Feb 22, 2021

Costco Online Grocery in Canada

We like Costco stores for their attractive prices and a good choice of products. Sometimes, Costco stores can't have everything, because each store's physical space is limited. The online store - Costco.ca - is there to help us - you can order anything on their site. Until now, the Costco Canada site did not offer groceries. Costco has finally corrected this shortcoming. That's how you can shop on Costco.ca in 2021.

See here how you can get Costco grocery stores online in your province, whether it's Ontario, Quebec, BC, or Alberta. In addition, we will also talk about the areas covered by Costco's express delivery service.

Costco Grocery

It's just been several months that Costco introduced a new Grocery and Home section on its site. In this section you can find hundreds of products. Here are the main categories:
  • Coffee and tea
  • Biscuits, shortbread and desserts
  • Snacks, treats and nuts
  • Water and drinks
  • Wine and beer sets
  • Meats and seafood
  • Cheese
  • Organic
  • Gluten free
  • Vegan foods
  • Vitamins
Now you can browse and choose according to your preferences from the comfort of your home. This is just amazing!

Costco Online Promos and Discounts

Costco offers online offers and discounts for groceries sold on its site. There is a special section for these offers. Here are some most recent offers.

But Costco doesn't want everything to be ordered online. Their stores are more important in their sales business model. This is why the same products that are for sale on the site may be cheaper in your local Costco store. Costco wants us in their stores before we start doing all of our shopping online!

Costco Grocery Delivery

To be able to make use of Costco's grocery service and receive your orders fast enough, you must be a Costco member. If you are not yet, here is a set of tips about which Costco membership card to choose.

Costco promises to deliver your groceries within 2-3 days if you are located in a major city. In this area of their website you can check how long it will take to get your order delivered.

For shipping costs, it's free for orders of $75 or more. Orders must be made before noon, Monday to Friday, for delivery in 2 days.

If your membership card entitles you to get rebates, all online purchases are valid towards obtaining Costco discounts and rebates (Executive card or Costco Mastercard credit card).

Why shop on Costco.ca and not in-store?

You are wondering why Costco wants us to buy our groceries online and not in stores? We think Costco is following 2 clear goals here:

1) Costco wants to be competitive with Amazon and Walmart for any small online purchase (under $ 100).

2) Costco sees significant traffic in its stores at all times. They probably want to move shoppers to the web to teach them how to shop in multiple places (stores and online).

3) Renewing your Costco membership online, on Costco.ca, is so easy and quick than the same in store.

Our final note - always do price comparisons in-store and on Costco.ca. Also check the current Costco flyers to see if it's worth going to the store in the first place.