Walmart is one of the largest retailers in the world and many Amazon FBA sellers source products from there.
One of the issues resellers have is finding the all important UPC codes. Walmart has them on the site but they are hidden away in the source code.
In this post I want to show how to find these codes.
UPC Codes For Both OA and RA
First, let’s look at why we even bother with finding these UPC codes.
There are actually a lot of different whys to finding these codes.
I personally am not using them for OA ( online arbitrage) but for RA ( retail arbitrage). I want to use either the Brickseek website or the Walton app to see local stock levels to pick up stock.
Other people want to do a Google search of the UPC to hoping find other sources of stock on other websites to do OA.
And there are probably other reasons, but these are the 2 that stand out to me.
Digging Into The Code
So I am not a techy, but here is the process to find the hidden UPC code in the Walmart code. ( there is an easier way that I will show after this)
First you need to be on a Walmart product page (duh!)
Next, you hit Control “U” This opens up the source code of the page
Next hit Control “F” . This is to open up the search function
Next type “UPC” and hit enter
Now you can copy this code.
Note: If this is a 3rd party seller on Walmart.com, you might not find a UPC code.
The Easier Way
So this is too much work for me, so I built a Chrome Extension for this.
So on this same page, I just click the WM UPC Finder icon and it pulls this up automtically ( along with an actual bar code)
That is a lot less work!
Using The UPC For Sourcing
I made a video on how to use this for sourcing but first here are the tool I use in the video
When searching the UPC code I am using an extension called OA Highlight for this but you can use Google search for this.
I am also using RA Seek to be able to highlight the UPC and shortcut to the Brickseek page to see local Walmart stock levels. You can manually do this by copy/paste the UPC code on the Brickseek website
I am also using the Android Walton app to do the same thing as Brickseek with my phone
The video below will show you how to make all of this work