What's New in Item 360?

Updated 1 month ago ​by Merch Transformation Change Management

Thanks for sharing your feedback with the item management teams! Based on your input, we're continuing to add new features and make updates. Here's a summary of what's new in Item 360:

December 2023

New features:

  • The brand registration workflow now includes email verification so all suppliers can complete the process in days, not weeks. With this enhancement, we will send a 36-digit code to the email address(es) of the trademark contact(s). Enter the code in Item 360 to verify your brand registration request.
    • Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of brand ownership.

September and October 2023

New features:

  • If you try to download a Product Content & Site Experience maintenance file for items that span more than 30 Product Types, the system will now separate the items into multiple files. This will help reduce the number of download failures while providing more transparency into why you will get several files rather than one.

August 2023

New features:

  • Suppliers can now register a brand, which ensures you have access to view and manage all your brands in one place and that your content submissions will stick for the attributes you own. As a brand owner, you can also create a Brand Shop on Walmart.com where customers may easily browse your products and learn more about your brand. Brand Shop is a free, virtual storefront designed to boost your brand awareness, strengthen brand loyalty for existing shoppers, and drive new shoppers to your brand.
  • While you will continue to use Item 360 to manage eCommerce cost changes, the file is changing and rolling out by departments. You will download a new file that requires you to provide Orderable Pack Cost, Effective Date, and Expiration Date. Previously, only Unit Cost was required. Learn more about the rollout and changes here.
    • The following attributes will be optional: Supplier Recommended Retail ($/unit), Cost Driver (cost change reason), Cost Driver Percentage, and Cost Driver Portion of Item Cost.
    • With these changes, the eCommerce cost maintenance file will have the same format as the Store cost maintenance file. If you enter eCommerce and Store Walmart Item Numbers in Item 360, your download will generate two files. You can now combine all the items in one file before uploading your updates. We are working to consolidate the downloads so that you only get one file in the future.   

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the cost submission status was not updated after merchant approvals. You can now see the accurate status in Item 360, and we will continue to look into remaining instances for additional fixes.
  • Fixed an issue where the Basic Export in the Item Configurations view of the catalog still showed content quality scores from the previous scoring model rather than the updated one. This fix reduces confusion as the content insights and content quality score in the Basic Export now match the data displayed elsewhere in the tool.

July 2023

New features:

  • The improved content quality scoring model for 1P items weighs core attributes and product type attributes that capture more relevant and accurate data to enable greater discoverability and help customers build more confidence in their decisions. The weighing of these components is now consistent across all product types. You also have visibility to all content opportunities and can easily enrich content that will improve the item's content quality score and the customer experience.
    Learn more about content quality enhancements here.
  • All Apparel suppliers can now view their completed item and shipper quotes in Item 360. Critical information from Supplier Quote is pre-populated and not editable when you continue the item and shipper setup process.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused duplicate spreadsheets to download. This reduces confusion and provides a smoother item setup and maintenance experience.

May 2023

New features:

  • You can now set up D85 Photo Services items in Item 360 using the setup spec or in-app workflow. Previously, Item 360 had no setup spec for Photo Services and your merchants had to use the legacy setup spec to create the items on your behalf.
  • If you're a DSV Supplier who uses DSV Inventory Management APIs, we have updated the APIs. You and your technical partners will receive a separate communication with more details. All development on your side must be completed before August 2023 to ensure business operations continue smoothly. The highlights of these updates are:
    • The primary identifier used for inventory updates has changed from SKU to GTIN. 
    • Search (i.e., reading inventory levels) supports either GTIN or SKU, and both identifiers will return in the response. 
    • A simplified item data structure significantly improves processing speed and system performance. 
    • A new read request enables an inventory-level view for an item across multiple ship nodes. This view includes on-hands inventory and two additional attributes: reserved inventory for customer orders and the inventory amount that is available to sell. 
  • DSV Suppliers can now download a maintenance spreadsheet in Item 360 to manage the availability code and quantity (on-hand inventory) of DSV items in all DSV facilities or a custom set of facilities. This workflow uses the GTIN as the standard product identifier rather than the SKU, which was used in Supplier Center. 
  • Select DSV Suppliers can download a maintenance spreadsheet in Item 360 to manage the fulfillment lag time of DSV items in all DSV facilities or a custom set of facilities. This workflow uses the GTIN as the standard product identifier rather than the SKU, which was used in Supplier Center. 
For questions about DSV Inventory Management APIs or the DSV maintenance workflows in Item 360, refer to these FAQs.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the Walmart Item Numbers of shipper content items did not auto-populate when setting up GDSN-synced shippers.  

April 2023

New features:

  • As announced during the first Category Advisor Summit in August 2022, we must continue evolving to meet omnichannel needs as retail constantly changes. Category advisors remain important partners to our team and will provide day-to-day support on our most critical tasks. They will attend an Item 360 inform session and begin assisting with item attributes to help improve search results, content quality, and conversion. These attributes include the Product Name, Site Description and Key Features, and Product Type attributes. By providing high-quality content, we can directly influence customers’ ability to find the items they are looking for, which helps convert searches to purchases.
  • The shipper setup spec is now generated from the same back-end system as all of our other item setup and management specs. This allows the shipper creation workflow in Item 360 to easily adapt to spec changes in the future.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed the size of the status icons on the activity cards in the Activity Manager, which makes it easy for you to see if supplier action is required. 
  • Fixed an issue so the Activity Manager always show results. Some users experienced intermittent results due to an underlying data issue.
  • Added a validation upon upload to ensure that category advisors only submit product content updates.
  • For category advisors, Accounting Department and Fineline are now shown on item cards in the Catalog by default and will be included when exporting the product content.
  • Added a validation upon login for category advisors to check their Country Code for access. This ensures that category advisors will see the correct view of Item 360.
  • Improved page load times by reducing server calls on the following pages: Item Setup Questionnaire, Bulk Product Maintenance, Create New Item Configuration workflow, Catalog Products view, and the Product & Offer Overview (from the Item Configurations view).

March 2023

New features:

  • We have completed the rollout of item setup and maintenance by Product Type. These Product Type-based specs allow you to provide more relevant information during setup and maintenance to enrich the content quality of your items. The 80 Categories for item setup have been migrated to 6,700 Product Types. Moving forward, we are monitoring usage and incorporating your feedback to continue improving the specs.
  • As part of the content quality enhancements we're making, you can now export items that have content insights to review the recommendations before making edits in bulk for the Product Name, Images, Site Description, and/or Key Features.
  • When viewing Products in the Catalog, you can now view the relationship of an item in the context of a bundle. The Bundle Relationship Overview shows the parent item or other sibling component items in a single view. 
  • The Rich Media maintenance spreadsheet is now generated from the same back-end system as all of our other item setup and management specs. This allows rich media feeds to go through upfront validations to help reduce data errors.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a small issue in the item setup questionnaire where the lists of Product Types and Categories were slightly different between Quote item setup and regular item setup. This enables a few categories that were not available for selection previously during Quote item setup.

January – February 2023

New features:

  • Error messages have historically been shared across user roles, which has caused some confusion. By adding specific capabilities for Item 360, suppliers can now view curated, custom error messages pertinent to their role for improved error handling.
  • The current GTIN validation has been enhanced to include a price-embedded GTIN validation. If the GTIN provided during item setup has a 2 in the second or third position, the GTIN must be set up as price-embedded. This validation ensures accurate setup of price-embedded GTINs and finds errors before item setup is completed.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • ‘My Item Proposals’ has been renamed ‘Item Proposals’ to provide a consistent user experience.
  • Fixed an issue that impacted the scrolling functionality and item counts displayed on the Item Proposals page.
  • Fixed an issue where suppliers had trouble downloading Basic Export files for large datasets. 
  • Fixed an issue where some suppliers were not able to view their Catalog in certain scenarios or had to refresh the page to view items.
  • Added a Sellable GTIN validation to ensure only correct data is entered in the system to prevent downstream impacts.

December 13, 2022

New features:

  • We've updated your Home page to provide information that is more useful to you. When you have items that require attention or have recommendations, you'll still see the tiles under Critical Action Items. A new chart shows the content health of published items in your catalog, and you can click on a section of the chart to quickly view and edit items within a specific content quality score range. We've also added helpful links to articles that will help you get started and other key notes, and tips to remember when filing case tickets to our support team.
  • Item setup specs by Product Type are now supported in the Quote item setup workflow. This will help you improve the Content Quality Score for newly created Quote items and ensure a consistent user experience across the item setup workflows.
  • When you set up or maintain items, specs are now available for the 19 Product Type Groups listed below. These specs include attributes that can help you improve the content quality of your items:
    • Cardio Equipment, Dogsledding, Floor Hockey, Skating 
    • Office Furniture Accessories 
    • Table & Dining Accessories 
    • Indoor & Outdoor Safety 
    • Safety Wear 
    • Coffee and Tea Appliances & Accessories; Cooking Utensils, Gadgets, & Accessories 
    • Costumes 
    • Trophies & Awards 
    • Skin Care Tools 
    • Baby Bath & Potty, Baby Nursery & Crib Accessories 
    • Ironing, Vacuuming, and Steaming Parts & Accessories 
    • Computer Accessories, Digital Storage, Phone Accessories 
  • The multibox item setup spec has been updated to support import items, which require a Replenishment Item Type of 40 - Import Warehouse or 43 - Import. 

Bug fixes:

  • Pre-item (i.e., Item Proposal) uploads were not supported from the global upload in the left navigation menu, causing file submission errors. You can now upload pre-item files using the global upload, which saves time because you no longer have to go to the Item Proposals page to upload pre-item files in Item 360.
  • Implemented additional validation on the Orderable GTIN when setting up Quote items. You should only use the Consumable GTIN as the Orderable GTIN if you are setting up a 1/1 pack configuration. This will reduce the creation of incorrect configuration packs.

October 26, 2022

New features:

  • In the Products view of the Catalog, custom filters allow you to search for and save product attributes to filter on – on top of the existing default filters. This enhancement allows you to tailor your Catalog view further for more specific Product-level data, so you can quickly find and download information for your items.
  • All contracted suppliers can now upload item proposals directly into Item 360. This is the first release of three as part of the Assortment Excellence (AEX) integration with Item 360, which aims to collect a larger breadth of available assortment from our supplier community.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the View Variant page was missing the Base Variant ID, Item Setup Category and Main image URL.
  • Fixed an issue where trade item configuration data still pre-populated during single item setup in Item 360 when you selected to build a new configuration of an existing GTIN. 
  • In the clone workflow (i.e., Create new item configuration), fixed an issue where validation failed because the system was submitting an each even when the cloned item did not have one.
  • Fixed an issue in the Item Configuration Overview > Key Features edit workflow where the “Learn More” link did not work.

September 29, 2022

New features:

  • When completing the item setup questionnaire, you should select the Product Type that best describes each new item. Categories have been added back under the Product Type Groups and are often identified with “- Other” after the Category Name (e.g., Electronics - Other). Please only select a Category if you do not see a Product Type that matches your item, and let your Walmart merchant know if an expected Product Type is missing.
  • When providing Key Features directly in Item 360, they are required to be in bullet-only format. This aligns with standards in the Product Type specs and ensures that customers have a consistent experience as they find and buy items on walmart.com. The minimum number of required bullets will vary based on the Product Type of your item. Check the attribute definition for the required and recommended number of entries. Headers and numbered lists are no longer supported in Key Features.
  • The Image attribute is one of the four main attributes that contribute to an item’s Content Quality Score. You can now view content insights pertaining to the number of images the item has and quickly make updates directly from the Product & Offer Overview page to help improve the item’s content quality.
  • If you recently uploaded item proposals while onboarding with Walmart, you can now view and upload additional item proposals directly in Item 360.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue in Supplier Quote (item) setup where the GDSN validation error did not appear when you encountered the error. This fix reduces confusion by accurately reflecting the error and action to resolve it.
  • Resolved the Product Type mapping issue for Department 79 so the Breastfeeding Supplement Product Type can be found correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Spice Level attribute was not showing in item maintenance spec sheets.
  • Added “No Door” as a closed-list option for the Door Type attribute to unblock item setup for the following Product Types: Bookcases, Media Storage Cabinets, and Television Stands.

September 22, 2022

Minor enhancements:

  • In the item setup questionnaire, Digital Delivery / eDelivery may only be selected for supported departments to help ensure only non-physical items (e.g., eGift cards and downloadable video games) are set up as eDelivery. This will reduce confusion with physical items being incorrectly set up as eDelivery and vice versa. Learn more in the eDelivery FAQs.

September 14, 2022

New features:

  • The Title and Description Insights feature is now called Content Insights and has been consolidated into the Catalog - Products view. The updated tile on the Home page shows you the total count of items with insights in your Catalog. You can review the insights and edit the items directly from the Product and Offer Overview page. This enhancement also allows you to filter and export your Catalog based on content insights.
    • These insights are suggestions to improve the content quality of your items, not errors.
  • If you manage items for multiple markets, you will now select a market to view upon initial login. You can switch between your markets (e.g., United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan) using the market selector in the global header in Item 360. When you log out of Item 360 and log back in, you will see the market last viewed in your previous session. 

Bug fixes:

  • Added a tooltip to show help text when bundle items incorrectly show inventory as 0. This reduces confusion by showing inventory as ‘NA’ for bundle items because the inventory information is not available on the parent level. 

September 1, 2022

New features:

  • If you set up and maintain domestic Apparel items that do not go through Supplier Quote, your specs have transitioned from Category to Product Type. These new specs include additional attributes that can help you improve your items' content quality.
    • You may complete the self-paced, on-demand course here to learn more about what you will see and the processes in Item 360. The course is also accessible via Retail Link > Academy > 1. Getting Started (under Quick Learning Articles) > Item Setup and Management Basics (under Walmart Item 360 Item Setup) > Item 360 | Basics & New Omni Item Spec. If you run into issues accessing this course, please refer to this article.

August 26, 2022

New features:

  • You may now download a spreadsheet to set up multibox items, which is the new terminology for inflex kits. Previously, you set up the bundle components and merchants had to unpublish them before grouping the components together under one Sellable GTIN in the Bundle Access Management tool. Multibox item setup in Item 360 allows you to set up the Sellable GTIN and bundle components at the same time. 

August 4, 2022

New features:

  • When setting up items and maintaining product content, you may notice a transition from Category to Product Type. These changes are rolling out to select departments at a time and include additional attributes that can help you improve your items' content quality.
    • You may complete the self-paced, on-demand course in Supplier Academy, which you can access via Retail Link > Academy > 1. Getting Started (under Quick Learning Articles) > Item Setup and Management Basics (under Walmart Item 360 Item Setup) > Item 360 | Basics & New Omni Item Spec. If you run into issues accessing this course, please refer to this article.
  • Real-time, upfront error validations now support all item setup file uploads with fewer than 50 items (excluding multibox setup). These validations occur when you upload item setup spreadsheets and check the file for criteria such as (but not limited to): Missing required content like the Main Image URL or attributes that have been incorrectly provided due to formatting issues or selections outside of closed list values. You can now fix these errors before trying to upload your data again.
    • Once your file is successfully uploaded, remember to check the Activity Manager for any additional errors.
  • When you download a Basic Export from the Catalog for DSV items, your spreadsheet will include the following attributes: DSV - On Hands Inventory, DSV - Total Reserved Inventory, and DSV - Available to Sell Inventory.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that caused multi-select decimal attributes to break item setup and maintenance workflows directly in Item 360. 

July 20, 2022

New features:

  • When you want to update product content directly in Item 360, you'll now go to an enhanced version of the Product & Offer Overview page (available for all products except photo services and gift cards). As part of this enhancement, the Edit Product Content action has been removed from item cards in the Catalog. This consolidation creates a similar experience to the Item Configuration Overview, where you may edit item configuration and supply chain details.
  • When you customize the attributes that appear on item cards in the Products view of the Catalog, you may now search for and add custom product attributes on top of the existing predefined set of attributes. This enhancement allows you to tailor your Catalog view further for more specific Product-level data, so you can quickly find this information and download it in Basic Export spreadsheets.
  • If you have items in Supplier Quote that are in "complete" status after July 18, you can view the item quotes and continue setup of the items in Item 360. Critical item information from Supplier Quote will be pre-populated and not editable during the item setup process. This feature is now available to all applicable departments (Apparel will be coming later).
    • You should continue using Online Item File to set up and manage Assortments, Import Shippers, and Import Apparel. Also, setup is not yet supported in Item 360 for: Store Apparel, Pharmacy, and Fees. Please continue using your current processes (e.g., legacy workflows or systems).

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue in the Catalog that caused filtering by Product Name to time out.
  • In the Catalog, the Create new item configuration (aka clone or setup by match) action has been removed from Wireless Bundle item cards. This helps reduce confusion since items in a Wireless Bundle should not be set up through the single item setup workflow in Item 360.

July 6, 2022

New features:

  • DSV suppliers can now customize item card attributes in the Catalog to show DSV Inventory. When you customize the attributes that appear on items cards in the Products or Item Configurations view of the Catalog, you may select three attributes: DSV - Available to Sell Inventory, DSV - On-Hands Inventory, and DSV - Total Reserved Inventory. This allows you to quickly view inventory levels and real-time availability across multiple items at a time.
  • Error validations may occur when you upload item setup spreadsheets and check the file for criteria such as (but not limited to): Missing required content like the Main Image URL or attributes that have been incorrectly provided due to formatting issues or selections outside of closed list values. You can now fix these errors before trying to upload your data again.
    • Once your file is successfully uploaded, remember to check the Activity Manager for any additional errors.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • In the Item Configurations view of the Catalog, the Create new item configuration (aka clone or setup by match) action has been removed from Shipper and Assortment prime item cards. This helps reduce confusion since these configurations should not be set up through the single item setup workflow in Item 360.
  • Fixed an issue in the Catalog where the Supplier ID filter wasn’t returning results when the ID applied was the same for a seller and supplier. 
  • Fixed an issue in the Title and Description Insights where the number of "Attributes with issues" on the item cards did not match the highlighted attributes on the Edit Product Details page.

June 22, 2022

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • If you bookmarked the old Supply Chain, Store Attributes, and Replenishment tiles in the Maintenance Hub, the URLs now redirect you to the consolidated Item Configuration & Supply Chain tile.
  • Fixed an issue where item configurations displayed on the Product & Offer Overview page were inconsistent with Catalog views of the same product.

June 9, 2022

New features:

  • DSV suppliers can now gain insights into an item’s inventory and other facility-specific information – for each onboarded facility – from the DSV Facility Overview in the Products or Item Configurations view of the Catalog.
  • You may now submit National/Corporate cost updates for DC items using the same maintenance spreadsheet as DC-level cost updates. This also allows for Regional Distribution Center (RDC) cost updates, which apply the Corporate cost of the item across all RDCs.

June 2, 2022

New features:

  • You no longer need to use a spreadsheet to edit item configuration and supply chain attributes for a single item. Edit these attributes directly from the Item Configuration Overview page (available for all products except photo services and gift cards).
  • In the Maintenance Hub, we've consolidated the Supply Chain, Store Attributes, and Replenishment categories into one category named Item Configuration & Supply Chain. This makes it easier to find the attributes you want to update in bulk and reduces the number of spreadsheets you need to complete specific tasks.
  • Item setup by product type (rollout expanded): Spreadsheets are now available to select suppliers for Beauty, Personal Care & Hygiene.
    The transition of the item setup process from categories to product types is rolling out to select suppliers and Walmart associates at a time.
  • Multibox item setup (pilot): Select suppliers may download a spreadsheet to set up eCommerce items that ship to customers in multiple boxes. This functionality is coming soon for all users!

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug in the Catalog Product ID search functionality that disabled the search button when multiple alphanumeric Product IDs were entered.

May 1, 2022

New features:

  • Most suppliers may now submit all cost updates in Item 360 for eCommerce items (Online Only) and Store / Shared Items (Store Only / Store & eCommerce). As of May 1, the Cost Change Scenario application no longer supports cost changes. Item 360 will generate your cost maintenance spreadsheet at the configuration, corporate, or DC level based on the Walmart Item Numbers that you provide.
    • Suppliers for Store Apparel, Photo Services, Pharmacy, and Imports should continue to use your current processes until Item 360 supports these areas.

April 27, 2022

New features:

  • Provide a new GTIN when you clone an item: During the Create New Item Configuration workflow, you can now enter a different GTIN for the new item configuration. This allows our system to automatically pre-populate relevant product and supply item attributes – even when the new configuration does not share the same GTIN of the item you're cloning.

Feature enhancements:

  • When you create a new configuration from an existing item, we've expanded the existing trade item hierarchies (i.e., trade item configurations or pack configurations) that you can select to reuse. Previously, the options only showed existing configurations for the Supplier Name / ID that you selected. Now, you'll see available pack configurations across suppliers that are associated with your Item 360 user account.

Minor enhancements:

  • Share feedback of your Item 360 experience with our item management teams: Your input is critical as we continue to add new features and make updates. Click the new Share Feedback link at the top right corner of any page to provide your comments.
    • This new link replaces the Share feedback banner that was on the catalog pages. For support, please continue to file a case ticket with Partner Support.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where Activity IDs were not showing if you updated items directly in the tool.
  • Fixed an issue where data error messages were not shown to help you determine next steps and actions to take.
  • Fixed an issue where the Product History showed the same data for current values and new values so users can now see an accurate history of changes.
  • Fixed issues where some users did not see the shipper children on the Shipper Overview page or when trying to set up new shippers.

April 14, 2022

Feature enhancements:

  • Catalog defaults to the Products view if you do not set your preferences: If you have not saved a default catalog view, your catalog will automatically load the Products view. Based on your feedback, we've also removed the pop-up notification to customize your catalog.
  • Optimized the catalog search for Product IDs that include special characters: To search for Supplier Stock Numbers or SKUs with special characters (e.g., spaces, commas, or hyphens), you can now select "Undo Auto Formatting" to remove the commas that the system automatically adds where spaces are detected. For more details, see the instructions in this article.

Bug fixes:

  • The Create New Item Configuration workflow is now integrated with item setup by product type. If the category of the existing item is invalid or can no longer be found, you can select a category or product type that matches the department of the existing item.

March 31, 2022

New features:

  • Item setup by product type (pilot expanded): Spreadsheets for all spec channels (i.e., DSV, DSD, Online, Shared, eDelivery Owned, eDelivery DSV, and Maintenance) are now available to pilot suppliers and merchants for Tires, Computers, Tablets, Software, Animal Food, and Baby Foods & Formula.
    The transition of the item setup process from categories to product types is rolling out to select suppliers and Walmart associates at a time.

Feature enhancements:

  • Reuse supply item data when you clone an item: During the Create New Item Configuration workflow, our system now automatically pre-populates relevant supply item level attributes – in addition to product level data – when you complete the item setup process. This enhancement simplifies the workflow by reducing the amount of data you need to provide from scratch.

March 16, 2022

New features:

  • Edit item configuration and supply chain details directly in Item 360: Pilot users now have the ability to edit item configuration and supply chain details from the Item Configuration Overview page. This includes general supply item attributes as well as attributes related to Base Trade, Pricing & Cost, Logistics & Transportation, Source & Destination, Store Handling, and Replenishment.
  • In the Maintenance Hub, pilot users will also see that the Supply Chain, Store Attributes, and Replenishment categories have been consolidated into one category – Item Configuration & Supply Chain. This allows you to edit configuration and supply chain attributes in a single spreadsheet.
    These features are coming soon for all users!

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly identified invalid GTINs when exporting maintenance spreadsheets for Product Content & Site Experience and Rich Media.

March 2, 2022

Feature enhancements:

  • When you create a new configuration from an existing item, you can select an existing trade item hierarchy (i.e., trade item configurations or pack configurations) to reuse. Or, you can create a new trade item hierarchy using existing or new trade items. This allows you to pull in relevant data for pack types like the Each or Case when completing setup of the new configuration.

February 28, 2022

New features:

  • Item setup by product type: Pilot suppliers and merchants can now set up items and maintain product content by product type. Attributes based on product type have been added to both the spreadsheets and single item workflows.
    The transition of the item setup process from categories to product types is rolling out to select suppliers and Walmart associates at a time.

Feature enhancements:

  • Category selection in the Create New Item Configuration workflow: If the category of the existing item is invalid or can no longer be found, you'll need to select a category for the new configuration that matches the department of the existing item.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • In the Products view of the Catalog, fixed a bug in the Product ID search where no results were found when searching for a single Supplier Stock Number.

January 21, 2022

New features:

  • 6 new attributes added in the Products view of the Catalog: You can now customize the item cards to show the Brand, Brand Code, Color, Product Type, Shipping Dimensions, and SKU.

Feature enhancements:

  • The Catalog filter now opens with all sections expanded: When you click the Filter icon in the Catalog, the panel opens with all sections expanded by default. This makes it easier to find the filters you want to apply to your search.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue in the Item Configurations view of the Catalog where the Product ID search was not finding some items.
  • Fixed an issue in the Item Configurations view of the Catalog where the Basic Export spreadsheet did not accurately display all attributes (e.g., Average Customer Rating, Customer Review Counts, Replenishable for Walmart.com).
  • Added Consumable and Orderable labels to the Trade Items displayed in the new version of the Item Configuration Overview.
  • Added more attributes to DSV items in the new version of the Item Configuration Overview.

December 17, 2021

New features:

  • New version of the Item Configuration Overview for pilot users: The updated version – accessed from the item cards in the Products or Item Configurations view of the Catalog – allows you to view the entire list of an item configuration's supply chain attributes in a single page. This feature will be available to all users soon!

Feature enhancements:

  • Removed the old version of the Catalog.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • You can now use the single Product ID search for an alphanumeric Supplier Stock Number in the Item Configurations view of the catalog.
  • Removed duplicates from the Product Content & Site Experience spreadsheets exported from the Maintenance Hub.
  • Fixed an issue to allow you to save 12 attributes, rather than 10, when customizing the item cards in your catalog.
  • Fixed attribute mapping issues that caused blank values to appear for several attributes on the Supply Chain Details page, e.g., Walmart Department Number, Accounting Department Number.

December 10, 2021

New features:

  • You can now clone an item by clicking Create new item configuration from an existing item or item configuration card in the Catalog. The selling channel, fulfillment method, supplier, and contract number can be updated for the new configuration; and the system will automatically reuse relevant product-level attributes to simplify the item setup process.

Feature enhancements:

  • Removed the Missing Required Imagery tile from the Home Page as the feature is no longer available.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • You can now reliably search for items by WUPC in the Catalog.

November 16, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • New version of the Catalog now available for all suppliers: Suppliers in all departments now have access to the new catalog. You can set a default view of your catalog, customize the attributes shown on the item cards to your preferences, and find items using more robust filter and Product ID search options.

October 29, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • New requirements for Sale Restrictions meet guidelines set by Walmart's legal and compliance team: Sale Restrictions (i.e., State Restrictions) is now a required attribute during setup of all items – Shared, Online, DSV, and DSD. You can specify whether a sale restriction is Commercial (restricted for any reason outside of state or local laws), Illegal for Sale (restricted by a federal, state, or local law/regulation), or None (has no restrictions).
    • Item maintenance for Sale Restrictions is currently only supported for suppliers (i.e., Walmart associates cannot edit these values). Suppliers can remove multiple restrictions on an item by selecting None. If an item only has one restriction, the sale restriction can be updated but not removed.

October 15, 2021

New features:

  • Added a pop-up to highlight the customization features in the new version of the Catalog that allow you to quickly view your items: When you have not yet saved any Catalog preferences, this pop-up highlights the features to Customize Item Cards and Save As My Default Catalog View. This will prompt you to save preferences so you can quickly view the information that is most relevant to your day-to-day item management.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Updated the Edit Variant Details page title to View Variant Details to accurately reflect that suppliers currently cannot edit variants.
  • Fixed an issue in the new version of the Catalog where filters were removed when switching from the Item Configurations view to the Products view. 
  • Resolved issues with routing to the edit imagery workflow from the Item Configurations view of the Catalog.
  • Fixed the following export issues in the new version of the Catalog: 
    • Searching for a Product ID caused the shippers/assortments export to fail. 
    • The number of items exported from the Products and Item Configurations views did not match the number of items displayed in Item 360.

October 5, 2021

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Removed the Selling Channel attribute from the Product & Offer Overview pages to reduce confusion.

September 30, 2021

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue that caused content and imagery submissions during September 13-29 to not appear on Walmart.com. We have reprocessed all impacted submissions.
    • For new submissions: When you provide content and imagery that will not appear on Walmart.com, we'll correctly route your submission to our Content Operations team for review. If the content and imagery are superior to what's currently on the site, the submission will be approved and the updates will appear on Walmart.com and in your Catalog.

September 20, 2021

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue in the Catalog where the Variant Details were not loading all items in the group.
  • Updated the WERCS required messaging that appears on item cards in activity details to be more user-friendly. You'll now only see that the assessment is required and its status.

September 10, 2021

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Updated the Product ID search logic in the new Catalog to:
    • Improve response times by an average of approximately 7 seconds.
    • Allow you to search by alternate GTINs, consumable GTINs, and WUPCs.

August 20, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • Single Product ID search optimized in the new version of the Catalog: You can now enter and search for a single Product ID without selecting the ID Type.
  • Variant attribute maintenance optimized to help reduce data errors: If you select one variant attribute when downloading a maintenance spreadsheet, our system will automatically select all of the variant attributes (Site Experience and Category-specific attributes). This will help reduce data errors due to partial information being provided for variant updates.
    • To manage swatches for the variant group, you will still need to select Swatch Images from the Site Experience drop-down menu.
  • Added 6 new attributes and updated 5 attributes to align with GS1 standards:
    • New attributes added:
      • In the Food & Beverage category, you can now provide Percent of Milk Fat In Dairy, Percent of Fruit Juice, and Homogenized Indicator during item setup and maintenance.
      • When maintaining Food & Beverage items, you can now provide Usage Period After Opening and Additives, a group of attributes consisting of Additive Level of Containment and Additive Name.
      • During setup and maintenance in all categories, you can now provide Packaging Marked Returnable Indicator
    • Updated attribute requirement:
      • Product Net Content is now required for all item setup. Previously, this attribute was only required for certain product categories.
    • Updated attribute names and definitions:
      • Alcohol Content by Volume is now Alcohol Percentage.
      • Total Product Shelf Life is now Minimum Days of Shelf Life from Production.
      • Food Preparation Tips is now Serving Suggestion.
      • Guaranteed Shelf Life Upon Arrival at DC/FC (days) is now Minimum Days of Shelf Life at Arrival.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue in the new version of the Catalog that caused Basic Exports to fail when downloading data for a large number of items.
  • Fixed an issue in the Products view of the new Catalog where the tooltip was missing for the Online Orderable attribute.
  • Fixed an issue that caused maintenance spreadsheet exports for Product Content & Site Experience to fail when you provided UPCs.

July 30, 2021

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed a bug in the Title and Description Insights workflow to remove inconsistencies in the count of attributes with issues.
  • Fixed a bug in the new version of the Catalog that threw an error on Custom Export when the Partner ID filter was applied. 
  • Fixed a bug in the new version of the Catalog that caused an incorrect number of items to download in the Custom Export. 
  • Fixed an issue with Basic Export downloading intermittently when exporting a large number of items in the new version of the Catalog. 

July 16, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • Made 1 attribute viewable and renamed another to align with GS1 standards:
    • You can now view GPC Brick Code, which indicates how a product is classified within GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC), during maintenance of Trade Item Configurations. GPC Brick Code will pre-populate based on the data you publish through the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).
    • Brand is now renamed Brand Name, and the definition has been updated. 
  • In Store Shelf Life Days is no longer required for Beauty, Personal Care, & Hygiene items: Departments 2, 46, and 59 under the Beauty, Personal Care, & Hygiene category now utilize the General Merchandise Spec. You are not required to provide a value for In Store Shelf Life Days when setting up items in these departments, which will help reduce errors.
  • Trade item hierarchy group attributes can now be managed independently: During supply chain maintenance, you can now select, download, and update grouped attributes for trade items – e.g., Each, Inner Pack, Case, Pallet, Display Shipper, and Mixed Module – on their own. These grouped attributes, containing both editable and non-editable child attributes, were previously read-only to suppliers if they were not downloaded together with other editable attributes. 
  • Updated product variant options for 5 categories to improve consistency between variant attribute names and standalone attributes available:
    • Renamed mountType to tvAndMonitorMountType for the Electronics Accessories category in both setup and maintenance. 
    • Removed size for the Cell Phones, Computer Components, and Computers categories in both setup and maintenance. 
    • Removed firmness for the Furniture category in both setup and maintenance (you should select the variant option mattressFirmness). 

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed URLs to ensure external service calls to other systems and APIs are up to date.
  • Fixed an issue in the Activity Manager when multiple shippers were waiting on approval and approving one shipper caused the others to appear to have invalid children. 
  • Fixed an issue that caused spreadsheets to pull an incorrect number of items when starting the maintenance workflow from Export in the new version of the Catalog.
  • In the new version of the Catalog, fixed an issue with the Partner Name or ID filter not showing the options in the drop-down menu once it was opened and closed.  
  • In the new version of the Catalog, fixed an issue where the Partner type showed as undefined. 
  • In the new version of the Catalog, fixed the performance on page loads. 
  • For maintenance spreadsheets, fixed an issue where the Accounting Department Number pre-populated incorrect names for Departments 40 and 37, which caused validations to fail.

July 9, 2021

New features:

  • New version of the Catalog added for pilot suppliers: Suppliers in select departments now have access to the new catalog. Users in the pilot can set a default view of their catalog, customize the attributes shown on the item cards to their preferences, and find items using more robust filter and Product ID search options.

Feature enhancements:

  • Enabled 5 attributes to collect additional data during item setup and maintenance:
    • You can indicate whether an item has a batch or lot number using Batch Number Indicator for Trade Item Configurations. 
    • You can indicate whether an item feature contributes to sustainability initiatives (e.g., made from renewable materials) using Sustainability Feature Code
    • You can indicate whether an item package is marked with a 3rd party certification using Third Party Accreditation Symbol on Product Package Code
    • During setup and maintenance of Store Apparel items, you can now indicate whether an item includes an RFID location tracking device using RFID Indicator
    • Users in the Medicine & Supplements category can now provide Size.
  • Enabled 3 variant options and renamed 1 for users who set up and maintain groups in 4 categories:
    • BabyClothingSize is now ClothingSize for the Baby Clothing category. 
    • Added lightBulbType for the Electrical category. 
    • Added flavor for the Grills & Outdoor Cooking category. 
    • Added clothingSize for the Cycling category. 
  • Updated multiple attribute names and definitions to align with GS1 Standards:
    • Info Provider GLN is now Product Data Provider GLN (Global Location Number).
    • Manufacturer is now Manufacturer Name
    • Allergens is now Allergen Statement.
    • Ingredients Text is now Ingredients Statement
    • Batteries Required is now Batteries Required Indicator
    • Country of Origin is now Country of Origin Code

June 8, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • Image file submissions that will not appear on Walmart.com route to our Content Operations team for approval: When you submit image files that will not appear on Walmart.com, we'll route your submission to our Content Operations team for review. If the images are superior to what's currently on the site, the images will be approved and appear on Walmart.com and in your Catalog.

May 14, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • Enabled the "Electronics Other" category for Department 5: Media & Gaming users (Department 5) can now select "Electronics Other" during item setup and maintenance to assign their items to a generic electronics category rather than select one that is incorrect.
  • Added two attributes to item setup and maintenance, and made one attribute viewable in item maintenance:
    • During setup of online or shared items and item maintenance, you can now indicate if an item Must Ship Alone. Previously, this attribute was available for DSV item setup only.
    • In item setup and maintenance for Cell Phone categories, you can now select a type of Cellular Service Plan (e.g., prepaid or postpaid) for an item.
    • In maintenance spreadsheets for Product Content & Site Experience, you can now view the Goods & Services Type (e.g., digital). Previously, this attribute was not visible.
  • Updated the acceptable values for multiple attributes:
    • Gift Card Type Code values now include what the numbers mean for clarification: "1 - Fixed" and "2 - Variable".
    • For Walmart Department Number, the name for Department 57 has been updated from "57 - SUB-DEPT: DEPT#05" to "57 - HEARING CENTER".
    • Buying Region Code now includes "6 - eCommerce" as one of the values that can pre-populated during item maintenance.
    • In Cell Phone categories, Configuration now accepts an open string of text instead of a closed list of values.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue where DC cost validation stopped when encountering timeout errors from the service.
  • Fixed an issue with whitelisting of corporate cost departments to control rollout of this functionality.
  • Fixed an issue where shipper child items were incorrectly recognized as belonging to a different accounting department number than the parent.
  • Added more robust help text to the GDSN Publications setup page to instruct you when selecting orderable and consumable trade items.

April 23, 2021

New features:

  • New GDSN Publications shown in the Setup Hub: If you use a data pool provider to publish synced item info with GDSN, you'll now see a list of your new publications by default. You can view details of the publications and complete setup of items and shippers from those publications. During item setup, the system will pre-populate your spreadsheet based on the trade items that you select for each configuration. (You can still set up items and shippers that are not synced with GDSN by clicking the Setup New drop-down menu next to the GTIN search bar.)

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue to prevent image upload failure for items that are mapped to multiple Supplier IDs.

April 16, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • Shipper child validations added for Accounting Department Number: You'll be notified if a child item cannot be used in a shipper because it belongs to a different Accounting Department Number than the parent.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed a styling issue on the Activity Manager > Requires WERCs pages so the reasons that the item was flagged do not overlap with long product names.

March 26, 2021

New features:

  • eDelivery supported during item setup: You can now set up items like downloadable video games and e-gift cards by selecting Digital Delivery / eDelivery for DSV and Owned fulfillment types in the item setup questionnaire.
  • Setup and maintenance supported for online gift cards: You can now set up and maintain online Gift Card items.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Shipper setup submissions that are missing content are now correctly routed to the Required Content Incomplete status instead of Internal Conflicts in the Activity Manager.
  • Fixed an issue on supply chain details pages that displayed the wrong trade item hierarchy for some item configurations.
  • Fixed an issue in the Activity Manager when activities linked to multiple suppliers were not visible in Item 360.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bulk Imagery Manager that caused Item 360 to freeze when cropping images.
  • Cost Driver Percent Change for store & DC cost submissions in Item 360 can now accept negative values.
  • Fixed an issue where filters applied on the Catalog were not retained when navigating back from Edit Product Details pages.
  • Removed the "Are you sure you want to leave?" pop-up on Edit Product Details pages if no attribute values were changed.

March 12, 2021

New features:

  • Discard submissions in your Activity Manager: If you have incorrect or duplicate submissions that are stuck in the Supplier Action Required or Walmart Action Required status, you can now remove the activity. Click the dots at the bottom right corner of the activity card, and click "Discard Submission". All of the setup and maintenance requests in the activity will be discarded, and the activity status will automatically change to "Discarded".
    • To delete individual items from an activity with action required, go to the activity details page and click "Discard Request" on the item card.

March 5, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • HTML edits for the Key Features attribute in the single item maintenance workflow: When you edit product details in Item 360, you can now format the Key Features text using the built-in HTML editor. This feature allows you to customize styling and lists to ensure the text will appear as intended on Walmart.com and in the mobile app.
  • Updated department names in the Contract Number drop-down list of the item setup questionnaire: To increase clarity and align with Walmart's company-wide department name changes, you'll see updated names for these departments: 12# – Do It Yourself, 19# – Arts-Crafts-Sewing, 29# – Intimate Apparel, 57# – Hearing Center, 60# – Local Shops & Souvenirs, 95# – Snacks & Beverages.
  • Added 3 attributes to item setup and maintenance:
    • In Cell Phones & Computers categories, you can now indicate Configuration (e.g., E-pin, Direct Top Up) and Subscription Period (e.g., 30 days, 12 months) during item setup and maintenance.
    • When setting up store items, you can use Is Guaranteed Sales to indicate whether a store item may be returned to the supplier if it does not sell.
  • Enabled 1 attribute for item maintenance:
    • You can now edit Destinations to indicate which store format(s) an item is destined for.
  • Status of Store Cost submissions aligned between Item 360 and PAL: Suppliers now see the same status for cost submissions in Item 360 that merchants see in the PAL tool. This helps reduce confusion between you and merchants when aligning on store cost submissions.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) can no longer be edited in item maintenance.
  • Suppliers can no longer edit Warehouse Alignment Code in item maintenance.
  • Fixed the “View on Walmart.com” button on the Edit Product Details pages to take users to a correct URL.

February 19, 2021

New features:

  • Rich Media in the Maintenance Hub: You can now download a maintenance spreadsheet to provide rich media – like videos and 360º spin images – for your existing items. Note that you'll need to provide URLs of the rich media assets. For more info and instructions, refer to this article.
  • Title and Description Insights: When you have items with insights and recommendations that can help you improve the quality of the Product Names, Key Features, and Site Descriptions, you can now click the tile on your Home page to review the items. After reviewing the suggestions, make and submit changes directly in Item 360 to improve the item's overall content quality score. (This feature was previously available to pilot suppliers only.)

Feature enhancements:

  • HTML edits for the Key Features attribute in single item setup workflows: During single item setup, you can now format the Key Features text using the built-in HTML editor. This feature allows you to customize styling and lists to ensure the text will appear as intended on Walmart.com and in the mobile app. Note: This enhancement is coming soon to the Edit Product Details pages.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Removed a validation that blocked items from being maintained through the Supply Chain, Store Attributes, and Replenishment tiles in the Maintenance Hub if the item is missing an Ironbank category.
  • In spreadsheets, cells for pre-populated GTINs are now formatted as "Text" to ensure any leading zeros are not deleted if the cell is clicked into.
  • Fixed an issue where an additional level of a Trade Item Configuration would appear after populating a level from an existing trade item.
  • Fixed an issue in the single item setup workflows so that the Error banner is now anchored to the attribute that needs to be corrected.

January 29, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • Upfront validations enabled for Trade Item Configuration attributes in single item setup: When you set up a single Owned or DSD item directly in Item 360, you will now get upfront validations on the Trade Item Configuration attributes before completing the submission. This will reduce the frequency in which items are stuck in Data Errors in the Activity Manager.
  • Content Improvement Insights now named "Title and Description Insights": To more accurately reflect the attributes that have insights provided, we’ve renamed Content Improvement Insights to “Title and Description Insights”. Suppliers in the pilot group will see this change in the tile on their Home page, the drill-down page, and the Edit Product Details page showing recommendations for the Product Name, Site Description, and/or Key Features. This feature will be available to all suppliers soon – stay tuned!
  • Added attributes and drop-down options to item setup and maintenance:
    • DSV item setup spreadsheets now include the State Restrictions group of attributes: States, ZIP Codes, State Restriction Reason.
    • Store item setup spreadsheets for the Stores Fresh, Stores GM, and Stores Apparel categories now include the Is Corporate Replenishable attribute.
    • 6 Commodity ID values have been added to the Commodity ID drop-down options in spreadsheets for the Stores Fresh category: 136 - Commodity Group 31, 138 - Commodity Group 32, 139 - Commodity Group 33, 140 - Commodity Group 34, 141 - Commodity Group 35, 142 - Commodity Group 36.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Net Content UOM no longer supports the value "sheets" in item setup and maintenance.

January 15, 2021

Feature enhancements:

  • Filter for GDSN New Publications during bulk item setup: If you use a data pool provider to publish synced item info with GDSN, you can now select the check box in the item setup questionnaire to ensure that your item setup spreadsheet only includes the configurations that have been published as “New”.
    • If you are setting up DSV items or do NOT use a data pool provider to publish synced item info with GDSN, you should NOT click the check box. 
    • When setting up a single Owned or DSD item directly in Item 360, you should NOT click the check box. Our system will pull in all configurations that you have synced with GDSN – not only those published as "New".

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue that blocked 5% of DSV Suppliers from beginning the item setup process.
  • Fixed an issue with Content Improvement Insights that caused the insights to be visible to non-pilot users on the single item edit page. This feature will be available to all suppliers soon – stay tuned!
  • Fixed an issue with content submissions that route for approval: When a Walmart associate requests updates, the items are correctly sent to “Supplier Action Required” instead of the "Complete” status.

January 8, 2021

New features:

  • Content submissions that will not appear on Walmart.com route to our Content Operations team for approval: When you submit content that will not appear on Walmart.com, we'll route your submission to our Content Operations team for review. If the content is superior to what's currently on the site, the content will be approved and appear on Walmart.com and in your Catalog.
    • Please note that this feature does not include imagery submissions yet.

Feature enhancements:

  • GDSN error messages improved: We’ve added clarity to the error messages that appear when you edit GDSN Synchronized attributes to include more information about which fields are in error and the options you have to fix the issue.
  • Department-level rollout support for Corporate and DC cost pilots: The Store and DC cost maintenance pilots can now be released by department instead of by individual users.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • The Supplier ID filter on the Activity Manager page will now open almost instantly (it previously lagged for a few seconds).
  • Fixed a styling issue that caused the title & buttons to be misaligned on the Trade Item Configurations tab of the single item setup workflow.
  • Re-classified a cost maintenance error about decimal places as a Data Error instead of an Internal Conflict. 

December 18, 2020

New features:

  • Single Owned or DSD item setup directly in Item 360: You can now set up a single Owned or DSD item at a time without using a spreadsheet. This workflow includes upfront error validations to reduce the occurrence of errors found after submission and decrease the item setup cycle time. We've also added a tutorial to help you better understand the relationship between Trade Items and Item Configurations to reduce confusion when providing supply chain info during the setup process.
  • Content Improvement Insights (pilot phase): Suppliers in our pilot group now have access from their Home page to insights that will help them improve the quality of their Product Names, Key Features, and Site Descriptions. After reviewing the suggestions, pilot users can make and submit changes directly in Item 360 to improve the item's overall content quality score.

Feature enhancements:

  • Maintenance for Assortment Parent and Children now supported: You can now maintain assortment parent and child attributes in Item 360. Previously, you had to make these edits in Online Item File.
  • eCommerce cost updates available to more departments: We’ve expanded the ability to submit cost update requests for eCommerce items in Item 360 to all departments except apparel, gift cards, photo services, and grocery.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue in the in-app workflow for DSV items that allowed attribute families to be submitted with only partial information.
  • Fixed an issue in the Activity Manager for DSV activities that caused columns to be missing from the Data Error spreadsheets.

December 9, 2020

New features:

  • Home page: Get a snapshot of your items and submissions that require supplier action. If you have items with errors, click the tile to go to your Activity Manager pre-filtered on the Activity IDs so you can fix the submissions. On your Home page, you'll also find news, tips, and announcements from the Item 360 team.
  • Variant details in the Catalog - Item Configurations and Items views: If your item is in a variant group, the item card in the Catalog now includes a link to View Variant. This page shows details such as the base variant ID, product variations, and every item in the group. Items in the group that are fulfilled by other partners will appear with a light gray overlay.

Feature enhancements:

  • Shipper setup activities automatically update with the most recent data: If you've made an update to a GDSN synced shipper before setup is complete, the system will automatically pull in the most recent record for that shipper in the activity details. This will allow your merchant to resubmit shippers that hit GDSN locked errors so you don't have to start the shipper setup from scratch.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • In the item and shipper setup questionnaire, the seller names have been removed from the Supplier Name / ID drop-down list.

October 30, 2020

New features:

  • Select suppliers can submit cost changes for eCommerce items in Item 360: Download your eCommerce cost maintenance spreadsheet from the Cost tile in the Maintenance Hub. Depending on the difference between the current and new cost, your change may require approval by a Walmart associate. 
    • This functionality is currently supported for the following departments: Media and Gaming (D5), Toys (D7), Pets & Supplies (D8), Cook and Dine (D14), Lawn and Garden (D16), Home Décor (D17), Fabrics/Crafts/Floral (D19), Bath and Shower (D20), Books and Magazines (D21), Furniture (D71), Large Household Goods (D77), and Infant Consumable Hardlines (D79).

Feature enhancements:

  • Extra hazardous materials validations during shipper setup: If you try to set up a shipper with a child that is fully regulated, you will be alerted that the shipper cannot be set up until the child is removed from your GDSN complex hierarchy.
  • Validations for active distribution centers during DSV item setup: If you try to set up DSV items using a 6-digit Supplier ID that does not have any active distribution centers, you will not be able to proceed with the item setup. Previously, this validation contributed to nearly 10% of our data errors each week because it was only run after a user submitted their item setup data.
  • Added a link to help documentation for items that require WERCS assessments: The Requires WERCS page in the Activity Manager now includes a direct link for users who "Need Help with WERCS? Click to learn more." Look for the link on the right side above the first item card on the page.
  • Item status pages in the Activity Manager provide entry points to view the items in the Catalog: For any maintenance activity and successful item setup activities, you can now click the blue GTIN or Walmart Item Number on the item card to go to the Catalog page pre-filtered for that Product ID.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue that scrambled the order of secondary (i.e., additional) images submitted through the bulk imagery upload feature in Item 360.
  • Changed the logic that caused DSV items set up in Item 360 to be categorized as Data Errors even if the only error was a missing WERCS assessment.
  • Fixed an issue that showed Order Sizing Factor quantity as blank on the Supply Chain Details page even when the attribute had a value.

October 9, 2020

Feature enhancements:

  • Access to Edit Product Details from the Item Configuration and Item Overview pages: The overview pages now include a link to the single item maintenance workflow in Item 360.
  • Attributes added and enabled in item setup and maintenance:
    • Optical spreadsheets now include the Season Year and Season Code attributes on the Trade Item Configurations tab. This update will support users who set up and manage sunglasses and align with Apparel categories.
    • Tires spreadsheets now include 5 new attributes to support the Tire Finder app for eCommerce and Stores business: Tire Terrain, Mileage Warranty, Minimum Rim Width Range, Maximum Rim Width Range, and Parts Terminology ID.
    • Users can utilize the Additional Product Attributes to provide attributes that are not already in the spreadsheet (e.g., price per unit attributes). The attribute key that users provide in the Additional Product Attribute Name column must match to an existing attribute in the omni taxonomy. Both Ironbank_Key format and XML key format (e.g., bed_size, screenSize) are supported for the attribute key.
  • Renamed the Category Specialist attribute to Merchant on the item cards in the Catalog.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Footwear maintenance spreadsheets now correctly show these 8 attributes under the Category-specific attributes header section: Heel Drop, Footwear Heel Style, Toe Style, Embellishment Type, Boot Shaft Height, Boot Shaft Circumference, Boot Shaft Style, and Boot Shaft Width Style.
  • Disabled a pop-up message in spreadsheets that incorrectly suggested inputting a numeric value for the cell.
  • Corrected the spreadsheet cell format for the Each GTIN, Inner Pack GTIN, Case GTIN, and Pallet GTIN on the Trade Item Configurations tab to ensure the leading zeroes of the GTINs are not omitted.

October 2, 2020

Feature enhancements:

  • Upfront validations for Additional Product Identifiers while editing product details in Item 360: When you enter an Additional Product Identifier value, you can now immediately see if it has an error. This allows you to correct invalid IDs before submission.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue when you navigated to the Item Configurations view of your Catalog, selected Show all associated variants in the Product ID search, and tried to export the items.
  • Fixed an issue in the Item Setup Questionnaire GTIN entry that duplicated unique values after 100 GTINs.

September 25, 2020

New features:

  • Single DSV item setup directly in Item 360: You can now set up a single DSV item at a time without using a spreadsheet. This workflow includes upfront error validations to reduce the occurrence of errors found after submission and decrease the item setup cycle time.
  • Item Configuration cards in the Catalog now include a link to the Item Configuration Overview, which provides a quick summary of supply chain data for the Walmart Item Number.
  • Item cards in the Catalog now include a link to the Item Overview, which provides a quick summary of data for the GTIN, item configuration details, and 1P site offer information.
  • Product ID Search now includes option to show all associated variants: When you enter a variant Product ID in the Catalog search bar, you can now select the check box to Show all associated variants. You will see item cards for all items in the variant group.
  • Filter items in the Catalog by variants: In the Items view, you can now apply filters to view variant items, primary variant items, or standalone items.

Feature enhancements:

  • When you upload images into Item 360, files that are larger than 5MB are now blocked upfront. Previously, these files were accepted but hit errors downstream.
  • On item history pages, you can now view the reason why an item was recently unpublished. Hover over the information icon next to the Offer Publish Status.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • On item history pages, the Old Value and New Value columns now show all values of a multi-value field. Previously, only the first value was shown.

September 11, 2020

New features:

  • Setup and maintenance is now supported for seven Apparel categories: Baby Clothing, Carriers & Accessories, Cases & Bags, Clothing, Footwear, Jewelry, and Watches.

Feature enhancements:

  • To accommodate Walmart’s Imagery Studio process, the Main Image URL is now optional during item setup for all seven Apparel categories. However, a Main Image URL is still required for Apparel items to be published and visible online.
  • If you upload a file that was previously used to create an Activity ID, and that activity is still incomplete, you'll now see a pop-up message that you should provide your updates using the error spreadsheet from Activity Manager. This is to prevent creating duplicate activities.
  • If setup and maintenance isn't yet supported for your category in Item 360, you'll now see a pop-up message with directions for next steps.
  • The Help icon now opens the drop-down menu for all suppliers, regardless of how you log in to Item 360. Search for articles and demos, and access links to file a case ticket and view your case history in Partner Support.
    • If you try to open an article outside of Item 360, you'll need to log in to Supplier Help using your Supplier Center account.
  • Updated the tooltip messaging when your newly setup items aren't yet visible in the Catalog. Also, remember to look for the link to your items in the Catalog from the Successful Updates / Successfully Created Shippers pages in Activity Manager.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue where the color variant option was pulling from the normalized color value (color) instead of the value that populates on the item page (actual_color). 

August 28, 2020

Feature enhancements:

  • For activities with only one item, the Details link on the activity card now links directly to the item-level view in Activity Manager.

August 21, 2020

New features:

  • The Export menu in the Catalog (Item Configurations and Items views) now includes links to create editable maintenance spreadsheets. Under Editable in the Export menu, select a maintenance category to go to the Maintenance Hub workflow and select the attributes you want to download. For maintenance workflows that don't require you to select attributes, your spreadsheet will start downloading automatically.
    If you're not sure which maintenance category to select, use the Attribute Finder at the top right of Item 360 to search the attribute name.
  • If you try to set up a shipper with a Parent GTIN that is already assigned to a shipper in the Catalog, you'll see an alert that the GTIN cannot be reused for a new shipper. You can download a maintenance spreadsheet to edit the existing shipper with that Parent GTIN.

Feature enhancements:

  • On the Edit Product Details pages, the attribute fields now automatically resize to fit the provided content. Also, if errors are found in multi-value fields, the individual value with the error will be highlighted.
  • Once you've successfully set up shippers with new Walmart Item Numbers, view them in the Catalog by clicking the link on the Successfully Created Shippers page in the Activity Manager.
  • If you have data errors in item setup, you can now view the error messages in the Activity Manager before exporting the error spreadsheet. On the Data Errors page, hover over the information icon at the top right corner of the item card.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • Added logic to prevent existing bad data in the Catalog to pre-populate in editable fields (e.g., on Edit Product Details pages). This reduces the need for you to fix errors on data you didn't provide.

July 31, 2020

Feature enhancements:

  • When you export a custom set of supply chain attributes in the Maintenance Hub, the most relevant logistics attributes for DSV items (i.e., Shipping Dimensions and Shipping Weight) are in a new drop-down menu – Shipping Info for DSV Items.
  • When selecting a custom set of attributes to export in the Maintenance Hub, you can now select multiple attributes at a time in each drop-down menu.
  • If you need to return to the Maintenance Hub page from the Imagery workflow, the page header now includes the link – like all of the other Maintenance Hub workflows.
  • On the Supply Chain Details page, duplicate attributes (e.g., Orderable GTIN and Orderable Pack GTIN) have been cleaned up, and logic has been added to populate some blank or default attribute values (e.g., Is a Break Pack?).
  • The number of ways that you can view your Catalog will now be determined by Item 360 upon login. Previously, the Item 360 team manually granted access to the Shippers and Assortments views.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • When you submit changes from an Edit Product Details page in Item 360, you should no longer get errors in blank fields.

July 15, 2020

Feature enhancements:

  • Once you've successfully set up items with new Walmart Item Numbers, view them in the Catalog by clicking the link on the Successful Items page in the Activity Manager.
  • If you have shippers that require approval from a Walmart associate, the merchant's email address has been added to the card in the Activity Manager. (We've already notified them, so you don't need to reach out to them directly.)
  • If you have store critical items that require attention, the alert banner is now visible in the Catalog - Shippers view.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • When you come back to the Catalog from the Shipper History page, any Product IDs and filters you applied are shown below the page header.

July 2, 2020

New features:

  • Item setup for Entertainment, Home, Toys, and Seasonal categories
  • Item setup for DSV items
  • Single item maintenance in Item 360 for Product Content & Site Experience attributes
  • Attribute Finder at the top of every page lets you search an attribute name for the definition, data requirements, example value(s), and Maintenance Hub category
  • Select suppliers only: If you do not have a 9-digit supplier agreement number with Walmart (e.g., you're a brand owner who sells through distributors) and have permission from your Walmart Merchant, you can download and complete an item setup spreadsheet using 6-digit Supplier IDs other than your own.
    • You will need to email the spreadsheet to your Walmart Merchant to submit on your behalf.
We'll be rolling out omni-channel item setup to more categories throughout July. The marketing site now has sample spreadsheets for all 72 item setup categories that will be supported in Item 360. Download the files to preview and prepare for what you'll see soon.

Feature enhancements:

  • Our pre-populated data logic now ensures that when closed-list fields are populated, they have a valid value. This will help reduce the number of errors on fields that you have not touched.
  • If you enter assortment parent or child Product IDs in certain Maintenance Hub categories (i.e., Supply Chain, Store Attributes, and Replenishment), you'll see a message that the items cannot be edited in Item 360. This will help prevent a common Internal Errors / Conflicts message.
  • In omni-channel maintenance spreadsheets, Selling Price is next to Selling Price UOM.
  • The following attributes have been added to the item setup spreadsheets:
    • State Restrictions (all categories): Prohibit items from being sold in specific states.
    • Maximum Temperature (Grills & Outdoor Cooking)
    • Minimum Weight (Storage)
    • Vehicle Category (Tires)
  • Some attribute example values have been updated to remove units of measure or other additional characters that would cause data errors if copied directly

Bug fixes and minor enhancements:

  • In Item Configuration History and Item History, updates coming from iSAM no longer show as "Unknown". There are still a few sources that show as Unknown and will be fixed in the future.

June 19, 2020

  • If you log in to Item 360 using your email address, the Help icon at the top right corner opens a drop-down menu that includes links to Partner Support through Supplier Help. Search articles and demos, file a case ticket, and check your case history.
    If you don't see the Help drop-down menu, go directly to Supplier Help and log in using your Supplier One account. Once all user logins have been migrated to email addresses, you'll see the Help drop-down menu in Item 360.


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