In an attempt to compete in the ever-growing and cutthroat market of online grocery shopping, Costco has officially announced this week that they will be launching online grocery shopping and delivery in Canada.
Costco has already begun testing this new service in Southern Ontario where customers can shop online for non-perishables and get free delivery on orders over $75.
At first, the service will only be available in Southern Ontario and orders will be processed and shipped out of a distribution centre near Toronto where dozens of new jobs have been created.
However, Costco plans to expand delivery to the rest of Ontario and Quebec! Yet, no specific timelines have been announced by the company.
This is a great move for the company, and Canadian jobs. Currently, Costco employs more than 39,000 people in the country. And it's website offers more than 19,000 items, whereas its stores offer about 3,500.
Not only is Costco trying to compete with global giant Amazon, but also Walmart and Loblaws who are also offering online and delivery services in the same regions.
For clients who love buying bulk from Costco, not having to pick up and carry huge orders from the store is going to be a life-saver.