Can’t stand long queues? Have trouble looking for a parking spot? Find shopping too time-consuming? Well, Sam’s Club pickup service makes shopping super convenient and hassle-free. It eliminates the usual headaches, giving you a more relaxing shopping experience.
Members of Sam’s Club get to enjoy ordering online via the app and collecting at their selected time. For those who prefer starting the day early, Sam’s Club offers Plus members a special benefit.
So, if you’re wondering how early you can pick up your groceries (and more…), read on!
Can I Pick Up My Sam’s Club Order Early?
Absolutely, yes. Sam’s Club allows pick up as early as 7 am. So, you can get hold of your purchases before rush hour.
It is important to note that the early pickup at 7 am is exclusively for Plus members only. Also, pickup opens at 10 am on Sundays regardless of your membership subscription. Nonetheless, Plus members get to enjoy this perk from Monday to Saturday.
How about Club members? Well, for Club members pickup starts at 10 am from Monday till Saturday. Definitely not as early, but all things considered, most grocers and supermarkets open around 10 am. Plus, with Sam’s Club pickup, you won’t need to spend much time shopping.
- Monday to Saturday: 7 am – 8 pm
- Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Refer here for more information on Sam’s Club hours.
What’s The Difference Between Plus And Club Membership?
Both memberships come with their different perks for members; however, as expected Plus membership has added benefits. Here’s a comparison between the two.
|Club Membership||Plus Membership|
|$45 per year||$100 per year|
|Online shopping opens at 10 am||Early shopping (8 am)|
|Same-Day Delivery (min. $12 per order)||Same-Day Delivery (min. $8 per order)|
For a more in-depth comparison, check out the Sam’s Club website.
Regardless of preference, both membership options come with fairly good perks and are well-balanced. It boils down to your shopping needs. Enjoy getting ahead of the crowd? Well, the Plus membership is the one to go for. But if you prefer to do your shopping later, a Club membership will suffice.
All in all, the whole idea of ordering online and picking up at your selected time means you can shop with ease.
When Is The Latest I Can Pick Up My Order?
Once you have made an online order, Sam’s Club will hold your pickup order for 24 hours. You need to pickup your items within 24 hours from the time of your order. If the 24-hour time frame is exceeded, your order will be automatically canceled by Sam’s Club.
And, not to worry, prior payment will be refunded in full upon cancellation. However, do be patient as this may take 3 to 5 business days for the refund to be reflected in your bank account.
What Happens To Fresh Items If It’s Not Picked Up?
Any fresh items like vegetables and fruits can quickly turn bad. Sam’s Club staff will discard fresh items if customers do not collect their items after 24 hours.
This means there is no need to worry about spoiled goods being returned to the shelves.
How Do I Know When My Order Is Ready?
Everything can be done through the Sam’s Club app from ordering online, browsing through items, including getting notifications. Sam’s Club notifies you once your order is ready for pickup via an in-app notification and/or by email.
The type of notification you will receive (by app notification or email) depends on whether you subscribed to Sam’s Club with your phone number or email address.
- Phone number: in-app notification/message
- Email: email verification
It is advisable to check which method you have used to register so that you can ensure your app or email notification settings are turned on. You won’t want to miss a message from Sam’s Club and have your order canceled.
How Do I Turn On My Notification Settings?
Your notification settings needs to be turned on to receive updates from Sam’s Club about your pickup order.
Sam’s Club will notify you on the Sam’s Club app and Gmail. Here’s how to set up your notifications to receive important messages from Sam’s Club.
For in-app notifications:
- Open the Sam’s Club app
- Log in to your Sam’s Club account.
- Select Your Account on the top right corner of the screen and select Account Information.
- You will see Communication preferences, go ahead and select it.
- Check if you are subscribed for Curbside Pickup alerts.
For Gmail notifications
Check this comprehensive guide to adjust your settings for Android, iOS, and Web on Gmail.
Does Sam’s Club Allow Someone Else To Pickup My Order?
Yes, Sam’s Club permits you to have someone else pick up your order. This assigned person can be a friend, spouse, or anyone for that matter – with certain conditions.
Upon checkout select Additional Pickup Person, and enter the following details:
- Person’s name
- Email address
- Phone number
Finally, provide your order number and ID to your additional pickup person. This is needed to collect the items in the club at Member Services.
Note: Remember to do this before you submit your order to Sam’s Club. No changes can be made after submission.
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The whole idea of Sam’s Club pickup is in one word- convenience. Both Club and Plus memberships offer that, but if you would like to take it a notch higher, the Plus membership will benefit you.
If you have a fixed shopping schedule that starts early, you can definitely consider subscribing to Plus in the long term. And if you decide to stick with Club membership, you are not losing out much either. The best option is what suits you best!
What is your best time to shop? Which membership would you go for? Let us know in the comments below!