Costco Wholesale Corporation operates a chain of Costco membership warehouses that carry quality name brand and related private label merchandise at substantially lower prices that are typically found at conventional wholesale sources. The warehouses are designed to help small to medium sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and everyday business use.
Costco warehouses present one of the largest and most exclusive product category selections to be found under a single roof. A few of the categories include groceries, confectionery, appliances, television and audio equipment, automotive supplies, tyres, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewellery, cameras, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, tobacco, furniture, office supplies and office equipment. Costco is known for carrying top quality national brands with 100% satisfaction guaranteed to its members.
Costco is able to offer lower prices and better values by eliminating virtually all the frills and costs historically associated with conventional wholesalers and retailers, including sales people, delivery and credit accounts. We run a tight operation with extremely low overheads which enables us to pass on dramatic savings to our members.
Costco is only open to members. Members pay an annual fee. There are two types of membership - Trade and Individual. Trade members qualify by owning or managing a business. Individual members qualify by being employed in or retired in specific employment groups.