Where Does Costco Ship From? (Distribution Centres, Shipping Providers + More) 

Costco is one of the leading retailers in the U.S., specializing in bulk products available exclusively to its members through its nationwide warehouses as well as online website, with quick and cheap shipping.

So if you’re a regular Costco customer and frequently order goods from its website, you may be wondering – where does Costco ship from? Here is what I’ve found out about this!

Where Does Costco Ship From In 2021?

Costco ships its products from its distribution centres or directly from manufacturing centres that it has contracts with to provide customers with their goods. Some of Costco’s distribution centres are located in California, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, and Utah to name a few.

If you want to learn more about where Costco’s distribution centres are located, what shipping providers Costco uses, and how much shipping fees Costco charges from customers, keep on reading!

How Many Distribution Centres Does Costco Have?

Although Costco operates over 604 warehouses globally, there are significantly fewer distribution centres (also called Costco Depots).

Currently, there are only 12 operational Costco depots in the U.S., located in the following areas:

  • Mira Loma (CA)
  • Tracy (CA)
  • West Palm Beach (FL)
  • Atlanta (GA)
  • Morris (IL)
  • Monrovia (MD)
  • Monroe Township (NJ)
  • Dallas (TX)
  • Laredo (TX)
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Sumner (WA)

Additionally, Costco has ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ distribution centres at most of the locations listed above.

Dry distribution centres store their products indoors and are more common as compared to wet distribution centres, where products are stored outdoors.

What Shipping Providers Does Costco Use?

Costco uses a range of shipping providers including UPS, USPS, Canada Post, Purolator, and FedEx to help deliver its products to customers under its ‘standard delivery’ service which takes 6-14 days.

Other than that, Costco also offers curb-side delivery and Costco business delivery, under which most locations are eligible for next-day delivery at slightly higher rates than the standard service. 

Can I Ship My Order To A Costco Warehouse?

Can I Ship my Order To A Costco Warehouse?

Some Costco products are eligible for shipping to a Costco warehouse (where you will then collect them).

If the item you wish to buy can be delivered for collection at a Costco warehouse, you will be notified about this on the product page on the Costco website.

However, if the item is unavailable for delivery to a Costco warehouse, you will still be able to ship it to your home and business address.

Note that in case you cannot get the item shipped to either a Costco warehouse or your home or business address, you should Contact Costco’s customer service at 1 (800) 774-2678 for assistance.

Are There Shipping Limitations On Costco.com?

As part of the shipping limitations at Costco.com, Costco is currently only able to ship to locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Additionally, Costco is unable to ship to APO (military) boxes, FPO (foreign) boxes, freight forwarders, mail drop locations, and international addresses.

Other than that, Costco is also unable to ship to PO boxes, hotels, and other limited areas within the U.S.

If you are struggling with any of these shipping limitations at Costco, contact its customer service for help and assistance. 

Why Are There Shipping Fees On Items In My Costco Order?

Although most items at Costco are available for free delivery, some items have their own additional shipping charges attached.

So if there are additional shipping fees in your Costco order, the item’s information page will be able to tell you why.

Note that additional shipping charges may also apply if the product can be shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. 

How Much Is The Costco Shipping Fee?

Costco offers free delivery for all orders with a minimum total cost of $75, with orders below that amount having a varying shipping fee based on the items you have ordered.

However, keep in mind that products with 2 days of delivery will have additional fees per item and so you will not get free shipping for orders above $75 that contain these items.

To learn more about the shipping policies of Costco, you should check out our articles on how to get free shipping at Costco, if Costco delivers TVs and whether Costco delivers.

Conclusion

Costco ships products from its distribution centres or directly from vendors or manufacturers. The retail chain uses a number of shipping providers to deliver its products to members including FedEx, UPS, and USPS. 

Costco shipping is free for orders over $75, otherwise, each individual item will have a separate shipping fee. Delivery for Costco orders usually takes between 6-14 days, unless a faster shipping service is selected at checkout, which may have additional costs.

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Marques Thomas graduated with an MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of QuerySprout.com.

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