Costco Wholesale Company, or Costco, is an American multinational corporation that operates warehouse clubs on membership only basis. Costco was the second largest retailer in the world after Walmart in 2015. One year later, it became the largest retailer of organic foods, prime beef, chicken and wine.
According to Fortune 500, it is the 15th largest corporation of United States in terms of total revenue. Being headquartered at Issaquah, Washington, US, Costco has a total of 770 warehouses spread across 8 countries, 531 of which are located in United States.
It is a retail behemoth. It provides one point solution to each and every item a shoppers looks for online. Just like all online stores, Costco does provide services in clothing, furniture, and house wares. But like no other, Costco also deals with grocery, eatables, wines and confectionery items. From interior decoration to electronic gadgets and a pharmacy, Costco has it all. It is this quality of Costco that makes it outstanding among all the other colossal retailer chains.
Costco is also a blessing for its employees as it offers great career opportunities. Work can be found under the categories of ‘Warehouse Opportunities’, ‘Depot Opportunities’, ‘Optical Opportunities’ and ‘Office Opportunities’ on Costco’s website. It also provides one of the most competitive benefits packages to its employees. One of the greatest benefit working at Costco is the Life insurance of the employees. Icing on the cake is that employees can elect coverage for their spouse, domestic partner and children. Optical vouchers are given to anyone having achieved 1 year working time at Costco. Dental plans, critical illness plans and medical disability plans are few of great perks of working at Costco.
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Costco stores are spread everywhere. A new store in China is opening this August (2019) and New Zealand will have its first Costco in 2021. However, to find a Costco in United States, one has to go to Costco’s official website – https://www.costco.com – and open ‘Find a Warehouse’. There a customer needs to enter his or her city’s name or post code and the nearest store would be shown on the map. On this map, the directions to this searched store location can be obtained.
Costco strives to facilitate its customers. In doing so, it provides live chat option for its customers. Customers can voice or video call the service center to get help on any topic. However, the customer service page of costco.com provides all the basic and popular help topics that are needed by any new or old customer.
Almost every Costco warehouse works between 10 AM to 8:30 PM time slots.
COSTCO HOURS MAY VARY BY locations
|Monday||10:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
- Gas Station
- Tire Center
- Food Court
- Hearing Aids
- Business Center
- Photo Center
Costco has complete auto tire service with very affordable price to its members. Costco tire service is very famous for it service, quality and price and is used by many many costco members. Visit https://tires.costco.com/ for more information.
To shop at Costco.com, everyone has to register on the website. Credit Card details are needed to further the process of shopping. To ensure security, while carrying out online transactions, Costco uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software. For payments, all major credit and debit cards including American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are accepted on www.costco.com. However, the warehouses only accept American Express and other major debit cards.
How Do I Join?
You can purchase a membership online or join at your local Costco. To join online, simply select a membership type and add it to your cart. Once you’ve made your purchase, your new member number(s) will be emailed to you. Just bring your email to any Costco membership counter to pick up your cards.
Members Are Valued
You’ll appreciate the quality and value of the products you find at Costco. Costco refunds your money back if you didn’t like their product quality. It’s that simple.
There are two types of Costco memberships: Standard: Costco’s base membership tier, called Gold Star, is $60 annually. Executive: The Gold Star Executive membership is $120 a year. Executive members get an annual 2% reward (up to $1,000) on qualifying Costco, Costco.com, and Costco Travel purchases.
This is another exceptional service Costco provides to its members which is very competitive and affordable compared to other travel packages. Above all its Costco’s name brand that matters when you spent much money for you well deserved vacations. Personally I am assured of quality package when I book through Costco travel.
Cruises, Hotels, Cars, awesome destinations you were looking for are all included in different package in very affordable price.
As far as the online queries are concerned, one can only imagine the volume of inquiries such a massive business receives every day. Thus, to facilitate the customers and save their time, comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are provided on Costco’s website. Queries about membership are mostly asked. One such question asks for ‘is the membership refundable?’ to which Costco aptly replies that for them the customer satisfaction is most necessary and hence, ‘all of customer’s money can be refunded if the customer is dissatisfied with the service.’
Costco offers free shipping if the order is $75 or more. Or else, $3 delivery fee is charged. Shipping is available in US and orders are placed directly through Costco’s website. The delivery now takes 2 days; a much better option for many, than to stand in the monstrous lines and tackling the jammed parking lots. It also offers same day delivery in partnership with Instacart, which is better way to get perishable goods. But Instacart charges as per the delivered items.
Calling Costco the greatest retailer chain would not be wrong. This is the only retailer chain that has warehouses in 8 different countries. After covering almost all of Western hemisphere, Costco has fixated its sight on entering the Eastern world market. With its boundless inventory, skilled management and a healthy environment for employees, Costco is the real deal in retailers’ world.