We move items on purpose
Elaine Thompson/AP/REX/Shutterstock Our stores constantly move their stock around, so you won’t necessarily find the peanut butter in the same spot it was last time. The company touts it as a “treasure hunt,” but it also knows the more time you spend scanning the shelves, the more likely you are to notice (and buy) other items. Check out these tips for saving money at Costco.
We’ll keep an item in one spot if it sells
Paul Sancya/AP/REX/Shutterstock As we move items around, we pay attention to how they’re selling. If they do particularly well in one spot, we’ll keep them there.
We appreciate when you order ahead
Paul Sakuma/AP/REX/Shutterstock We normally have enough party platters in stock, but we appreciate the heads-up the day before if you know you’ll be loading up so we can prepare. We don’t mind making extra, but we hate telling customers we’re sold out because one person wiped out our stock. These are the things you should never buy at Costco.