Life Hacks Unleashed: 5 Ways the Walmart App Simplifies Life

Sep. 20, 2023


BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 20, 2023 — Today, there’s an app for everything – from ordering coffee to checking game scores to watching your favorite show. But amid the sea of options, there’s only one that’s like having a superpower in your hand: the Walmart app, your personal (and portable) life hack for every Walmart-ing need. Here are five insider tips for how the Walmart app can simplify your life and elevate your shopping experience.

1. Set it and forget it: Subscribe to have your favorite products delivered 


When customers shop Walmart.com or the app, their baskets often contain repeat items, which means precious time is spent every weekly shopping trip finding and adding the items they’ve purchased countless times before. Walmart now offers a new subscription service that empowers customers to effortlessly subscribe to thousands of everyday essentials at Walmart’s Every Day Low Prices. From pet food and supplements to diapers and paper towels, Walmart subscriptions guarantee automatic scheduled delivery on a customer's preferred cadence, whether it's every two weeks or every two months. 

2. Get your car on the right track 


Proper car care is vital to ensuring smooth and efficient operation for the long haul. Walmart's 2,500+ Auto Care Centers nationwide have certified technicians ready to handle automotive maintenance needs. And keeping track of a car’s maintenance details is easy with Walmart’s Virtual Garage, a single portal where customers can store information on their vehicles. Customers can now schedule an oil change or tire installation right in the app. Virtual Garage also makes key information readily available to make life easier – like incremental vehicle identifiers, service, invoice history and warranties. Rolling out mid-October, Walmart+ members get free road hazard warranty and flat tire repair when they purchase and install their tires at Walmart.

3. Try it before you buy it 


The Walmart app has exciting AR-enabled technology that helps customers better visualize how items might look in real life, whether they’re shopping for furniture, fashion and now more than 1,400 beauty items. Walmart’s newly-expanded ‘View in Your Home’ feature allows customers to see how furniture and home décor will look in their home before purchasing. You can even see how giant seasonal inflatables look on your lawn! 

And with Walmart’s game-changing virtual try-on technology, Walmart brings the in-store fitting room and beauty aisle experience to online shoppers, enabling customers to better understand how clothing and makeup will look on them before they buy. 

Walmart’s new beauty virtual try-on experience allows customers to better visualize how color cosmetics will look on them, providing a true-to-life virtual makeover experience in real-time. It's now available for more than 1,400 blush/bronzer, eyeshadow and lip color products across Walmart’s impressive assortment, including Revlon, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Nyx Professional Makeup, Black Radiance, wet n wild and more!  

4. Navigate with ease and checkout fast  


The digital capabilities of the app also extend to in-person shopping. With the Walmart app's Item Finder map, in-store customers can effortlessly navigate the store to quickly locate their desired products. Additionally, customers can easily access more information or explore an extended assortment online by scanning any QR code they find next to a product. Meanwhile, Walmart+ members can speed up their in-store shopping with Scan & Go. They simply scan item barcodes and add to their cart. After you've finished shopping, head to any checkout lane, scan your items and hold your phone over the register's QR code to complete your payment with Walmart Pay.

5. Make returns and receipts even easier


Customers can also speed up the returns process using the Walmart app. All receipts can be saved seamlessly in the app, making it easy to track purchases without extra clutter. Once you start a return, Walmart makes it fast and simple to complete with its curbside return service, allowing customers to return items from the comfort of their vehicles while picking up their weekly essentials. Walmart+ members can skip the trip and use Return from Home – no box and no label needed. Extra bonus for InHome members, who can leave their returns on the counter to have them carried back to the store. 

The Walmart app isn’t just a shopping tool – it's a gateway to a world of personalized convenience and savings. From scheduling appointments to having the perfect gift delivered to your doorstep in less than an hour, the Walmart app has is all. Unlock the full potential of the Walmart app and let it be the ultimate companion on your next shopping adventure. Happy shopping!

About Walmart
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is a people-led, tech-powered omnichannel retailer helping people save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 240 million customers and members visit more than 10,500 stores and numerous eCommerce websites in 19 countries. With fiscal year 2023 revenue of $611 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy, and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart, on X (formerly known as Twitter) at twitter.com/walmart, and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/walmart/.