The first thing to remember whenever you’re expecting something in the mail is that mail shipment is a notoriously unpredictable process. In 2021, the USPS alone delivered nearly 130 billion pieces of mail. So, it’s no wonder that some of these letters and packages can get delayed in the shuffle sometimes.
How long shipping will take for your Walmart depends on a few different factors such as:
- The size of your order
- What items you purchased
- Whether your items were in stock, pre-ordered, etc. at the time of purchase
- Where your items are shipping from
- What shipping option you selected when you placed your order
- Unpredictable shipping delays and other factors
The two companies Walmart relies on primarily for shipping are FedEx and USPS (United States Postal Service). Smaller items are typically sent through USPS while larger items are sent through FedEx.
Walmart also owns its own fleet of delivery trucks and employs independent delivery drivers known as Spark Drivers who make ground deliveries.
With all this in mind, we’ll now dive into the different shipping options you can select when purchasing an order from Walmart.com.
Not all items are available for same-day delivery. However, when shopping on Walmart.com, you will be able to find a range of products available for same-day delivery, particularly groceries and common household items.
Orders must be placed by 6PM to qualify for same-day delivery.
NextDay delivery is a newer option provided by Walmart and a great alternative to same-day delivery. Walmart offers NextDay delivery on about 220,000 different items available on Walmart.com, and there is no extra charge for this delivery option. In fact, you can even take advantage of NextDay Delivery for free if your order exceeds the $35 minimum.
Walmart’s Express Delivery option promises that you’ll receive your items in two hours or less. Impressive!
Unsurprisingly though, this lightning fast service is not available for all products.
Walmart’s standard shipping option offers 2-5 days shipping for all online orders. This shipping option comes at no additional charge (beyond standard shipping costs) and is available for free for orders over $35.
Walmart TwoDay is a fast shipping program that guarantees nationwide delivery within two business days within the contiguous United States. Like all of Walmart’s shipping options, TwoDay comes at no additional charge beyond standard shipping costs, and is available for free for orders over $35.
How Does Walmart Ship Their Items?
Like most online retailers, Walmart uses a range of shipping options and shipping companies for getting their products to customers in a timely fashion.
Walmart uses major shipping companies and couriers like FedEx and USPS as well as their own independent delivery drivers through the Spark Driver program.
As discussed above, Walmart offers a wide range of shipping options, from same-day delivery to standard shipping. All of these options are available for free for Walmart+ members and/or if you reach the minimum threshold of $35 per order.
Are There Shipping Restrictions In Walmart?
Walmart tends to be very flexible when it comes to shipping and delivering online orders. However, they do have a few restrictions.
For example, Walmart does not ship outside of the US. If you need a package delivered outside the US, you will need to use a mail forwarding company.
While Walmart used to require express delivery orders to meet a $35 minimum threshold, they removed this requirement in 2021.
Aside from that, there is no minimum order requirement when ordering on Walmart.com.
How Much Is The Walmart Delivery Cost?
All Walmart customers can receive free shipping on most items on Walmart.com if they spend more than $35 before tax on their order.
Walmart+ members receive free shipping every day on all qualifying Walmart.com orders. Some orders may not qualify if they come from third-party sellers on Walmart.com.
If you do not take advantage of free shipping, Walmart’s shipping fees typically range between $7 and $10.
How To Track Your Walmart Order
To track your Walmart order while it’s in transit, follow these steps:
- Log in to your Walmart.com account
- Navigate to your purchase history
- Click on the order you’d like to track
- From there, you will be able to your order’s progress
If you need help tracking your order, you can always contact Walmart customer service over the phone at 1-800-WALMART.
Walmart Shipping Customer Service
If you have any questions about your Walmart order while it’s being shipped, you can contact Walmart’s general customer service department at 1-800-925-6278 (1-800-WALMART).