesy of Walmart.com.

Leverage Pattern’s connections to grow your Walmart business

Pattern participated in the beta launch of WFS with great success, and we'd love to help you explore your Walmart marketplace options.

Get in early on Walmart.com with Pattern’s help by contacting a Pattern representative today through the form below, call 888-881-7576, or email hello@pattern.com and we’ll be in touch.