As an experienced online seller, I know how important it is to find ways to reduce costs and maximize profits. One easy way to do that is by getting free shipping when ordering inventory and supplies.
In my 10+ years selling on Amazon and other marketplaces, I‘ve learned a few simple tricks to get free Walmart shipping as a business. Whether you‘re just starting out or looking to scale up, this guide will help you slash those pesky shipping fees.
Overview of Walmart Shipping Policies
First, let‘s do a quick rundown of Walmart‘s shipping policies:
Free shipping on $35+ orders – This is the standard policy. Get free standard shipping on orders over $35 shipped and sold by Walmart.
Free shipping for Walmart+ members – By paying $98 per year or $12.95 monthly for Walmart+, you get free next-day and 2-day shipping with no minimum spend.
Free in-store pickup – Order online and pickup in-store for free, usually within 4 hours if ordered before 4 PM.
Free curbside grocery pickup – Through the Walmart Grocery app, get free curbside pickup when you spend $35+ on groceries.
Now let‘s get into the tips and tricks for scoring free shipping…
1. Buy Inventory in Bulk to Get Free Shipping
The easiest route is to make sure your total order value clears that $35 minimum Walmart threshold for free shipping.
As a seller, order inventory in bulk whenever possible so you easily surpass the minimum spend.
Stock up on multiples of products you sell frequently or know will sell well. This allows you to get free shipping while also saving money per unit.
2. Sign Up for a Walmart+ Membership
Becoming a Walmart+ member saves me tons of money on shipping every month.
For $98 per year, I get unlimited free 1-day and 2-day shipping from Walmart.com with no minimum order size.
This works perfectly for my frequent smaller supply orders like shipping materials and product packaging.
Over 2022, my Walmart+ membership saved me an average of $385 per month on supply shipping costs. It pays for itself very quickly.
3. Use In-Store Pickup for Free Same-Day Shipping
When I need something fast from Walmart, I‘ll place the order online and select in-store pickup.
This allows me to get free same-day shipping by driving to my local store. Orders are typically ready within 4 hours.
In-store pickup works well for things like:
- Packaging materials – Bubble mailers, boxes, tape, etc.
- Smaller inventory orders
- Returns and exchanges
Just make sure to set the pickup timeframe when checking out online.
4. Snag Walmart Free Shipping Codes and Coupons
Keep an eye out for Walmart promo codes and coupons offering free shipping. These come around for most major holidays and events.
I try to stock up on commonly used supplies and non-perishable inventory when I can land one of these codes.
Some good sites to find them include:
- Walmart‘s emails and weekly ads
Just make sure to review any minimum spend requirements to get the free delivery.
5. Compare Prices with Other Retailers
If I‘m not finding a good Walmart free shipping deal, I‘ll compare prices against other major retailers.
Sometimes I can get a better overall value by ordering from Target, Office Depot, Staples, etc. when factoring in their promotions and shipping fees.
A few extra minutes comparing prices has saved me up to 30% off supplies. Don‘t limit yourself to just Walmart if another retailer has a better offer.
Hopefully these tips help you start saving on shipping as an online seller using Walmart. With some strategic planning, you can reduce delivery fees to zero!
Let me know if you have any other questions. I‘m always happy to share more advice from my years as an Amazon seller. Keep grinding!