How WFS Preferred Carrier Program eases inbound shipments to WFS Centers?
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When you use Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS) to fulfill your Walmart orders, you initially need to ship WFS items to WFS fulfillment centers so that Walmart can fulfill all your orders from there. The cost may be greater if you handle this inbound shipment to the WFS site on your own. Walmart’s WFS Preferred Carrier Program is for you if you want to make this affordable and simple for yourself. Let’s learn more about the program and its benefits to sellers.
What is Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS)?
Walmart Marketplace sellers can use Walmart Fulfillment Services, often known as WFS, as a lost-cost rapid fulfillment service. Walmart will ship orders in as little as two days if you opt for the WFS program and simply ship your goods to the WFS facility.
Additionally, other advantages come with having your products supplied via Walmart Fulfillment Services. With WFS, all your products are marked with tags for Two Day Delivery and Fulfilled by Walmart, which helps increase conversion rates.
Check out The Ultimate Coverage on Walmart Fulfillment Services to learn more about the WFS program.
What is the WFS Preferred Carrier Program?
WFS Preferred Carrier Program helps with the inbound shipment of your WFS items. In other words, this service aids in the shipment of your goods from your warehouse to the Walmart Fulfillment Centers.
With WFS Preferred Carrier Program, it becomes more affordable for you to manage to deliver goods to the WFS facility since you have access to preferred carrier rates for shipping your WFS items from the 48 contiguous United States to a WFS fulfillment center.
Shipment Requirements for the WFS Preferred Carrier Program
WFS provides inbound service through FedEx small parcel and LTL options from within the 48 contiguous United States to a WFS fulfillment center.
Following are the rules for shipping FedEx small parcels under the Walmart Preferred Carrier Program:
- The maximum weight of packages you ship can be up to 150 lb. The max length and girth can be 108” and 165”, respectively.
- The max number of packages you can send per shipment is 200.
Following are the rules for shipping LTL shipments under the Walmart Preferred Carrier Program:
- You must use four-way-access solid-wood pallets measuring 48″ x 40″.
- If the pallets are not stackable, do not use more than 12 with a maximum height of 72”. If they are stackable, don’t exceed 24 with a maximum height of 50”.
- The total weight of the shipment should not be more than 22,000 lb and 1,200 cubic feet.
How to Get Started with the WFS Preferred Carrier Program?
All WFS sellers are eligible for the WFS Preferred Carrier program. You can choose a WFS-preferred carrier or your own carrier to send your items to WFS fulfillment centers when you submit an inbound order.
Some more resources to read:
- How does WFS Prep Services simplify order fulfillment at Walmart?
- 10 Reasons you must use Walmart Fulfillment Services: WFS benefits
- How to reduce Cancellations and Returns on Walmart?
- What is the Every Day Low Prices or EDLP policy that Walmart follows?
- How can CedCommerce & Walmart Connect help reach more shoppers?
To Sum Up
You may have to pay more if you ship your products to Walmart Fulfillment Centers on your own. The chore of shipping products to Walmart Fulfillment Centers is made simple and affordable with the WFS Preferred Carrier Program. All you have to do is use the WFS Preferred Carrier Program and let the preferred carriers handle the inbound shipment duties from your warehouse to the WFS facility.