Short Answer: Walmart’s current return hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., unless a particular store is operating under more restricted hours. For seniors, shopping and return hours are extended to 6:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. There are also some restrictions on the types of items that can currently be returned. For more details explaining Walmart’s return center hours, see below.
Walmart Return Hours Explained
Currently, all Walmart locations — unless already operating under more restricted hours — are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day, according to a recent press release. You can make returns during this time. Walmart has also extended its shopping hours for seniors over the age of 60; every Tuesday, Walmart stores are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Seniors can shop and make necessary returns during this time. These hours also apply to holidays when the store is open; however, if the store is closing early for a holiday, the return hours will vary depending on the store’s closing time.
Also, note that Walmart stores are currently not processing returns or exchanges for food, paper goods, home cleaning supplies, laundry soap, health and beauty items, or apparel.
In general, Walmart returns must be completed at the customer service desk near the front of the store. This is because only customer service staff are trained in handling returns, a Walmart employee said. However, you may be able to initiate your return using the Walmart app or at Walmart.com.
Walmart allows returns with or without a receipt and on opened items; all returns are subject to a store manager’s approval. Be sure to follow all current store protocols when visiting your local Walmart.