How Long Does It Take Walmart to Get a Pickup Order Ready?

Do you really want your pickup order today and wonder how long it takes Walmart to get it ready?

We got you.

In this article, we will cover exactly how long it takes Walmart to prepare an order for pickup.

How Long Does It Take Walmart to Get a Pickup Order Ready?

On average, it takes Walmart 2 hours to get a pickup order ready. If you place your order during peak hours, Walmart may spend up to 4 hours preparing your order for pickup. Orders placed after 4 pm will not be available until the next day.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • It takes Walmart 2 hours to get your pickup order ready.
  • Walmart will send you a “Ready for Pickup” email or in-app confirmation notification once your pickup order is ready.
  • If you want to pick up your order on the same day, you should place your order before 4 pm.

Keep reading to find out how long a Walmart order usually takes to prepare, whether Walmart will notify you when your pickup is ready, and the best time to place an order for faster preparation.

Does Walmart Notify You When Your Pickup Is Ready?

Does Walmart Notify You When Your Pickup Is Ready

Walmart will notify you via email, text, or in-app when your pickup is ready.

So, you should check or refresh your inbox after a few hours to see if Walmart has sent you the “Ready for Pickup” email. If you use the Walmart app, you will receive order notifications in-app; if you choose text alerts, Walmart will send your order updates as texts on your mobile.

If your pickup gets delayed, Walmart will send you a courtesy email, in-app notification, or text to notify you of this change and update you on the next available time for pickup.

Once you get the notification that your order is ready, you should check in on your app and alert your local store when you’re on your way for a quicker experience.

Does Walmart Prepare Orders Faster During Non-peak Hours?

Walmart usually takes 2 hours to prepare your order for pickup. However, if you make an order during peak hours, Walmart is expected to use the maximum of 4 hours to prepare your order.

Typically, Walmart prepares orders faster during non-peak hours; anytime before noon is a good time to place an order if you want Walmart to prepare it faster.

The best time to place an order for faster preparation is between 7 am and 11 am on weekdays and between 8 am and 10 am on weekends. This is when Walmart stores are usually the least busy, as Walmart pickup employees will have fewer orders to fulfill.

When Should I Order Walmart Grocery Pickup for It to Be Ready on the Same Day?

Walmart has a same-day grocery pickup option that you can choose. You can check if same-day grocery pickup is available when you choose your pickup time during checkout.

Orders you make before 4 pm are eligible for pick up on the same day. This is because the pickup service closes by 8 pm, and it will take a maximum of 4 hours to process your online order.

On rare occasions, you may experience that even though you place your order before 4 pm, it will not be ready on that same day. This may happen if there’s a mistake in the stock status, a technical glitch, or if Walmart’s employees simply have underestimated their workload.

Often, you will not find yourself in this situation, since Walmart tries to prevent this situation by removing the same-day pickup option if they can see that they are too busy to meet the 4-hour time threshold.

So, you should place your order before 11 am if you want to be absolutely certain that it is ready for pickup on that same day.

Conclusion

It takes Walmart about 2 hours to process pickup orders. Once your order is ready, Walmart will notify you via email, text, or in-app.

The best time to place orders for same-day pickup is during non-peak hours before noon (before 11 am). Orders made after 4 pm may not be available for pickup the same day but will be ready the following day.