Walmart is one of America's leading retail chains, comprised of hypermarkets, discount stores and grocery stores, founded in 1962 and headquartered in Bentonville, AR. Throughout several decades, Walmart has grown to become a megalodon of groceries, merchandise and services, with plenty of locations within and outside the U.S.
In 1945, Sam Walton, a former employee of J. C. Penney, attempted to open a store, with the primary goal being to sell products at low prices, so that more sales could be generated at a lower profit margin. While he faced multiple challenges, which included enormous lease and branch purchase prices, he still managed to acquire a branch of the Ben Franklin stores and find lower-cost suppliers, leading to a 45% increase in sales throughout five years Walton owned those stores.
After his negotiations for lease renewal failed, Walton opened his own store by the name Walton's Five and Dime, a location which is now known as the Walmart Museum. Years later, in 1962, he opened the first Wal-Mart Discount City store in the city of Rogers, AZ. The name partially came from Walton himself, and partially from FedMart (formerly a chain of discount department stores, now acquired by Target), since Walton really "liked Sol [Price]'s FedMart name".
The chain was rapidly growing, with multiple stores opening both in Arkansas, and then outside of the state, leading to it being incorporated as Wal-Mart, Inc. in 1969 and going public in 1970. By its' 25th anniversary in 1987, Wal-Mart had nearly 1,200 stores with 200,000 employees enlisted and sales going into $16 billion; same year as when it implemented a huge satellite network, allowing two-way voice and data communication between stores and one-way video communication with the main office in Bentonville.
In the same decade, Wal-Mart has experimented with the mall format, combining a discount store, a supermarket, a pharmacy and many other amenities under one roof - which became known as Hyper-Mart, itself a precursor to what's now known as the Walmart Supercenter. The first proper Supercenter was opened in 1988, in Washington, MO, followed by many more across the U.S. and Canada. After its' rebranding in 2008, Canada has been the only country to still use the "Supercentre" name for these stores.
Nowadays, despite being the world's largest company by revenue according to Fortune 500, Walmart's still focuses on the United States as its' primary market, as its' attempts to acquire international retail chains have led to mixed results. On its' home continent, it managed to expand into Mexico in 1991, Canada in 1994 and Brazil (as Grupo Big) with Argentina in 1995. In 1999, Walmart acquired Asda, a United Kingdom supermarket chain, for $10 billion. It also maintains operations and has subsidiaries in Chile, Africa, China and India (as Flipkart Wholesale), while their ventures in Japan, South Korea and Germany were fruitless.
Walmart owns a huge fleet of delivery vehicles, with most of them reconverted to use biofuel from cooking grease coming from food preparation at various Walmart stores, sometime between 2005 and 2015. This same fleet, as well as the company's extensive logistics network, was used to quickly iron out the losses caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which resulted in them donating $20 million and food for 100,000 meals, along with a promised job for every displaced Walmart worker.
Across the U.S., Walmart operates in four formats: Discount, Supercenters, Neighbourhood Markets and Sam's Club Stores. Each of them differ by products stocked and by area size: Discount Stores carry general merchandise, Neighbourhood Markets carry groceries, pharmacy products and fuel; Sam's Club Stores provide bulk sales of all kinds of goods, from consumables to valuables; and finally, Supercenters are most similar to hypermarkets, offering a huge variety of products, amenities and fast food restaurants. Around 40% of products in Walmart is sold under their own brands, made for the company through partnership with many different manufacturers, such as Sam's Choice, Equate, Great Value and Smart Price.
Walmart offers a great number of different goods and groceries on its' website as well, complete with a Walmart+ subscription, which claims to provide its' subscribers with free delivery on anything, as well as rewards on certain items, a Paramount+ streaming service subscription and an early access to item discounts.
How to track Walmart order with eTracking
eTracking allows you to track all of your parcels in one place, with minimum effort: just paste the tracking number into either our webpage or phone app, we'll do the rest for you. With eTracking, there's no need to use a dedicated Walmart tracking app for every different store anymore!
All you need to do to get Walmart tracking details for your package is to paste the tracking number into the appropriate field and hit Enter, the webpage or the app will do the rest for you. Walmart package tracking history is thoroughly described, with delivery statuses, carriers invovled and locations it's been in. As Walmart parcel tracking is done globally and is followed in real-time, getting the most up-to-date status is not a problem at all.
Note that depending on the store and the shipping method, Walmart may use different couriers for the transfer, whether they are local, international or store-specific. Most popular carriers used can be DHL, FedEx, UPS, USPS, DB Schenker, China Post or Royal Mail. Our Walmart delivery tracking service should be able to show all of the above, and many more.
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Walmart delivery service tracking
Every order in Walmart is handled by various postal shipping and delivery services. Who's handling it depends on which carrier the seller is using and whether it's an international delivery or a domestic one. Certain originally domestic carriers, such as Deutsche Post DHL and Royal Mail, now operate worldwide. Certain stores, such as Aliexpress, have their own, internal postal service, Cainiao, to sort out all of they packages before they leave China and move onto transit.
No matter how far or close, eTracking is able to determine which courier is delivering the order and where exactly, as our Walmart shipping service tracking has that capability. As always, it's included in the detailed Walmart shipping status report.
Check Walmart order status
If you have the need to track Walmart order online, eTracking provides the most relevant, up-to-date info on its' current whereabouts and its' delivery status.
Walmart shipping status updates in real time, nearly always without delay - as long as either the store or the services responsible for handling the package update it, too, as soon as possible.
What is Walmart tracking number
Walmart order tracking number is a unique ID of the package, used both by recepients and postal workers alike for ease of identification. Those depend on the courier handling it and the country it's arriving from, as they come in different formats, with S10 being the most internationally accepted one, starting with the recepient's country code, followed by eight unique numbers, one check digit and the sender's country code.
Domestic postal services and international carriers, as well as their sister companies, each have their own tracking number formats. Some of the more popular carriers use the following:
- USPS: 20 digits; or 10 digits for Global Express Guaranteed(R);
- UPS: United Parcel Service: 18 symbols, starting with 1Z and ending with a check digit;
- DHL Express: 10 digits; otherwise, 000, JJD00, JJD01, JVGL or similar, followed by 8 digits;
- DHL Ecommerce: GM, LX, RX or similar, followed by a unique ID from 10 to 39 digits;
- Fedex: 12 or 15 digits;
- China Post/4PX Express: same as the 9-digit format, but starting with the letters AQ.
How to find Walmart tracking number
Walmart package tracking number is usually provided by Walmart itself after the order is confirmed and the parcel is sent off. Usually, to find it, all you need to do is check either the store's orders page, or the order confirmation email.
Where is the Walmart tracking number, if neither of the above have it? Bear in mind that certain items require you to pay extra to provide detailed package tracking, or any kind of tracking at all, which might be why your package isn't present in most postal databases out there. If you're not sure, or if you're certain there is tracking attached to your item, make sure you check out Walmart 's help pages or, if you still have no luck finding it, call Walmart 's customer support.
Walmart tracking number format
The format of a Walmart tracking number depends on the courier delivering the package. International deliveries from the U.S. are not supported - anything ordered in Walmart from outside the U.S. has to be delivered to a proxy.
Within the U.S., Walmart will likely give the package to a partnering delivery service, such as USPS, UPS, FeDex or DHL Global. All of them offer several different normal and express services, so check their pages for more information.