Whether it’s the highly-coveted air fryer, a new range of homewares or the latest must-have fashion accessory, Australian shoppers regularly go nuts for everything Kmart has to offer. But the budget retailer’s products have proved hard to get in recent months, as stock flies off the shelves at record pace.
Now though, one Kmart employee has revealed the meaning behind a secret code on the tickets of sold-out items, meaning shoppers may never have to miss out on a bargain again.
One shopper shared the hack with other Kmart fanatics on the popular Facebook group ‘Kmart Educator Hacks Australia’ – and it turns out, all you need to do is check the ‘sold out’ ticket on the empty shelf to find out when your desired item is expected to be back in stock.
“Not education related, but I learnt something new today,” the shopper wrote. “I went to my local Kmart Sunnybank Hills looking for sausage roll makers, but the shelves were still bare. I asked a staff member if there were any out the back. I was told no.
“He showed me the shelf sticker, and said it tells you when they may get some in. Look for the letters EDD (estimated delivery date) and the date is next to it. I assume that they may do this on all out of stock items.”
Other shoppers couldn’t believe they hadn’t noticed this simple trick sooner, with one writing: “That sure is good to know so I don’t have to keep going back checking to see if it’s in.”
Another commented: “That’s cool! I actually found that Kmart store pretty well stocked still compared to some others.” While another wrote:”Game changer! What an awesome tip for everyone! Thank you so much for sharing this with the group.”