What Does Weight Adjusted Item Mean at Walmart?

If you’ve ordered a curbside Walmart grocery pickup or a Walmart grocery delivery, you may have noticed a weight adjustment charge added to your total.

What does this mean?

Below, we answer all your questions.

What Does Weight Adjusted Item Mean at Walmart?

A weight-adjusted item is any item that is priced by weight (fruit, vegetables, etc). When ordering for a pickup or delivery from Walmart, a weight adjustment charge may be added to your order, as they are not sure what the final cost of the item will be.


  • A weight-adjusted item is any item that is priced by weight, such as fruits or vegetables.
  • If you order groceries through Walmart’s pickup or delivery services, Walmart will refund you for any weight adjustment charge that your order does not meet.
  • If your order weighs more than the added adjustment charge, you will not be charged more.

Weight-adjusted items and the charges that come with them can quickly become confusing.

Below, we clear things up even more.

Does Walmart Refund the Weight Adjustment Charge?

You’ve ordered through Walmart curbside pickup or Walmart delivery. As you go through your final order, you see that you have been charged a weight adjustment charge or a weight debit charge. What does this mean?

Weight-adjusted items are any items that must be weighed to be priced. Think fruits and vegetables!

Because Walmart isn’t sure what will be available or what the weight of the item will be, they charge a bit more to make up for it. This is the weight adjustment charge. 

If your chosen item’s weight does not meet the price of the charge, then you will be refunded the necessary amount. The refund will go through immediately. However, allow a few days for the refund to fully process!

Why Does Walmart Charge for Weight Adjustments?

Walmart charges for weight adjustments because they do not know just how much an item will cost.

They don’t know the weight of the available fruits or vegetables. So, they must charge slightly more, as a result.

Example 1: Your Order Weighs More Than Expected

Let’s go through some examples to make things clearer. First, let’s begin with what happens if your order weighs more than expected. This means that the order weighs more than what you have been charged, even with the weight adjustment charge.

If your fruits and vegetables weigh more, even with the extra weight adjustment, you will not be charged extra. As a result, you will receive more than what you paid. However, it likely won’t be a lot more. It will only be a few cents (or possibly dollars) more!

So, let’s say that your order includes $2 worth of apples. Walmart will charge you a weight adjustment charge, which could be about $0.25 (actual charges may vary).

When an employee goes to pick your apples and check out, the weight of the apples equals $2.75 – more than what you’ve already paid by $0.50.

Walmart will not charge you more. Instead, you’ll just receive $2.75 worth of apples, though you’ll only pay $2.25.

Example 2: Your Order Weighs Less Than Expected

Now, let’s discuss what happens if your order weighs less than expected. This means that your order did not meet the price of the weight-adjusted charge. Because of this, you will be refunded the correct amount.

While Walmart will refund you immediately, allow for a few days to pass. The process could take up to three days, but you will receive that refund! 

Let’s further break this example down for clarification. Back to our apples example! You’ve ordered $2 worth of apples. Walmart has added a $0.25 weight adjustment charge.

This time, however, your order weighs less than expected. Your total only equals $2.11. Walmart will refund you the $0.14 that you did not meet!


Finally, weight adjustment charges are nothing to worry about if you’re using Walmart’s delivery or grocery pickup services! These charges appear to account for items sold by weight, such as fruits and vegetables.

f your order does not meet the adjustment charge, then you will immediately receive a refund!