Don’t Sweat It! Walmart Has You Covered for Last-Minute Holiday Needs

Dec. 12, 2018

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Santa hula hooping with an associate in a Walmart Supercenter

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By Steve Bratspies, Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S.

With just 13 days left until Christmas, the 80 percent of Americans who have yet to finish their holiday shopping* may be starting to sweat. If that sounds a little too familiar, don’t stress. Walmart’s got your back.

This holiday season, you’ll find several convenient new services, including features like store maps, Check Out With Me and, most recently, the ability to order and pay for online items in one transaction at a store register. And now, we’re giving customers even more ways to check everything off their lists before we close for the Christmas holiday at 6 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Here’s how:

Pickup on Even More Items: The biggest procrastinators can order eligible items on Walmart.com until Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. local time and pick them up in store on Dec. 24 until 5 p.m. local time. This year, we’re offering in-store Pickup on more items than ever before, with individual assortment varying by store.

A customer picks up a Walmart.com box from a store customer service area

Extended Shipping Cutoffs: For select items and locations, customers will be able to order up until Dec. 22 to receive the item before Christmas.** For a broader assortment across the country, the cut off time will be 2 p.m. local time on Dec. 20 to place an order on eligible items for delivery by Christmas Eve.

Blue boxes move on a belt in a Walmart fulfilment center

More In-Store Conveniences: Our new Dotcom Store service allows customers to work with associates to place an online order right in the store if they can’t find an item or the specific size or color they want. Items will be delivered right to the customer’s home or to the store for Pickup. And if an online item, whether it’s purchased from us or one of our marketplace sellers, isn’t a fit, all Walmart stores accept online returns.

A customer returns a marketplace item at the Walmart services desk

Whether you’re getting ready for the big Christmas meal or checking off the last gifts on your list, Walmart has what you’re looking for, and at the best prices. We still have the most sought-after gifts in stores and online, like Lego, Barbie, Ryan’s World, Paw Patrol, Pioneer Woman and KitchenAid. And for your holiday feast, you’re sure to please crowds with our Sam’s Choice Bone-In Spiral Sliced Ham for just $1.98 per pound or Wild Caught Dungeness Crab Legs for $16.98. When you’re over the leftovers or can’t think about another day of cooking, a rotisserie chicken or a Marketside Ultimate Meat Pizza will do the trick.

Customers find great deals at Walmart's Black Friday event on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 in Bentonville, Ark.

No matter how short on time you are, we’ve made it easier than ever to finish your holiday shopping and get everything on your list at Walmart in record time. No sweat.

*According to internal Walmart data as of Dec. 9, 2018
**See item to determine if qualified for Dec. 22 delivery by Christmas