Costco Expands Self-Service Stations In Warehouses Across the Country
ISSAQUAH, WA - An innovative expansion is underway in the retail sector. Providing its shoppers with a convenient new offering, Costco recently announced it is rolling out its self-service format across its warehouses in multiple regions.
"We have implemented the use of self-service lanes at select locations and may expand to more warehouses in the future," the retailer said on its website. “The self-checkout registers have been tested in a number of warehouses nationwide, and have proven to be successful and well-received by members. As always, our goal is to make the member shopping experience as pleasant and efficient as possible."
In 2013, Costco removed its self-service stations, and as of 2019, only 100 of the retailer’s nearly 600 warehouses in the U.S. had them, according to Eat This, Not That. However, in the last few years, these self-service stations have been popping up at select Costco stores all across the nation, including recently at the warehouse in Waltham, Massachusetts.
The expansion of the innovative service follows multiple other exciting announcements from the retailer, as it recently unveiled a critical expansion in several markets, as well as the long-awaited return of free samples at multiple warehouses.
What will be the next step in this retailer’s ambitious growth plan? Only time—and AndNowUKnow—will tell.