Walmart Invites Indian Sellers to Expand Overseas via its US Marketplace
Walmart Invites Indian Sellers to Expand Overseas via its US Marketplace

Walmart is inviting select Indian sellers to apply to join Walmart Marketplace, a curated sellers community that serves more than 120 million US shoppers each month. This initiative expands on over 20 years of Walmart’s engagement with Indian exporters. India is already one of Walmart’s top sourcing markets, and the company has set a goal of exporting $10 billion from India each year by 2027.

Walmart is seeking new sellers from India as part of a global drive to attract international sellers and expand the Marketplace’s product assortment. Selected sellers will be able to take advantage of Walmart Fulfillment Services, which allows them to use Walmart’s warehousing and delivery infrastructure in the US, along with platform tools that help them streamline their operations and manage promotions and feedback. Walmart also shares US customer insights and global supply chain best practices and business planning strategies with its Marketplace sellers to help them succeed in that country.

Michelle Mi, Walmart VP, Emerging Markets and Business Development – Global Sourcing, said, “Building on our long history of partnership with Indian exporters, Walmart is now offering Indian businesses the opportunity to further their export dreams as Marketplace sellers. They will be able to leverage our global supply chain infrastructure and receive support to help them reach millions of daily customers in the US.

A dedicated Cross Border Trade team has been set up in India to help sellers onboard and grow on the platform. It supports local sellers to meet applicable international regulations and Walmart Responsible Sourcing standards, develop new product lines and enhance their capabilities in packaging, marketing, and supply chain management to upgrade their operations. In a statement, Rajneesh Kumar, Flipkart's Chief Corporate Affairs Officer said, “Outstanding ‘Make in India’ brands can expand their global networks, learn export best practices, and diversify their product categories in concert with Walmart as they take on the world.

Indian firms such as Delphi LeatherIndia, Mahi Exports, Touchstone Gems, and Jewelry and Welspun are among those already growing on Walmart Marketplace.

Archana Garodia Gupta, Founder of Touchstone Gems and Jewelry said, “The global growth of e-commerce creates an opportunity for women to realize their personal dreams of financial independence, support their families and communities, and contribute to the sustainable growth of India as sellers in the international marketplace.

The Marketplace opportunity extends Walmart’s efforts to support small sellers in India through its business. At the grassroots level, Walmart and Flipkart are helping Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with export ambitions prepare to participate in the global supply chain via the Walmart Vriddhi supplier development program. It helps MSME sellers develop relevant capabilities, like a digital supply chain, to begin selling overseas.

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