This Is the Best-Selling Item at Costco

It’s something that you probably buy every month.

Costco rakes in billions of dollars every year. It’s not surprising that they make so much money considering they are the perfect one-stop shop for groceries, gas, home goods, and electronics. But there’s one product that outsells all the rest—and no, it’s not their $4.99 rotisserie chicken. Read up on these secrets behind the famous Costco staple.

It’s actually something that you constantly need to buy but probably hate spending money on. That’s right, Costco’s best-selling item is toilet paper. They sell more than a billion rolls every year. The high quality and warehouse price of Costco’s toilet paper make it fly off the shelves every day.

Costco actually employs toilet paper engineers to review and test the product before it gets to customers. It might seem like an unnecessary step, but it’s worth it considering they make around $400 million from the product every year. They even use a special tool to test its level of whiteness! These are other Kirkland items you should always buy at Costco.

You’ll probably think about toilet paper a little differently the next time you use the bathroom.  Next, read up on the secrets Costco employees won’t tell you.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Assistant Digital Managing Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing for rd.com or keeping the 650+ pieces of content our team produces every month organized, she likes watching HGTV, going on Target runs, and searching through Instagram to find new corgi accounts to follow.