April 2021

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News & Announcements

Upcoming Changes to Cancel Order Lines API

On May 12, we are updating the list of accepted order cancellation reasons to provide more clarity for sellers who integrate with Walmart via API or Solution Providers. Please update your Cancel Order Lines reasons today to reflect the new Cancel Order Lines Schema.

After May 12, any cancellation codes that are marked as ‘REMOVED’ in the chart below, will no longer be accepted and will result in an error if used.

Cancellation Code
Status
CUSTOMER_REQUESTED_SELLER_TO_CANCEL NO CHANGE – REMAINS SAME
SELLER_CANCEL_OUT_OF_STOCK NO CHANGE – REMAINS SAME
SELLER_CANCEL_FRAUD_STOP_SHIPMENT NO CHANGE – REMAINS SAME
SELLER_CANCEL_PRICING_ERROR NO CHANGE – REMAINS SAME
SELLER_CANCEL_ADDRESS_NOT_SERVICABLE NEWLY ADDED
SELLER_CANCEL_CUSTOMER_DUPLICATE_ORDER REMOVED
SELLER_CANCEL_CUSTOMER_CHANGE_ORDER REMOVED
SELLER_CANCEL_CUSTOMER_INCORRECT ADDRESS REMOVED
CANCEL_BY_SELLER REMOVED

 

Added Visibility for Smart Tag Items

Next month, we are adding two new fields, shippingConfigSource and shippingSLA, in the GET Orders API to give sellers utilizing Smart Tags more visibility into fulfillment sources and transit times. These new fields will enable sellers to identify which fulfillment channel and shipping method was used for each SKU.

Item Performance Report Improvements

We are excited to announce a major improvement to the Item Performance Report. Previously, if sellers offered more than 100,000 items, they were unable to view performance data for their entire catalog. Later this month, we will remove the report’s data limitations to give sellers a more accurate view of their entire catalog.

Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS) Sales Restrictions

As previously communicated, new shipping attributes have been included in the latest Item Spec 4.1 for sellers who set up or convert Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS) items via API. To support this initiative, we have also updated our Item Reports to include a “Sales Restrictions” column which identifies items with shipping limitations.

Improved Error Message: Acknowledging Shipped or Cancelled Orders

Sellers will receive a new error message when attempting to acknowledge orders already in a ‘Shipped’ or ‘Cancelled’ status. 

  • Old: Cannot acknowledge PO as PO is not CREATED state
  • New: Acknowledgment is not required for this purchase order. Purchase order lines are already in shipped or cancelled state

New Mandatory Fields for Ship Order Lines API

In the coming months, dayPhone and emailId fields will become mandatory in the returnCenterAddress section of the Ship Order Lines API. As a reminder, sellers are required to configure at least one return center for all orders. Get a head start and update your Return Center Address in the Ship Order Lines API today.

New Get Item Associations API

Sellers who have started utilizing Walmart Shipping Templates, can now quickly retrieve shippingTemplate and shipNode details with the new Get Item Associations API. If you haven’t migrated your shipping settings just yet, the deadline is April 30.

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