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Is Costco’s Same-Day Fresh Food Delivery Worth It? | Consumer Reports

Is Costco’s Same-Day Fresh Food Delivery Worth It? | Consumer Reports

What We Found For our particular market basket of fresh food, we found: • Costco’s member pricing for delivery was 31 percent higher, on average, than what it charged members in its warehouse (see chart below). Costco says those higher prices reflect the cost of service and delivery; unlike with other delivery services, you pay no […]

Costco Wants to Sell You a Car This Holiday Season | The Motley Fool

Costco Wants to Sell You a Car This Holiday Season | The Motley Fool

How does it work? Costco’s Auto Program offers prearranged pricing on new and used vehicles through a network of participating dealers. To take part in the holiday sales, event shoppers have to meet a number of requirements. First, if you’re not already a Costco member, you’re not eligible. Current cardholders for the warehouse club must […]

Costco Has Customer Loyalty to Thank for Impressive Sales Growth | TheStreet

Costco Has Customer Loyalty to Thank for Impressive Sales Growth | TheStreet

While Costco is in the middle of the pack in market share of U.S. grocers – and certainly not a laggard – the value the business has accrued is largely attributable to a little bit of secret sauce. That’ll be customer loyalty, driven by a highly competitive value proposition. “What’s driven Costco’s strength is the […]

Seattle’s Soda Tax Is An Absolute Disaster – And Business Leaders Are Furious… | The Federalist Papers

Seattle’s Soda Tax Is An Absolute Disaster – And Business Leaders Are Furious… | The Federalist Papers

Local businesses are already providing feedback on the city of Seattle’s excessive new tax on sugary drinks and it’s not positive. The liberal-dominated City Council rammed through the 1.75 cents per ounce tax on sweetened beverages that affected sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks and non-milk-based products which went into effect on January 1st. The sticker […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What do you stand to lose as Amazon’s retail competition crumbles? Purchasing power. When competition is eliminated, so too are incentives to keep prices low as a market disrupter. By destroying its competitors, Amazon is also extinguishing any repercussion traditionally associated with price increases — that is, a customer choosing a competitor instead of Amazon. […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What ails the retail industry is no secret: Amazon. In 2016, Amazon sold six times as much online as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s and Costco. Combined. In 2017, it accounted for nearly 50% of all online sales. Imagine where Amazon will stand in 2018 and beyond. But while the e-commerce giant’s threat to retailers and […]

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

The fee hikes also demonstrate the conundrum for Amazon’s Marketplace sellers, who gravitate to the e-commerce giant for its extensive research, robust search and sticky Prime customers, but who also face competition from Amazon itself and the whims of the company’s seller policies. Those whims have led some sellers to turn elsewhere, notably Walmart, which […]

Costco Exposes Seattle’s Sugary Drink Tax With the Perfect Sign | Digital Politics Daily

Costco Exposes Seattle’s Sugary Drink Tax With the Perfect Sign | Digital Politics Daily

On January 1, Seattle’s new ‘Sugary Drink Tax’ went into effect. Why? Seattle leftists want to dictate behavior and stop people from drinking soda because it can be unhealthy. So by taxing the soda, they are hoping to deter people from drinking it. But now, thanks to Costco, customers know exactly how much the city […]

Costco beats Amazon on price | Retail Dive

Costco beats Amazon on price | Retail Dive

Costco is widely seen as benefiting from a treasure hunt atmosphere, where shoppers pick things off the shelves not originally on their shopping list. That, as well as its membership fees, are its saving grace — on some items Costco makes no money. It’s essentially how Amazon operates, too, with its Prime members more or […]

Costco raising membership fees | USA Today

Costco raising membership fees | USA Today

Costco Wholesale Corp. announced Thursday that it’s raising its membership fees, as the warehouse club operator released quarterly results that fell short of Wall Street’s expectations. Its shares fell more than 4 percent in after-hours trading. Starting June 1, annual membership fees for individual, business and business add-on members in the U.S. and Canada will […]