Need to be Walmart RFID Compliant? What You Need to Know

If your goods are sold in Walmart stores across the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or on Walmart.com in the region, then you have less than five months to get all  your Walmart-allocated inventory tagged. Beginning on September 2, 2022, several hardline and softline products entering stores must have RFID tags and be 100% readable or you will be deemed noncompliant. These include, but may not be limited to, items in the home goods, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and automotive categories. 

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If you are a Walmart supplier this is for you...

If your goods are sold in Walmart stores across the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or on Walmart.com in the region, then you have less than five months to get all  your Walmart-allocated inventory tagged. Beginning on September 2, 2022, several hardline and softline products entering stores must have RFID tags and be 100% readable or you will be deemed noncompliant. These include, but may not be limited to, items in the home goods, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and automotive categories. 

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If you are a Walmart then supplier this is for you...

If your goods are sold in Walmart stores across the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or on Walmart.com in the region, then you have less than five months to get all  your Walmart-allocated inventory tagged. Beginning on September 2, 2022, several hardline and softline products entering stores must have RFID tags and be 100% readable or you will be deemed noncompliant. These include, but may not be limited to, items in the home goods, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and automotive categories. 

Our premier partnership with the industry’s top RFID suppliers combined with our integration knowledge, guarantees that our customers receive advanced consulting advice on how to plan and integrate RFID on their operations.

Which departments need UHF RFID?

Home Dept: D14, 17, 20, 22, 71, 74

Entertainment Dept: D7, 72, 87

Hardlines Dept: D9, 10 tires, and batteries​

Clothing, Accessories and Footwear Dept: : D23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 41

 

Walmart’s implementation timeline:

June 3: Last day to to get your RFID tags tested and inlays certified by the Auburn University RFID lab​

Augusr 17: Items must arrive to distribution center (MABD)​

September 2: Items arriving in the store must be tagged​

Which departments need UHF RFID?

The latest departments to need RFID technology are:

Key deadlines

Walmart’s implementation timeline:

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We offer a range RFID products for you operations—from readers and antennas to printers labels and supplies.

RFID Labels & Supplies

RFID Labels & Supplies

Zebra's selection of stock RFID labels and tags meet the requirements of most applications and budgets.

RFID Antennas

RFID Antennas

Quickly and accurately track inventory and assets. Our robust RAIN RFID antennas offer the high performance and range needed for high traffic and precision.

RFID Printers

RFID Printers

Your solution depends on reliable data. With the industry’s widest range of printers you can accurately print and encode RAIN RFID labels, tags and cards where and when you need them. Factory- or field-installable RFID encoding capability means you can meet your evolving needs for years to come.

Handheld RFID Readers and RFID-Enabled Scanners

Handheld RFID Readers and RFID-Enabled Scanners

From warehouses and loading docks to indoor customer-facing and carpeted environments, our handheld RAIN RFID readers and RFID-enabled scanners help you achieve maximum visibility into your enterprise assets.

Fixed RFID Readers and Infrastructure

Fixed RFID Readers and Infrastructure

Our fixed RAIN RFID readers help you achieve maximum asset visibility across your enterprise. Get even more insight with Zebra’s RFID Array Reader which provides visibility into the pinpoint location of all of your tagged assets, including if they are on the move.

Integrated RFID Portals

Integrated RFID Portals

Manage and monitor inventory, control costs, and optimize workflows with fast, reliable, highly automated updates when tagged assets pass through a portal or chokepoint.

RFID Reader Software

RFID Reader Software

Optimize your RFID reader with Zebra software tools. Whether you need to do a proof of concept or develop a fully featured application with RFID readers, these tools help you every step of the way.

RFID Design

RFID Design

The productivity and efficiency gains of RFID are easily lost in poor design, incomplete integration, or missed opportunities. Zebra’s RFID Design will improve the speed, cost, and profitability of any RFID project regardless of the scale.

MultiSystems’ RFID services include:

RFID LABELS & TAGS in inventory

We are Zebra Authorized Provider, providing RFID products, software and services.

Our premier partnership with the industry’s top RFID suppliers combined with our integration knowledge, guarantees that our customers receive advanced consulting advice on how to plan and integrate RFID on their operations.

Our premier partnership with the industry’s top RFID suppliers combined with our integration knowledge, guarantees that our customers receive advanced consulting advice on how to plan and integrate RFID on their operations.

MultiSystems’ RFID services include:

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