Costco (COST) Now Offering Same-Day Delivery In Canada Through Instacart Partnership

By Amit Chowdhry ● July 31, 2020
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) has announced that it has partnered with Instacart to launch same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) has announced that it has partnered with Instacart to launch same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada. After a two-month pilot in select Ontario warehouses, the nationwide collaboration is bringing Costco’s broad selection of groceries, staples, and household essentials directly from the store to the customer’s door in as fast as two hours.

Now consumers in Canada can shop from Costco’s wide assortment of items including fresh produce, meat and seafood, snacks, deli, frozen goods, baby and pet essentials, and more through the Instacart marketplace with or without a Costco membership. And the companies have also launched Costco’s new Canadian member-only website built and powered by Instacart Enterprise – featuring member benefits and access to same-day delivery via Instacart.

Customers are able to start shopping from Costco via Instacart today by going to https://www.instacart.ca/store/costco, opening the Instacart app from their mobile device, or visiting Costco’s member-only e-commerce site at http://sameday.costco.ca. And from there, customers select their city and Costco warehouse and start adding items to their Instacart grocery cart. Plus an Instacart shopper will pick and deliver the order within the customer’s designated timeframe.

Instacart’s national partnership with Costco in Canada comes on the heels of a successful nationwide partnership with Costco in the U.S. And Instacart is partnered with over 400 national, regional and local retailers to offer delivery from over 30,000 stores in more than 5,500 cities across North America. Currently, Instacart delivery is available to more than 70% of Canadian households.

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“Grocery delivery has become essential for millions, and we’re proud to make same-day delivery from Costco available to even more Canadians. Now, through the Instacart marketplace and Costco’s new member website, families across Canada can get the groceries and goods they need, delivered to their door in a matter of hours. We want to help retailers reach their customers when, where and how they want to shop. With this launch, we’re extending the reach of Costco in Canada and making it possible for Costco members and non-members alike to access same-day delivery of Costco’s broad selection of groceries and goods.”

— Andrew Nodes, Vice President of Retail, Instacart

”With Instacart, we can bring even more benefits of a Costco membership to our valued members. Instacart delivery will help us serve more families than ever before and we see this new offering as a great complement to our 2-Day Grocery Delivery service that launched in 2018.”

— Pierre Riel, Senior Vice President and Country Manager, Costco Wholesale Canada