It’s finally happening – after all this time, Costco has decided at long last to add Curbside Pickup to their list of services. With the discontinuation of their Photo Centers in February, maybe some of those employees will be relocated to help out here.
As of right now, Costco is testing out the feasibility of curbside pickup at three of their stores in the Albuquerque area. If you happen to live down that way, you’re one of the lucky few that get to put Costco’s curbside to the test. Just select the “Pickup” option when you’re finishing up your order.
Unlike the other big-name stores, including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Kroger, and Whole Foods, who have been doing curbside across the country and only require orders to be $35 or more, Costco is requiring orders to be at least $100 and are charging a $10 flat fee just to use the service. In addition, Costco is using Instacart to power their curbside pickup service, but word on the street is that prices will be the same as they are in store.
All groceries are available for pickup as well as select non-food items. You’ll have about 2,000 items in all to choose from.
Costco employees will be the ones to assemble your order and have it ready. You’ll select a one-hour window to pick up your items, and there are dedicated parking spots at the front of the store for you to do so. When it’s nearing your pickup time, you’ll be sent instructions on exactly where to go, how to check-in, and when your order will be ready.
Costco Does Do Delivery
Interestingly enough, Costco does offer their products for delivery using their CostcoGrocery service. There’s no delivery fee on orders over $75, but this service is only for 2-day delivery.
There is a same-day option using Instacart, and you don’t even have to be a Costco member to do so. Non-members will pay $3.99 on top of the $3.99 – $7.99 delivery fee that Instacart already charges. It’s worth noting that prices on Instacart’s site tend to be higher than what you’d pay curbside or in-store.