Understanding Trade Item Configurations and Dimensions

Updated 9 months ago ​by Merch Transformation Change Management

Setup is not yet supported in Item 360 for: Assortments, Import Shippers (General Merchandise), Pharmacy, and Fees. Please continue using your current processes (e.g., legacy workflows or systems).

Some attribute names have changed, so here's a quick guide:

Legacy Attribute Name(s)

Attribute Name in Item 360

Definition or Instructions in the Item Setup Spreadsheets

Supplier Pack GTIN

Vendor Pack GTIN

Case GTIN

Supplier Pack Case UPC

Orderable GTIN

The GTIN submitted as the Orderable GTIN.

Supplier Pack Quantity

Vendor Pack Quantity

Orderable Pack Quantity

The quantity of sellable items associated to the GTIN submitted as the Orderable GTIN.

Warehouse Pack GTIN

Warehouse Pack UPC

Warehouse GTIN

If you have indicated that the configuration is a break pack, then the Warehouse Pack will be set to the level directly below the Orderable GTIN indicated in the spreadsheet.

Warehouse Pack Quantity

Break Pack Quantity

Corresponds to the quantity of sellable items of the trade item directly below the Orderable GTIN.

UPC/UPC Code

Sellable GTIN

The GTIN submitted as the consumable (selling) unit, i.e., the item that the customer will purchase.

Trade Item Configurations

You only need to set up Trade Item Configurations for Owned items (that are not eDelivery) and DSD items. The item setup spreadsheets for eDelivery items and DSV items do not have the Trade Item Configurations tab.

A Trade Item Configuration (aka Trade Item Hierarchy) describes how Walmart can order an item based on your available Trade Items. Multiple ordering configurations can use the same Trade Item, but each ordering configuration should be entered separately on the Trade Item Configurations tab of the item setup spreadsheet.

A Trade Item is a logistical unit. There are four possible types of Trade Items:

  • Each (EA)
  • Inner Pack (PK)
  • Case (CA)
  • Pallet (PL)
Each Trade Item Configuration requires at least one Trade Item. An ordering configuration that has all four types of Trade Items might look like this example:

Orderable Pack Quantity

The Orderable Pack Quantity cannot be more than 12 times the quantity of the next lower Trade Item. In the example shown above, the Orderable Pack Quantity cannot exceed 24 (i.e., 2 x 12).

Is a Break Pack?

A break pack indicates that the orderable configuration (e.g., a Case) needs to be opened at the Walmart DC to send the next lower Trade Item (e.g., an Inner Pack) to the store.

Item configurations that are Replenishment Item Type 07 or 37 cannot be break packs since these configurations are direct to store deliveries.

Providing Trade Item Configurations During Item Setup

See the last column for examples of the Trade Item Configurations tab for the configurations below.

Pack Qty (Legacy)

Trade Item Hierarchy

Sellable

Orderable

Is a Break Pack?

Spreadsheet

1/1

EA

EA

EA

No

Example-trade-item-tab-1.xlsx

If you have a synchronized hierarchy that pre-populates in your spreadsheet, you do not need to remove any trade items from your spreadsheet. Just indicate that the EA level is both sellable & orderable.

1/1

PK

PK

PK

No

Example-trade-item-tab-2.xlsx

1/1

CA

CA

CA

No

Example-trade-item-tab-3.xlsx

5/5

EA > PK(5)

EA

PK

No

Example-trade-item-tab-4.xlsx

10/10

EA > CA(10)

EA

CA

No

Example-trade-item-tab-5.xlsx

10/5

EA > PK(5) > CA(10)

EA

CA

Yes

Example-trade-item-tab-6.xlsx

10/1

EA > CA(10)

EA

CA

Yes

Example-trade-item-tab-7.xlsx

*This is an example template for Break Packs where the EA is the item being sent to Stores, ofter seen in large items like Vacuums*

For variety packs, the Each level is not required.

Trade Item Dimensions

You'll need to provide dimensions for the Trade Items relevant for each Sellable GTIN.

For more information about dimensions, refer to the GS1 Package and Product Measurement Standard.

Trade Items

Dimensions

Each (EA)

  • Depth (or length), height, and width must be provided in inches and be the dimensions of the packaging.
  • Weight must be provided in pounds.
If the Each does not come in its own package (e.g., a stuffed animal), you may provide the dimensions of the Each itself.

Inner Pack (PK)

  • Depth (or length), height, and width must be provided in inches.
  • Weight must be provided in pounds.

Case (CA)

  • Depth (or length), height, and width must be provided in inches.
  • Weight must be provided in pounds.

Pallet (PL)

  • Depth (or length), height, and width must be provided in inches.
  • Weight must be provided in pounds and include the weight of the pallet.

Q&A

How do I set up a 1/1 configuration?

To set up a 1/1 configuration (Orderable Pack Quantity = 1; is not a Break Pack): Your Sellable GTIN should be the same as the Orderable GTIN, and be sure that there is a matching GTIN under the section with the green headers on the Trade Item Configurations tab of your item setup spreadsheet. 

How do I determine the pack size?

Your pack size is determined by the number that you provide for the Quantity of Sellable Units in the Case GTIN section.

If the...

You will create the item as a...

Orderable GTIN = Each GTIN

1/1 configuration

Orderable GTIN = Case GTIN

Case Pack configuration, and the Quantity of Sellable Items determines the pack size

For example:

  • Quantity of Sellable Items for the Case GTIN = 12
  • The item will be created as a 12/12 configuration

Orderable GTIN = Case GTIN

and

Each GTIN ≠ Inner Pack GTIN ≠ Case GTIN

and

Is a Break Pack? = Yes

Break Pack configuration, and the Quantity of Sellable Items for the Inner Pack GTIN and Case GTIN determine the pack size

For example:

  • Quantity of Sellable Items for the Inner Pack GTIN = 6
  • Quantity of Sellable Items for the Case GTIN = 12
  • The item will be created as a 12/6 configuration

Any Trade Item Configuration that is set up incorrectly (e.g., wrong pack size, case pack vs. break pack, incorrect GTIN at any level) will require the item to be set up again to correct the issue.

Courses & Additional FAQs

Our Trade Item Hierarchy course offers insights into understanding the GS1 Standards and how to build a successful trade item hierarchy during Walmart Item Setup (i.e., GTIN standards and accuracy, etc.). It also covers common trade item errors and resolutions.

Refer to our Trade Item Hierarchy FAQs for answers to other questions about trade item hierarchy.


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