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Costco Rolls Out Same-Day and Two-Day Online Grocery Delivery


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As more grocery stores around the country are offering delivery options, Costco Wholesale is jumping on the bandwagon.

The Issaquah-based warehouse club launched a two-day “CostcoGrocery” delivery option for non-perishable grocery items this week, Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said on a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter financial results.

With CostcoGrocery, 500 non-perishable items are available, including breakfast cereals, canned goods and cleaning products and shipping is free on orders $75 or higher. Products can be shipped nationwide, except to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Galanti also announced same-day delivery of non-perishable and fresh groceries through Instacart. Instacart already delivered for Costco (Nasdaw: COST) in some cities around the U.S., and will now serve more cities and offer more products.

Same-day Instacart delivery is available out of 376 U.S. warehouse locations and 1,700 dry and fresh items are available. A 10 percent service fee will pay in-store shoppers and delivery drivers, the website says. Orders under $35 will have an additional fee.

While Costco is launching these new delivery options, the goal is still to get shoppers in store, Galanti said.

Costco has been doing more online marketing to encourage people to walk through the doors, he said, but they are still just scratching the surface.

 

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