How to Check Inventory and Prices at Walmart (& Other Stores) Without Leaving Home

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Here’s how to easily check inventory at Walmart, Target, and many other popular retailers. 

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Save time and money before shopping by learning how to check inventory at popular stores.  

Would you love to know whether a local brick-and-mortar store has an item in stock before leaving the house? Brickseek Inventory checker is the answer to how to check Inventory at Walmart & other stores so you can save time and money before making a special trip!

We’ll explain how to check inventory – it’s super easy.

Target shopping cart with gifts

Brickseek currently has inventory checkers for Target, Walmart, CVS, Staples, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Macy’s, BJ’s, and Office Depot/OfficeMax. While these inventory systems can sometimes be inaccurate due to theft, loss, and other circumstances, Brickseek can be a really helpful tool if you’re trying to track down a certain item near you. As always, it’s best to call your local store to confirm details on inventory before heading out.

Here is how Brickseek works at these stores and how to check inventory…


SKU entry on Brickseek for Walmart

Walmart Inventory Checker:

  • Head on over to Brickseek’s Walmart Inventory Checker, enter your zip code, the SKU # or the UPC #, and click on the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock at Walmart stores near you, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • To locate the SKU# online, head to Walmart.com, search for the item, and copy the group of numbers at the very end of the URL.

how to find the SKU of a Walmart item

Need a visual? Check out the example shown above.

I searched for “Hot Wheels Sky Crash Tower Track Set” on Walmart.com and then grabbed the SKU number (652524006) from the tail end of the URL. After entering the SKU and my zip code into Brickseek’s Walmart Inventory Checker, I could see which Walmart stores near me had this item in stock.




DPCI entry on Target Inventory Checker

Target Inventory Checker:

  • Visit Brickseek’s Target Inventory Checker, enter your zip code, the DPCI # or UPC #, and then click on the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • To locate the DPCI # or UPC #, head to Target.com, search for the item, and then scroll down the page to the “Details” section to find the UPC# and DPCI#.

DPCI number circled on Target product page

I searched for “Zuru X-Shot Excel Crusher” on Target.com and then grabbed the DPCI# 087-11-8667 (the UPC# is directly above the DPCI if you prefer to use that). After entering the DPCI and my zip code into Brickseek’s Target Inventory Checker I could see which Target stores near me had this item in stock.




CVS Inventory Checker

CVS Inventory Checker:

  • Head on over to Brickseek’s CVS inventory checker, enter your zip code, the item SKU #, and then click the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock at your CVS, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • To locate the SKU # online, head to CVS.com, and search for the item. Scroll down and copy the Item # found near the top of the “Details” section.

item number circled on CVS product page

I searched for “Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 2” on CVS.com, scrolled down the product page to the “Details” section, and then looked for the product’s item number (698908). This is the number I entered into the SKU# field on Brickseek’s CVS Inventory Checker. After entering the SKU and my zip code into Brickseek’s CVS Inventory Checker, I could see which CVS Pharmacies near me had this item in stock.




Staples Brickseek

Staples Inventory Checker:

  • Visit Brickseek’s Staples Inventory Checker, enter your zip code and the SKU # or UPC #, and then click on the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock at your local Staples, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • To locate the SKU # or UPC #, head to Staples.com, search for the item, and then click on the item you want. You will see the Item number listed beneath the product name, and this can be entered into the SKU# field in the Staples Inventory Checker.

Staples paper product page

I searched for “Staples Multiuse Copy Paper” on Staples.com and then grabbed the Item number (1149611) from the product page. After entering this number in the SKU field along with my zip code, I could then use Brickseek’s Staples Inventory Checker, to see which locations near me had this item in stock.




home depot inventory checker

The Home Depot Inventory Checker:

  • Head over to Brickseek’s Home Depot Inventory Checker, enter your zip code and the Internet #, then click on the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock at your local Home Depot, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • To locate the Internet #, head to HomeDepot.com, search for the item, and right above the product image on the left-hand side, you’ll see an Internet # with a group of numbers listed after that.

nexgrill home depot number

I searched for “Nexgrill 4-Burner Grill” on HomeDepot.com and then grabbed the Internet number (310654539) from the product page. After entering this number along with my zip code, I could then use Brickseek’s Home Depot Inventory Checker to see which stores near me had this item in stock.




Lowe's inventory checker

Lowe’s Inventory Checker:

  • Visit Brickseek’s Lowe’s Inventory Checker, enter your zip code and the Product # or UPC #, and then click on the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock at your local Lowe’s, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • To locate the Product # (i.e. Item #), head to Lowes.com, search for the item, and then locate the Item # right below the name of the product.

drill product page with item number circled

I searched for “DeWalt 20-Volt Drill” on Lowes.com and then grabbed the Item number (797362) from the product page. After entering this number into Brickseek’s Product # field along with my zip code, I could use the Lowe’s Inventory Checker to see which stores near me had this item in stock.




office depot inventory checker

Office Depot/OfficeMax Inventory Checker:

  • Head on over to Brickseek’s Office Depot Inventory Checker, enter your zip code and the Item # or UPC #, and then click on the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock at your local Office Depot/OfficeMax, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • To locate the Item # online, head to OfficeDepot.com, search for what you want, and then click on the product link. You will see the Item # listed next to the product name at the end of the title.

realspace leather office depot

I searched for “Realspace Executive Chair” on OfficeDepot.com and then grabbed the Item number (219491) from the product page. After entering this number into Brickseek’s Office Depot Inventory Checker along with my zip code, I could then see which stores near me had this item in stock.




Macy's Inventory Checker

Macy’s Inventory Checker:

  • Visit Brickseek’s Macy’s Inventory Checker, enter your zip code and the UPC #, and then click on the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock at your local Macy’s, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • One drawback to using the Macy’s Inventory Checker is that you can’t locate product UPC numbers anywhere on the Macy’s website. It’s often possible to find an item’s UPC # by searching for the product on another retailer’s website that does publish that information. You can also try using a barcode lookup service.

KitchenAid search results in barcode search engine

I searched for “KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor” on BarcodeLookup.com and then grabbed the barcode number (883049473864), which can be used as the UPC# number on Brickseek. Since we know that Target.com has UPC numbers on its website, I also could have found this information there. Then, I entered the UPC# into Brickseek’s Macy’s Inventory Checker along with my zip code to see which stores near me had this item in stock.




BJ's inventory checker

BJ’s Wholesale Club Inventory Checker:

  • Head on over to Brickseek’s BJ’s Wholesale Club Inventory Checker, enter your zip code and the SKU #, and then click on the Check Inventory button.
  • You will then be able to view the price of the item, whether the item is in stock at your local BJ’s Wholesale Club, and the approximate number of items in stock.
  • To locate the SKU # online, head to BJs.com, search for what you want, and then click on the product link. You will find the SKU # at the end of the URL, as a long string of numbers.

screenshot from BJ's website

I searched for “Power AirFryer XL” on BJs.com and then grabbed the SKU number (3000000000001748753) from the product page. After entering this number into Brickseek’s BJ’s Wholesale Club Inventory Checker along with my zip code, I could then see which stores near me had this item in stock.


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Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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Comments 24

  1. Hipgrandma

    Just beware. I went to 5 Target stores in town looking for a LEGO set that was supposedly at each, but was eventually told by an employee that it had been discontinued

    • Jill

      I also went to 2 Targets yesterday looking for a specific Lego set that was supposedly in stock. The store associates were also finding that it showed a few in stock on their end, but we couldn’t locate that Lego. They said their inventory sometimes shows wrong or the Lego set may have been stolen which is why it still would show 2 available. They even looked through the returns.

  2. Amanda

    Brickseek can be a great resource, but it is definitely hit or miss, esp. with sale items. It takes some trial and error to see what locations are accurate and what aren’t (I have a few Walmarts in my area that consistently show high stock of items that aren’t there).

    • C

      Yes, but I also think if it’s showing high stock (and you’ve confirmed in the Walmart app that it’s in stock- it will say “in stock” when there are 5 or more of that item in stock and it will say “limited stock” below that), it IS THERE… if you can’t find it, employees are hiding it in back or the stock room is a mess and they didn’t pull it…. trust me, I spent a couple of weeks looking for some tubs that were down to $1 each at one walmart, brickseek said there were over 16 in stock and the Walmart app said “in stock” (so on their end 5 or more)… every time I would go in I would ask an employee; I constantly got “if it’s in stock, it’s on the shelf”… THEN I found an employee who was actually good at her job- she said hmm it looks like they should be here, I’ll check in back… she asked an employee who had just told me it was out of stock to help her look in back and low and behold they brought out an ENTIRE BOX filled with the tubs I was looking for!!!! She commented that if I was good with that box she was going to try to find more in back for herself (which from checking brickseek I assume she did)- which is fine by me! I got what I wanted. Also at Walmart they are supposed to be going through the stock WEEKLY and zeroing out items that aren’t in stock and adjusting counts (to account for theft and miscounts)- I suspect a lot don’t do this… however, again I think a lot of them are hiding a ton of stuff in back – I was looking for some doll on clearance and there were 3 versions of her- every one had “in stock” (and still does- so there should be at least 15- too high a number for theft to be accounted for as these are BIG dolls- I’ve been told she is out of stock- well why don’t they zero it out?- I’ve even had a manager claim it’s not there, so she should’ve zeroed it in the spot- It’s been about 2 months since I started looking for her… they don’t zero out bc they are in back- hidden by an employee(s)!!- if a clearance item gets zeroed out, it goes back up to FULL PRICE!! So the employees hiding stuff still want it to be “in stock”- just not available to customers

      • Jessica P.

        While maybe there are instances where workers hide things in the backroom, I don’t believe an item missing for 2 months would account for this. Also there tends to not be many places to actually hide things in the backroom. Most employees I knew would put something aside to buy at the end of their shift at the worst. As someone who worked for Walmart the backroom was a Disaster and zeroing something out could be a big deal (more so for a non-clearance item) as it would automatically order more of that item, and it could honestly be anywhere in a disorganized backroom. There are other reason that in stock could be off aside from theft, honestly other merchandise could have come in mislabeled with that item, a mispick is what they call it, or something the store was charged for and didn’t receive, or something randomly not located in the backroom. Please don’t always think the worst of people!

  3. Ginny

    FYI, From my recent experience, Target values its in-store customers over their “buy online for pick-up” customers. If you ordered something for pick up, and there are only a few left, an in-store customer can buy it out from under you, even if you’ve already paid for it online. This just happened to me twice at two different Targets for the same item. They kept cancelling my order. My husband went to a Third Target to pick up the item I ordered and paid for, but they wouldn’t give it to him because there were 2 other online order requests in front of him and only 2 items in stock. However, since he was in the store, they counted him as an “in-store” customer. They told him to cancel the online order and to just buy the item right out of the stockroom. So he did. I wouldn’t have fussed so much but this was the big Christmas gift. Hope this helps your shopping strategy!

    • Cheri

      I read your comment. It sounded familiar….and then I read your name. YOU’RE MY SISTER!! 😂😂😂. Hi Ginny! 😉 I called mom last night, she’s doing good.

      • Darla

        For real? You guys are sisters? I guess you are sisters in more ways than one. You are Hip2Save sistas too!

        • Cheri

          We are sisters! We live in different states but we both are hip2save gurus and have been for YEARS!! It was just funny that I read the comment before the name and thought “hey, that happened to my sister”. And then it WAS my sister! 😂

      • Amy

        This cracked me up. 😂😂

        • Cheri

          😂😂

    • ccmama

      I agree 100% with this post! Very irritating. A customer is a customer!

    • JennD

      Yes! And, I had a few things that didn’t even say low stock in my cart that were eligible for order pick up. They were cancelled. I went back to the site, and looked them back up. Still said in stock, but now only eligible for in store. Wth?!

    • Ashley

      I don’t think it’s because they necessarily prefer in store customers but it’s more because they have individuals that pick the orders for online pick up items. Target for example gives 4 hour window after ordering because there are numerous pick up order items and only a certain amount of wmployees picking those items. If an in store person happens to get the items before the employee can, then of course the in store person is going to get it first. If I know it’s a hard to find item, I get my butt in that store

  4. Jessica Parker

    As someone who works at Target this is not true that an in-store customer is valued more than an online one. The system works in such a way that allows you to place the order when an item is in stock. The order however is not immediately picked off the salesfloor or backroom until a team member physically selects the order and finds the item. Depending on how many orders were placed before yours (most are given 2 hour windows to be picked so must be done in order they were received) there is always a chance that 1)another online order was placed before yours and picked before yours or 2)a customer is in the store and buys the item off the shelf. There is no bias involved as the people picking the orders don’t even know what items they will need to pick until the order is started.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for your helpful feedback, Jessica! We sure appreciate it!

    • Amy

      I was thinking that too. Someone still has to physically take the items off the shelf after the order is placed 🤷‍♀️

    • JennD

      So why would I have items I ordered online that say in stock and eligible for order pick up get cancelled- only to then have the link change to now still say in stock, but now only available IN store? This has happened more than once.

  5. Amy

    I have pretty solid luck with Walmart just using their app. You can check if things are in stock and where exactly the item is located. It’s been pretty accurate in my experience

  6. Shaun O'Donnell

    Is there a website or program to tell me when a item will become for sale online.

  7. Ammica Harris

    Hello. I’m new to this. Question..how do I pay for the discounted items? In store or online & pick up?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! This is an online tool to get an idea of the possible pricing and availability at your locations. This can vary. You would then head in store to find and purchase your clearance item. Hoping that helps!

  8. Quentin

    I liked it before they updated the Wal-Mart app in regards to price checking. At my Wal-Mart, they removed all the price checkers in store and to use the app. Before it was updated, the app would give you in store prices.
    Now, when I use the app to price check, I feel like it’s been giving me prices for walmart.com instead.

    • TracyS

      I agree! I used to be able to check milk inventory and prices, and other perishables, now i can’t anymore!

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