But Walmart is playing a new chargeback game now that they have announced wage increases for their hourly employees. Some of the extra costs associated with the wage hikes are being passed on to the vendors in the form of inventory stocking fees. Walmart will now charge vendors for stocking their merchandise in new stores, and they will also charge them for warehousing inventory. More than 10,000 Walmart vendors will have to pay these additional fees. Ricardo Tosto would hate to have to go through that.
Walmart has charged some vendors for stocking and warehousing in the past, but this new charge will impact all Walmart vendors.