Frequently Asked Questions
How many Walmart fulfillment centers are there?
Although Walmart has just a handful of fulfillment centers at the moment, each one is strategically located across the U.S. to give retailers quick access to their customers using ground shipping options. Walmart’s newest ecommerce fulfillment centers can ship millions of items thanks to their world-class transportation fleet and cutting-edge inventory systems.
How much does it cost to use Walmart fulfillment?
Brands using Walmart fulfillment can ship and store any amount of inventory they want (without minimums or maximums). Likewise, there aren’t any sign up or subscription fees you’ll have to contend with. Instead, Walmart charges an order fulfillment fee based on the item’s weight.
For further information, you can consult this page on WFS pricing structure, which gives a better breakdown of Walmart’s fees — and has a built-in calculator that’ll run the numbers for you.
What is the difference between Fulfillment by Walmart and Amazon FBA?
When comparing Walmart vs Amazon in terms of services offered, there are a few important distinctions. Walmart has a fixed fee structure that allows business owners to calculate their future ROI, and has free 2-day shipping on all orders over $35 (no membership required).
By contrast, Amazon makes merchants pay increasing storage fees the longer inventory goes unsold, and their free next-day/two-day delivery is reserved for Amazon Prime members only.