Costco extends membership reach online

Date : 29 April 2013

Costco UK has launched a new online only subscription, open to all, and unlimited by any warehouse membership criteria, providing universal access to Costco.co.uk. The £15 annual payment allows consumers to purchase at the club member rate across the full range of the online offer.

Online provides wider range than depots

Launched in October 2012, the Costco UK online ordering service is a separate operation to the depot-based business, providing access to an extended range of products and categories, especially amongst big ticket non-food lines. Non-members are already able to shop the site, but purchases incur a 5% surcharge, and the £15 subscription will now enable consumers to avoid this.

Garth Morris, costco.co.uk e-Commerce Director commented:

"Offering great value on quality items is what Costco is renowned for. We're excited to be able to reach an even broader base of shoppers with the launch of our online subscription service. It's a great way for shoppers to learn more about Costco and discover the benefits of membership."

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