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PSA: Walmart's free "Ship to Store" option now includes FedEx Office locations

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Apologies if this is old news. Walmart's free "Ship to Store" option now allows you to ship to many FedEx Office locations. This is helpful to me because a FedEx Office store is far closer to me than a WalMart. Plus, getting in-and-out of FedEx is far quicker than dealing with WalMart's parking and lines.

A few days ago, I ordered a $3 item and just picked it up from my local FedEx Office store.

Obviously, you would choose ship-to-home if you meet WalMart's $35 minimum. Otherwise, this could be a helpful option.

https://www.walmart.com/cp/store-pickup/2281929


FAQs from the above link:

How can I find FedEx Office pickup points near me?
We'll show nearby pickup points during checkout based on your ZIP code, so you can make sure your all of your items are eligible for pickup at a FedEx Office pickup point. Please note that not all FedEx Office locations are participating in the pickup program right now.

Why can't I see / select FedEx Office pickup points during checkout?
We'll show nearby FedEx Office pickup points based on your ZIP code only when all of your pickup items can be picked up at a FedEx Office location. Only items sold by Walmart (as opposed to items from marketplace sellers) and that meet FedEx size and weight requirements are eligible for pickup at a FedEx Office location.

Are all items eligible for pickup at a FedEx Office?
No — items from marketplace sellers as well as Walmart.com items that are bulky or heavy can't be shipped to or picked up at FedEx Office. We'll only show you participating FedEx Office locations in checkout when all of your items are eligible for pickup there.

Is there a shipping fee?
No! Pickup is always free.

When will my order be ready?
Most items will be available for pickup within 2-3 days from the time you place your order. You'll see your estimated delivery date when you check out.

How will I know my order's ready?
We'll email you when your order's ready for pickup. You can also opt into text alerts to get pickup notifications.

Do I need to call FedEx?
No need to call. We'll email you when your order's ready for pickup.

How long will FedEx hold my order?
FedEx will hold your order for five business days / seven calendar days from the date it's ready for pickup. Packages that aren't picked up by the date shown in the Ready for Pickup email will be returned to Walmart, and your payment for these items will be refunded.

What do I need to do to pick up my order?
You'll need a valid government-issued Photo ID and your FedEx tracking number(s) to pick up your order. You can find your tracking number(s) in your Ready for Pickup email as well as in Order Details in Your Account.

Can someone else pick up my order?
Yes! You can designate an alternate pickup person during checkout, or add / edit later in 'Order Details' on Your Account. Please note that your alternate pickup person will need the FedEx tracking number(s) as well as a valid government-issued photo ID to pick up your order.

Where is the FedEx Office located? When is it open?
You can find the FedEx Office address and hours of operation in your Order Confirmation and Ready for Pickup emails.
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Should be interesting to see Amazon and Walmart compete more head to head.

There's discussion that Walmart might add server farms to their store locations to compete with AWS.

"locations of Walmart's superstores gives it an advantage in "edge computing," where servers are physically closer to where the data is needed. That could be crucial for services like autonomous cars and drones that need information with less lag, or maybe even for something like cloud gaming."
https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/...s-5g-data/
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Big if true for nyc
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It beats waiting behind a line of 10 people cashing in their lottery tickets.
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This is great for me. Nearest Wal-Mart is a mess, it's in a sketchy area, is always crowded and is staffed with awful people. The nearest FexEx location to me is great, it's open 24 hrs and rarely busy.
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I think they used to do this a few years back and then stopped out of nowhere.
Glad it's back. Thank you
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Awesome thumbs up, Fedex is usually really fast for picking up shipments. The Walmart near me is so hit or miss (sometimes it's fast, sometimes it's wait 20 minutes for 3 people).
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I did this a few months ago?

Lot easier than dealing with the Walmart crowd
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I have done this like years back. They have been doing this for a while. And I'm in NYC, yes.
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I have done this like years back. They have been doing this for a while. And I'm in NYC, yes.
AFAIK they seem to have restarted this. I picked up two packages at two different FedEx Office stores today (because I'm an idiot), and both staff members said that this just started within the last month or so.
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I hate FedEx. My packages never arrive on the expected delivery date. They always arrive on the commitment date, which is generally 1-2 days after the expected delivery date. So FedEx throws out the same expected delivery date as the other guys (UPS, USPS), at a lower rate and get the business from the shipper. Then the package arrives after the expected delivery date and FedEx quotes the fine print, saying they really only have to deliver by the commitment date. It's bad business. Tell me the commitment date from the beginning and if you deliver before then, you are heroes, instead you are always the bad guy.

If it's going to be the same trend for this service, I will just pick up from the store days earlier. I'll probably be there anyway.

Edit: I'm not sure why this would be downvoted, but I suspect it's a FedEx employee. Nothing I've said is untrue and it is relevant to the topic.
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Awesome! Walmart is a scary place.
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I hate FedEx. My packages never arrive on the expected delivery date. They always arrive on the commitment date, which is generally 1-2 days after the expected delivery date. So FedEx throws out the same expected delivery date as the other guys (UPS, USPS), at a lower rate and get the business from the shipper. Then the package arrives after the expected delivery date and FedEx quotes the fine print, saying they really only have to meet the commitment date. It's bad business. Tell me the commitment date from the beginning and if you deliver before then, you are heroes, instead you are always the bad guy.

If this is going to be the same trend for this service, I will just pick up from the store days earlier. I'll probably be there anyway.
Yep. That's why Amazon kicked these guys to the curb. Guess they must've gotten sick of all the customer complaints. FedEx never actually ships my stuff and just sticks a note outside my door, then pretends to redeliver. But the worst part is they end up holding my package 5 miles away when there literally is a FedEx store about 5min walk down the street. Then I call FedEx, they promise to redeliver, and their delivery person would call back and say "nope I'm not redelivering" Hope FedEx goes bankrupt.
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Awesome! Walmart is a scary place.
yay. + Slow depressed employees. Hopefully fedex will be quicker?
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