Latest Costco online specials valid 25/09 – 11/10/2015: $100 off Olympus E-PL7 Single Lens Camera Kit with 8GB SD Card and Bag; $250 off Nikon D-7200 Single Lens DSLR Kit with 16GB SD Card and Bag; $100 off Sony Bravia 40" LED 1080P Full HD TV with built-in WiFi; Buy one get 2nd 50% off Hewlett Packard 564 Rainbow Ink Pack; $3.50 off … [Read more...]
Latest Costco online specials valid 11/09 – 27/09/2015: $50 Off Bose Soundlink II Portable Bluetooth Speaker; $200 Off Sony Bravia 55" LED 100Hz Full HD TV with Built-in WiFi; $80 Off Sony Muteki Vertical Party System with Bluetooth/CD/DVD playback; $15 Off Igloo Maxcold 58L Rolling Cooler; $5 Off Disney / Marvel Kids Beach Towel ; $8 Off Over … [Read more...]
Latest Costco online specials valid 14/08 - 30/08/2015: $4 off Dodoni Greek Feta; $3 off Philips Salt & Pepper Calamari; $2 off Katoomba Roti 30 pieces and/or Punjabi Samosa 25 pieces; $3.50 Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky; $1 off Grove Only Fresh Orange Juice; $6 off Apple iTunes $50 Card; $70 off Bose Solo 10 TV Sound System; $20 off … [Read more...]
Best Costco coupons valid 31/07 – 16/08/2015: $30 Off Uniden Baby Monitor Portable 4.3" screen with App for remote viewing; $1 Off The Wiggles My First Library; $1 Off Slide and Learn Flashcards Assorted Titles; $5 Off Little Miracles Patchwork Pals Reversible Applique Baby Blanket; $1 Off Bepanthen Ointment; $2.50 Off Johnson & Johnson … [Read more...]
Best Costco coupons valid 03/07 - 19/07/2015: $100 off Sony Bravia LED 40" Full HDTV with WiFi; $10 off TDK Trek Weather Resistant Portable Bluetooth Speakers; $60 off PlayStation 4 500GB Console with Bloodborne Game; up to $100 off Michelin Tyres, set of 4; $80 off Vitamix Aspire Blender; $70 off KitchenAid KPM5 Stand Mixer; $50 off Kirkland … [Read more...]
Latest Costco online specials valid 19/06 - 05/07/2015: $3 Off Shanghai Streets Soup Dumplings; $2.50 Off Quiche Fetta and Rocket and/or Goat Cheese and Caramelised Onion; $1 Off Hans American Hot Dog; $14.99 Whole 18" Food Court Pizza & 1.25L Pepsi Max Combo Choose from Combo, Five Cheese, BBQ Chicken; $4 Off Kirkland Signature Boneless Lamb … [Read more...]
Latest Costco online specials valid until 07/06/2015: $50 off Sealy Premier Plus Mattres Queen; Up to $100 Off Michelin Tyres; $100 Off LG side by side Fridge with refillable non-plumbed ice&water; $50 Off Ricardo Rainier 3pc Luggage Set; $3 Off Non Slip Hangers; $3 Off Little Miracles 2pc Play&Cuddle Set Blanket & Play Plush; $3.50 Off … [Read more...]
Latest Costco online specials valid 9/05 - 24/05/2015: $7 off Mars Bar 48x53g and/or Snickers Bar 48x50g; $2 off Mars Variety Box 13 packs, 639g; $2 off M&M's Milk Chocolate Bag 12x49g and/or Peanut Bag 12x46g; $3.50 Smith's Crinkle Cut Original 18x45g; $4 off Red Rock Deli Sweet Chilli & Sour Cream 18x45g; $4 off York Chocolate Peppermint … [Read more...]
Latest Costco Australia specials valid until 10/05/2015: $9 Off Biozet Laundry Powder Front Loader and/or Top Loader; $4 Off Dove Triple Moist Body Wash 2x 1L and/or Moisturising Bar Soap 16x 113g; $4 Off Dove Shampoo & Conditioner; $4 Off Moccona Medium Roast Coffee; $2 Off Majans Bhuja Original Mix; $2 Off Flora Pro Activ 1 kg; $4 Off Grain … [Read more...]
Latest Costco Australia specials valid until 26/04/2015: $40 off Samsung Galaxy Tab4 Android 16GB Tablet 10.1" screen and WiFi; $20 off Sony Wireless 2.4GHz Music & Movie Headphones; $9 off Life Comfort 6 Piece Fleece Sheet Set ; $3 off Life Comfort Silky Soft Throw; $7 off Avex Pinnacle Thermal Mug Set; $7 off Kitchenaid Compact Dish Rack; $15 … [Read more...]
Latest Costco Australia specials valid 28/03 - 12/04/2015 - Easter sale: $60 Off SentrySafe Digital Safe; $70 Off Michelin Tyres-set of 4; $40 Off Bose Soundlink II Portable Bluetooth Speaker; $60 Off Samsung Galaxy S5 White Unlocked Water Resistant 4G Android Smart Phone; $2 Off Apple iTunes $50 Card; $5 Off Life Comfort Luxurious Sherpa Throw; … [Read more...]
Latest Costco Australia specials valid 14/03 – 29/03/2015: $4 Off Kirkland Signature Omega Gold Infant Formula; $2.50 Off Johnson's Baby Top-to-Toe Bath Pack 1.2L and/or Bubble Bath; $3 Off Little Miracles Cozy Cuddles Baby Blanket; $4 Off Smithsonian Play & Learn Rugs; $1 Off Bepanthen Ointment; $3 Off Bellamy's Organic Ready To Eat … [Read more...]
Costco Wholesale Corporation is a membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. As of July 2012, it is the second largest retailer in the United States, the seventh largest retailer in the world and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States.
Costco is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States and was founded in 1976 in San Diego, CA with its first warehouse in Seattle. Today Costco has a total of 626 locations in the United Kingdom (23), Australia (3), Canada (85), Mexico (33), Taiwan (9), South Korea (9), Japan (15), and the United States (449).
Costco focuses on selling products at low prices, often at very high volume. These goods are usually bulk-packaged and marketed primarily to large families and businesses. Furthermore, Costco does not carry multiple brands or varieties where the item is essentially the same except when it has a house brand to sell, typically under the Kirkland Signature label. This results in a high volume of sales from a single vendor, allowing further reductions in price, and reducing marketing costs. If Costco management feels the wholesale price of a product is too high, they will refuse to stock the product. For example, on November 16, 2009, Costco announced that it would stop selling Coca-Cola products because the soft-drink maker refused to lower its wholesale prices. Costco resumed selling Coca-Cola products on December 14, 2009. Costco also saves money by not stocking extra bags or packing materials; to carry out their goods, customers must bring their own bags or use the merchandise shipping boxes from the company’s outside vendors.
Lighting costs are reduced on sunny days, as most Costco locations have several skylights. During the day, electronic light meters measure how much light is coming in the skylights and turn off an appropriate percentage of the interior lights. During a typical sunny day, it is very common for the center section of the warehouse to have no interior lights powered on.
Most products are delivered to the warehouse on shipping pallets and these pallets are used to display products for sale on the warehouse floor. This contrasts with retail stores that break down pallets and stock individual products on shelves. Costco limits its price markup on items to 15%.
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If you are interested in knowing more about the company, its statements, products, and special offers or discounts, please visit www.Costco.com.au.