Founded in 1976, Costco is a large American multinational retailer which prides itself on carrying quality products at a fraction of the price. To make savings possible, Costco has two strategies. First, they sell and purchase many products in bulk, lowering the price per product by a considerable amount. Second, they offer various tiers of annual memberships, which are required to shop at Costco stores.
Costco memberships are not transferable from nation to nation. However, your Costco membership is valid at Costco warehouses worldwide, meaning a Canadian could use their membership to shop at Costco in the United Kingdom.
Unlike other retailers, Costco does not price match. However, they will provide a price adjustment in certain circumstances. For more information on their policies, read our guide to price-matching at Costco.
Costco offers same and next-day delivery for their grocery products, which are delivered by Instacart shoppers. Instacart express members can get free delivery, whereas regular customers will have to pay a service and delivery fee in order to receive their groceries.