Can I Pick Up My Sam’s Club Order Early? (What To Know!)

Are you unable to stand in long lines? Are you having trouble finding a parking space? Shopping too tedious? Sam’s Club’s pickup service makes shopping easy and convenient. You will have a much more enjoyable shopping experience because it eliminates all the hassles.

Sam’s Club members can order online and have their items delivered at their convenience. Sam’s Club Plus members get a special benefit for those who like to start the day earlier.

If you are curious about when you can get your groceries picked up (and more …),), then read on!

Can I Order Sam’s Club Products Early?


Important to know that Plus members are only eligible for the 7 AM early pickup. Pickup opens at 10 AM on Sundays, regardless of membership subscription. However, Plus members can enjoy this perk from Monday through Saturday.

What about Club members? For Club members, pickup begins at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Although it is not as early, most supermarkets and grocers open at 10 a.m. Sam’s Club pickup means you don’t have to spend too much time shopping.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday through Saturday, 7 am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

For more information about Sam’s Club hours, please refer to this page.

What is the Difference between Plus and Club Membership?

Each membership comes with its own perks, but Plus membership offers additional benefits. Below is a comparison of the two.

Sam’s Club’s website offers a deeper comparison.

Both membership options offer a variety of perks and are balanced. It all comes down to your shopping requirements. Do you enjoy getting ahead of the rest? The Plus membership is your best option. If you’d rather shop later, however, a Club membership is sufficient.

Overall, shopping online is easy and convenient.

What is the latest time I can pick up my order?

Sam’s Club will hold your pickup order until 24 hours after you place an online order. Your items must be picked up within 24 hours of the order being placed. Sam’s Club will cancel your order if you exceed the 24-hour deadline.

Don’t worry! Your prior payment will be refunded 100% if you cancel. It may take up to five business days for your refund to appear in your bank account.

What happens to fresh items if they aren’t picked up?

Fresh fruits and vegetables can quickly go bad. Sam’s Club staff can dispose of fresh items if customers don’t collect them within 24 hours.

This means that you don’t have to worry about spoilt goods being returned to shelves.

How do I know when my order is ready?

Sam’s Club App allows you to order online, browse through items and even get notifications. Sam’s Club will notify you via email and/or in-app when your order is available for pickup.

The type of notification that you receive (email or app notification) will depend on whether Sam’s Club has been subscribed with your email address or phone number.

  • Telephone number: In-app message/notification
  • Email: email verification

You should verify which method you used to register in order to ensure that your email notifications and app settings are correct. Sam’s Club will not send you a message and cancel your order.

How do I turn on my notification settings?

To receive updates from Sam’s Club regarding your pickup order, you must turn on notification settings

Sam’s Club will notify your via the Sam’s Club App and Gmail. How to set up notifications for important messages from Sam’s Club

In-app notifications

Gmail Notifications

This comprehensive guide will help you adjust your settings on Android, iOS, or Web on Gmail.

Sam’s Club allows someone else to pick up my order?

Sam’s Club allows you to have another person pick up your order. The assigned person may be a friend or spouse. However, there are some conditions.

Select Additional Pickup Person at checkout and then enter the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

Last, give your order number and identification to the additional pickup person. This information is required to pick up the items at the club’s Member Services.

This must be done before Sam’s Club receives your order. After submission, no changes can be made.

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Sam’s Club pickup can be described as one thing: convenience. The Plus and Club memberships both offer this, but the Plus membership is a step up.

You might consider Plus if you have a set shopping schedule that begins early. You won’t lose much if you choose to continue with Club membership. You choose what is best for you!

Which is the best time to shop? Which membership would you choose? Comment below to let us know!

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