Planning a trip to Walmart will help you save time by eliminating the need to shop at several locations. It’s important to know when your nearby Walmart store restocks to save time and optimize the efficiency of your next shopping trip.
Choosing the best days and times to shop at Walmart will help ensure that your trip is as smooth as possible. Since Walmart’s restocking schedules differ based on location, this article will go over the basics of the retailer’s in-store and online restocking schedules.
What Time Does Walmart Usually Restock?
Most Walmart locations restock groceries between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., and other items between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. While it is not uncommon to see store employees stocking shelves throughout the day, the majority of restocking occurs during the second and third shifts.
Since each store is handled differently, Walmart does not have a standardized restocking schedule. Walmart’s restocking schedule is also influenced by truck availability and the distance between the store and the nearest fulfillment center.
Loaded grocery trucks arrive every day with fresh and nonperishable groceries, while other loaded trucks arrive three or four days a week, depending on the volume of the individual shop.
Since Walmart stores prefer to stock later in the day, the best time to schedule your Walmart shopping trip is in the morning, right after the store opens.
However, since restocking schedules differ by location, it’s always best to call before leaving your house if you’re looking for a particular product.
When Does Walmart.com Restock Their Online Store?
Walmart does not restock online products within a predetermined time frame. Instead, restocking times differ by item, and high-demand products are prioritized in the restocking schedule.
Unfortunately, Walmart agents do not know when new shipments will arrive for Walmart.com and do not know how long current online stock will be available.
To secure an out-of-stock item, Walmart recommends regularly checking the website to see if it has been restocked. Alternatively, some products allow you to sign up to receive updates when they become available for purchase.
To verify in-store availability for particular items, you can also contact Walmart’s online customer service department or call a local store.
How to Check Walmart Inventory
To check the in-store inventory at Walmart, open the Walmart mobile app and use the ‘Search My Store’ feature to type in the product you’re looking for. If you’re looking for food, appliances, gifts, or toys, the app will tell you which items are in stock and where they’re located in the store.
You can also use the Walmart website to verify in-store inventory at your local store. However, it is important to note that Walmart’s online inventory tool is not always entirely accurate.
If an item isn’t on the shelf, you can have a store associate check the barcode and find out when it will be back in stock. Although these dates are just projections and are not always accurate, they will provide you with a general idea of when the item will be available again.
If you’re looking for a particular item, you can use Brickseek’s online inventory tool to see if your local Walmart has it in stock.
To stop wasting gas commuting to and from a store that doesn’t have what you’re looking for, it’s always a good idea to call ahead and ask an associate to search the shelves.