Can You Return An Item To A Different Walmart? [Full Guide]

Walmart is one of the largest retail chains in the U.S., with 4700+ stores nationwide. With these many stores, situations often arise when people want to return items to the Walmart that is nearest to them.

This raises the question: can you return an item to a different Walmart? Here is what I’ve found out!

Can You Return An Item To A Different Walmart?

Yes, Walmart customers can return items to any of Walmart’s 4,700+ locations across the U.S with no questions asked. As long as you have a receipt, are within 90 days of purchase, then you can receive a full refund. Without a receipt, you may receive a store credit.

If you want to know more about the criteria for returning items to a different Walmart store, whether you can return without a receipt, and much more, keep on reading!

When Can You Return Something To A Different Walmart?

Walmart’s official policy permits customers to return items bought from one store to another store.

However, individual stores follow stricter policies for accepting returns because of experiences where people try to return products not bought from Walmart altogether.

Therefore, you have to take care of these factors for your return to be processed (according to a Walmart sales associate):

  • The store you are returning to should have the item in its inventory
  • You should have the receipt
  • The item should have its UPC number or tag
  • The UPC number should exist in the Walmart database
  • All accessories and the original packaging should be present

As long as you meet the above criteria, you will have no problems returning a product to a different Walmart store than the one you bought it from.

Can You Return Something To A Different Walmart Without A Receipt?

Yes, most stores will allow you to return items not bought there, even if you don’t have the receipt. You will have to speak with the store manager and request them to accept the return.

You will not be refunded through the mode of payment you originally used. Instead, you will receive store credits to buy something else from the same store.

Note that you cannot return items to other Walmart stores that must be brought along with a receipt, such as air conditioners and other heavy electronics.

To learn more, also see my other guides on whether or not you can returns gift cards to Walmart, if Walmart accepts Wayfair returns, if you can return clothes to Walmart, and the Walmart mattress return policy.

Conclusion: Can You Return Something To A Different Walmart?

You can indeed return an item you bought from one Walmart store to a different Walmart store. However, you must bring along the receipt, the item should be in its original packaging, and the store should have the item in its inventory.

If you don’t have the receipt, the store may still accept the return but will refund you in-store credits only.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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