You Can Return Items to Walmart Without Leaving Home (It’s Free & Super Easy!)
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Holiday returns just got easier at Walmart!
Sometimes the downside of the season of giving is the fact that it is immediately followed by the season of returns! To make it more Covid-friendly and potentially prevent people from flocking to the store to exchange gifts after Christmas, Walmart has been busy making changes to their return policy.
If you have a gift that was shipped and sold by Walmart.com, you now have the luxury of having your item picked up right from your home by utilizing their new Carrier Pickup by FedEx! It’s totally free, easy peasy if you have a printer, and looks like this:
- Start a return at Walmart.com or in the Walmart app
- Select the item you want to return
- Choose your FedEx pickup and appointment date
- Pack up your item, print and attach your shipping label, and wait for pickup!
Here’s the scoop for folks without a printer…
No printer? No problem! They thought of that too! You can still skip the hustle and bustle at your busy local Walmart by following the steps above, but instead, you can opt to “Drop off at FedEx” as your return method. You will be given a QR code that can be scanned right from your phone by the FedEx store. They can then print a label and ship your package for you.
In-store returns will be easier too…
You may be wondering what to do for purchases that were made in-store or online from a third party vendor. Walmart has also made adjustments allowing for easier in-store returns that are also more aligned with social distancing protocols.
Regardless of the purchase method, you can start the return process for ALL purchases using Walmart.com or the Walmart app. Even those without a Walmart account can just head to walmart.com/startreturn to speed things up. Plus, alternate areas devoted to making returns will be available at many stores. Just what you need to get in and out of the store faster!
Get your money back within a day or two…
Even better, you can also expect to get your money back faster too! For many online returns, refunds may be credited back to the original payment account in as little as a day and potentially within the same day for in-store returns.
With all of these new updates, it’s clear that Walmart is doing its part to make adjustments that will make the hassle of returning gifts as quick and as safe as they can.