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, beginning on September 2, 2022, several products entering stores must have RFID tags (radio frequency identification) and be 100% readable by RFID readers or you will be deemed noncompliant. The product categories impacted include, but may not be limited to, items in home goods, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and automotive. Our team of experts can help implement a solution for your business to meet Walmart’s RFID requirements.
Walmart RFID Mandate: Dates to Know
June 3, 2022
Last day to submit RFID samples to Auburn University
Make sure to send at least five samples to Auburn University by June 3. Do not include your product with your samples.
August 17, 2022
Must arrive to distribution center (MABD)
All RFID-tagged products must arrive at their respective distribution center or facility by August 17.
September 2, 2022
All products arriving at store must be tagged
All products that are going to stores must be tagged. From here, Walmart begins its in-store testing before rollout and deployment.
We Can Help You Quickly and Efficiently Get RFID Tags on Your Goods to Meet Retailers' Mandates
There are a few different ways you can become compliant on time, no matter the state of your inventory. You’re going to need to make a few key purchases and make some process changes to get RFID tags on goods. Peak’s team of experts can guide you step by step and manage the entire compliance readiness strategy, or simply step in where you need assistance.
To start, we’ll help you consider which approach is right for you:
BCD RFID Comply
We help set you up with what you need now to print RFID tags onsite.
BCD RFID Comply+
We help you get set up to print now through everything offered in our Comply program AND work with you to leverage this effort for your own business benefits.
BCD RFID Service Bureau
Consider the Pros and Cons of Your Approach
In-House RFID Compliance & Printing
Third-Party RFID Compliance & Printing
Scalable RFID Solutions, Simplified and Installed in Days
Speak to a Walmart RFID Expert
- Home departments – D14, 17, 20, 22, 71, 74
- Entertainment departments – D7, 72, 87
- Hardlines departments – D9, 10 tires, and batteries
Auburn University address
Auburn University RFID Lab
Attn: Walmart Home Supplier Validation
1550 East Glenn Avenue
Auburn, AL 36849 USA
Auburn University’s phone
Prior to sending your label samples, Auburn University asks that you fill out an online form with more information about your company, product and specifications used.
You are still required to submit samples to Auburn University for these products.
Yes. It is encouraged to leverage the technology within your business.
The Walmart mandate dictates all products must be applied at the item level into the disposable packaging or adhesively applied to specified areas of packaging.
Not every sku a supplier makes must be submitted for validation. Send a representative sku per product supplier, brand, packaging type, packaging agency, and RFID Inlay type.
The tag must be compliant to GS1 and RFID lab ARC Standards.
For best results a printer of 300 to 600 dots per minute (DPI) should be used. This is a measurement of the quality of the print.
Yes. Walmart stores will have the ability to reprint labels, if needed.