Costco has another type of store that stocks almost completely different products, and some say it's even better than a regular Costco (COST)
- Costco Business Center is a chain of Costco stores that cater to small businesses.
- There are only 17 Costco Business Centers in the country, and nearly 70% of what these stores carry can't be found in a traditional Costco.
- But many Costco members say that the business centers are even better than a traditional Costco.
Costco, the beloved one-stop-shop for all things bulk, has a different type of store that some shoppers like even more than a traditional Costco.
Costco Business Center, a branch of the warehouse giant that's tailored to small businesses, is open to all paying Costco members. There are only 17 of them in the United States, and nearly 70% of the products they sell can't be found in a traditional Costco, according to the Star Tribune.
"This is not your every day shopping Costco unless 40 lb. bags of potatoes are on your grocery list," one shopper wrote in a Yelp review of a business center in Westminster, California.
The business centers typically don't have gas stations, liquor stores, free samples, pharmacies, optical and hearing centers, photo services, clothes, toys and books, home goods, electronics, or jewelry.
However, some shoppers claim the business centers are even better than traditional Costco stores.
"Hear me out: no lines, not crowded at all, has everything a regular Costco would and more, they don't bother you with the ridiculous 'show your card as you enter the doors' policy, and better service in general," one customer wrote about the Costco Business Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. Another commented: "Costco has always been like my second home!!"
See what a typical Costco Business Center is like:
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