If you love Costco but don’t really care for the busy Saturday lineups, or maybe you’re one of the people that don’t actually like the $1.50 hot dog. Regardless of the reasons why you don’t make it to Costco, the mega wholesaler is looking to cater to you by offering delivery of groceries delivered right to your house.
According to the Financial Post, Costco Wholesale announced that it will begin to sell groceries online for the first time in Canada. The decisions stem from an effort to ward off Amazon’s eventual entry into the Canadian grocery delivery market.
Costco has already launched home grocery delivery in the United States and his hoping the model translates effectively in the Canadian shopping landscape.
To start, delivery service will only be available in Southern Ontario, all Costco.ca orders will be processed through their Toronto warehouse. While Costco is starting with Southern Ontario, the retailer has plans to offer the service all across Ontario and Quebec in the near future.
The new delivery service will extend beyond just groceries, the Financial Post is reporting that the new service will also include the delivery of health and beauty products and other various household items. Costco has established a two-day delivery guarantee and won’t charge a delivery fee for orders over $75.
The only downside is that you have to be a Costco member to access the service.
Costco is betting big on delivery as the retailer 2beleives this is a new way to attract new Costco customers, with delivery Costco thinks its perfect customer will be small and medium-sized enterprises who will use the service for their business grocery needs.
Source: Financial Post