This holiday season, online shopping and shipping volumes are expected to be at an all-time high. As a result, small parcel delivery delays are expected. Costco encourage you to shop early this year, to ensure that your small parcel items arrive on time.
With this in mind, Costco has taken the following steps:
Working with Shipping Providers: We’re working closely with our small parcel shipping providers to forecast daily holiday shopping volume. Our goal, and theirs, is to deliver your items as quickly and efficiently as possible. We suggest you consider enrolling in UPS My Choice, a service that provides you text and/or email updates on delivery status, and provides you with options to reroute packages.
Member Communication: We will strive to give you accurate estimates of delivery times before you place your order, display regular updates on our website, and provide easy access to your order’s tracking information. You also may sign up for text updates from Costco or visit UPS My Choice. Should we encounter any unexpected issues after you order, we will email you.
Same-Day Delivery: This service, available in most areas, now includes hundreds of additional “non-food” items. Shoppers employed by Instacart will deliver items via personal automobile, generally within hours after purchase. If available, the item will display “Quickest Delivery/Deliver it Same-Day” button on the item page.