Check Before Ordering Pickup!
By Hate coming up with nicknames
The app lets you order pickup but NOT ALL STORES OFFER PICKUP! First and ONLY time I’ve ordered with in store pickup. I use Walmart Grocery app often and it works great. Same company so it should also be a decent experience, right? The app lets you order and then sends you direction that tell you to pull up next to the “Club Pickup” sign and someone will bring your order out. Yeah... They have a sign but there’s nowhere to park anywhere near it. So we drove around the parking lot and looked around. There was a cart associate so I asked him. He says, “we don’t do that.” His attitude was “duh, why don’t you know this?” So we parked and went inside. We were directed to a kiosk to check in. Because the app tracks your location, it marked the order as picked up and I couldn’t access my order. I couldn’t find an associate. Took about 20 minutes to figure out where our order was and how to get it. The associate that we finally talked to said that it happens all the time because the app feature launched without the stores being ready and able. It would have been faster to go collect what I needed and then check out.
It was suggested to me that I download the Scan n Go app and bypass the long lines at “the” register or the slow moving, when working, self check lines. So I did. I couldn’t wait to try it! It was heavenly, the first time. The second time was a waste of time. Every time I’d scan an item the app would blink and end up back at home screen. It soon became too much like work so I got in one of the few working self check lanes and back to the way we were. Now I would expect this from a little fledgling operation just trying out some new technology, but this is a multi billion dollar company. All I can conclude is that Sams Club at the highest level just doesn’t give a d*#m. You can’t tell me they do. Spend a few dollars and pay somebody to make sure that the world’s largest retailer has working self check systems. Pay them to tighten up the screw that holds the credit card scanner so I don’t have to hold it in place while inserting my card. I thought self check was going to replace employees. I now see that they too are at work and not working. I believe if Sam Walton we’re alive and he walked into Sams Club on Covington Pike in Memphis and saw 9 self check systems and 3 with “Out of Order” signs on them... I believe he’d raise hell and put a prop under it! Sams, Operating like an under capitalized mom and pop. Sad....
Gonna uninstall app....
No Notification of order not being fulfilled
So I ordered supplies from sams club in Dallas and go to select a pick up time. Seeing as it was 4:00 pm and they stop doing same day pick up after 3 (per app) I select a time when I can pick up my purchase after work the next day . I submit a pick up time for the latest time they have the next day because my job was far and I was anticipating traffic. So Now it’s the next day and still have not received an email stating my order was ready. So I get to sams at 6:55 pm and still no order ready email. So I go in so someone could check and after waiting find out that the items I ordered sold out earlier that day ( scheduled pick up day) I asked why my order was not gathered before hand since they were already holding money from my account. The club member proceeds to blame the system. I asked why I was not notified that my items were not in stock ( would have saved me a trip) again brings up the computer system. I asked why it wasn’t pulled earlier to make sure since I already had paid for it (still blames the system). All this to say that this app is pointless for ordering because it’s not accurate , doesn’t inform you of ordering problems and you still might not get your order even if you order days ahead. So I asked the club member to cancel the order( in which they did), but funny enough received two automated cancellation emails.
I’ve been using scan n’ go since it’s inception & love using it in store. It saves time at checkout, & no more loading & unloading items in checkout lines! Also have done online ordering on my Sam’s Club app for curbside pickup since it started & love the convenience of having the shopping & delivery to my vehicle done for me. However, I wish that when I choose to place things in my online order cart for “pickup at store”, it would stop putting several of the “pickup” items in my cart for “shipping to me”. I have to double check my cart before checking out as there’s always items that end up in “shipping list” instead of free pickup at my local store! And NO, I’m not placing them there nor are they items that are clearly marked out of stock in store or online only! I’m looking forward to using scan n go app for fuel also. All in all this is a great way to shop at our local club without needing to actually enter the store. So convenient in store or out. Just need to fix a few glitches in app, but not something a quick review by me when ordering can’t address. I highly recommend!
Order not showing in app for pickup / Forced to use location “always” and notifications
Updating previous review to include problems with seeing order in app. Twice now I’ve went to pickup my order curb side and opened the app to notify store that I had arrived to pickup my order and the app showed no order - very frustrating since it had shown the order ready for picky a few hours earlier. Makes the app rather useless to me and I have to use phone to call customer service to relay that I am there to pickup my order.
I had previously used the app and was able to only make my location known when using the app and was also able to decline notifications, but now when I try to use the app to notify the store I am there for my curbside pickup, I am forced to have location on always and also forced to receive notifications through the app. Otherwise, the app won’t let me proceed in alerting the store I am there for my pickup. Obviously, I will either have to reset these settings each time, since I refuse to have app developers force me into setting settings I don’t want or I will just call the store customer service each time. This also frustrates me to the point of being less likely to ever use the app at all. Who designs these functional flaws and then gets it approved? If it’s unintentional, it’s disappointingly terrible quality control.
Why did the update destroy this app?
I’ve used the scan and go feature EVERY week. Sometimes TWICE each week. Yesterday i allowed the app to update. Today the app doesn’t work on either of my phones OR my iPad. Oh I can scan. But I don’t see a list of what I’ve scanned. And that little thing called “check out”. Where the hell is it? Sams need to fix this app. They’ve reduced the number of associates in the store to check your order out. The self service lines reach to the center of the store. The Scan and Go app is the ONLY reason i shop at Sams. I need convenience. Not frustration. And don’t tell me to call their help line. Two updates ago the app stopped working. I called and got nothing. No answers. Just handed off to someone who was going to research the problem. 4 weeks later i received an email saying they had looked into my problem and i should go to the store for assistance. 3 months later an update fixed my problem. When the scan and go app works it’s great. But it isn’t working now.
Application performance and suggestions
By Map guide.
I have recently started using click n pull and noticed couple of issues.
1. Whenever I reach club and open app, it shows my order and ask me to enter my parking spot. Once I enter my slot, it gives me error saying “Something went wrong, please try again”, but in reality it worked internally and notified the associate. This is very confusing and it’s happening repeatedly for me.
2. We have family membership and it would be great to be able to see other person in click n pull and add rather than typing names etc.
3. In family membership, there should be option to share “click n pull” orders with other members of family (at least who are registered and have sams card) so that either person can use the pickup. Currently my husband is not able to view any order that I make for click n pull.
4. This app has some serious issue with internal memory or CPU utilization. Once I was using scan n go feature when it suddenly cause my phone to turn off and my phone stopped working. It wasn’t charging or turning on. Apple support told me that your last app caused gpu to crash and impacted working image and it had to be hard reset.
Problems with the scan and go!!!!!!
By Denni Eagle
I have to agree with the scan and go app! I have used it many times and loved it!!! But the last time I was in the store and use the scan and go app, it was horrible!!!!! I was doing the same thing I always do and when I payed and was goof out the girl who checked my receipt found a hand full of items that hadn’t got on the receipt. I have never had that problem before, but the people who went through my cart to check what didn’t ring up made me feel like I was a thief. They went through my cart and and transferred all of my stuff to a different cart. The things that had gotten on the receipt the first time was set aside and they watched me to make sure it paided for on a separate receipt. I had no problem making sure that it all was paid, but I was still treated like a criminal. Then being as I’m disabled I asked if someone would help me unloaded the cart for me They said yes, but no one came to help. She just stood in the front of the store watching me. So I m not sure if I m going to come back anymore. I afraid that they would watch me to make sure I didn’t do it again. I have never stolen anything in my life and don’t think that I would start now. SO I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO. MAYBE JUST GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO DO MY SHOPPING.
Plus member for over 10 years
I started using the app a few months ago and liked it for a while. Then suddenly it wouldn’t let me log on; saying my user name and password didn’t match, which they did. I stopped using the app for a while, kept trying to log on from time to time, just to see if the issue would resolve itself, it didn’t. Finally I thought I would try changing my password, my account number wasn’t being use and I couldn’t do it. Next I tried calling the customer service number on the back of the card and was assaulted by an endless string of offers that I could get passed. Then I went back to the app and found another number. Finally I was able to get on a chat and got re-registered. At that point I thought I was good to go. So I went to the store, got on the app and scanned my purchases. When I tried to check out, my credit card information was missing and it took me a half an hour to figure out that to re-enter it. I have lost all my purchase history and don’t have any receipts because they were on the phone. I’m about ready to give up on the app.
Sam’s Club has been amazing. The app makes it very easy to stay indoors and have very limited contact when you actually need to go into the warehouse. What are you are you are using the to ship items, pick up in store (they’ll even bring it to your car and load it up if you call them once you’re there), or using the app to walk through the store and both scan and pay through the app, this app really reduces stress.
I wish Costco would stop staying stagnant and get it together for the new reality of social distance, limiting contact overall, and staying home when possible. Costco does not offer grocery pickup nor does the app allow scanning as you shop or paying when you’re done.
Costco used to be my favorite because it was the first of the major warehouse stores to stock lots of organic foods. But the tides are shifting. Sam’s club has lots of organic and Non-gmo, and they definitely win when it comes to this handy dandy app to help many of us get through Covid.