Many smaller suppliers agreed to have Walmart handle their freight (to Walmart DCs and stores, of course).
What I hear is that Walmart is not a totally reliable provider of transportation and some gripe that they are paying fines for this unreliable performance. Now, the plot thickens.
New charges include:
- A collect pickup fee based on the value of the product. I really want to see how this works. If it is the same percentage rate on all products, I can’t imagine high-value products will ever ship to Walmart DCs on Walmart trucks again.
- A fuel surcharge —given their cost of fuel is likely much lower than other companies’, how will it be calculated?
Does anybody know the details?