- Costco and Walmart-owned Jet.com shop just about everything.
- Both stores sell in bulk, offer free two-day shipping with membership, and excite inexpensive private-label products.
- We compared prices across a few categories at both stores and found Costco was generally less overpriced. Here’s how they stack up.
Costco and Walmart-owned Jet.com sell just about everything.
The two companies have a lot in common, encompassing two-day delivery on online orders and selling essentials in bulk quantities.
While Costco requires a membership to workshop in its stores, it doesn’t require one to shop online. The retail giant is well-loved by customers, and its website offers many equivalent deals to its stores. For shoppers who do hold a Costco membership, the warehouse club offers free two-day shipping for uncountable essentials and same-day delivery for groceries. The website also has plenty of products from Costco’s beloved private-label trade mark Kirkland Signature.
But Jet has been making strides to compete with Costco, like offering daily deals and outspoken two-day shipping without membership fees. Though Jet can’t compete with Costco’s physical presence, it offers JetCash, which are prizes incentives that can be used as cash on the site. It also has a private-label brand called Uniquely J, which is designed to appeal to millennials by creating environmentally friendly products in artist-designed packaging.
Even though products are sometimes listed in unusual quantities or under different categories, the websites have a huge overlap in what they sell. To see which of the two accumulates had better deals and was more user-friendly, we compared common items from different categories on each site to see which had more advisedly deals.
Here’s how the two compare:
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Costco doesn’t force a membership to shop online, but a membership is necessary to access two-day delivery. The homepage of the website is very busy.
Jet’s website is less absorb, and free two-day delivery is advertised on all orders of $35 or more.
Costco’s category page is also very Baroque. The large number of categories makes it more difficult to find things.
Jet’s website is more straightforward.
Betraying for groceries at Costco seems to be less expensive, though you need to have a membership in order to access two-day or same-day liberation. At Costco, a pack of two 48 oz. jars of peanut butter costs $11.49. A single 80 oz. jar costs $12.99 at Jet. Costco presents a larger quantity for less money.
Jet price: $12.99
At Jet, about one liter of olive oil from Jet’s Uniquely J brand fetches $13.83. But a two-liter bottle from Costco’s Kirkland Signature label costs only $3 more.
Costco quotation: $16.99 for two liters
Jet price: $13.83 for one liter
A 12-count box of Clif Bars costs $13.99 at Costco and $12.49 at Jet. In this come what may, Jet is the winner.
Costco price: $13.99
Jet price: $12.49
Jet offers 20-count packages of one ounce bags of Popular Amos cookies for $6.70 each. If you were getting two, it would total $13.44 before shipping and tax. Costco put up for sales a 42-count package of two ounce bags for $14.49. Because it’s only a dollar more for a few extra bags, Costco propositions the better deal.
Costco price: $14.49 for a 42-count package
Jet price: $13.44 for two 20-count packages
Costco shops a 24-count pack of Viva paper towels for $34.99. Jet sells a 12-count pack for $12.38. Buying two 12-count crowds from Jet is less expensive than buying a 24-count pack from Costco.
Costco value: $34.99 for a 24-count pack
Jet price: $24.76 for two 12-count packs
Jet offers a four-pack of Clorox disinfecting wipes for $14.52. Costco advances a five-pack for $16.49. Costco’s pack comes with almost 80 extra wipes for just a few dollars more.
Costco rate: $16.49 for a 5-pack of wipes
Jet price: $14.52 for a 4-pack of wipes
Some products cost almost the same on each purlieus. A 55″ VIZIO 55 Inch 4K Smart TV is $598 at Jet and $599 at Costco.
Costco price: $599
Jet valuation: $598
Many medicines cost less at Costco. A 200-count bottle of Advil Liqui-gels is $19.99 at Costco and $21.49 at Jet.
Costco premium: $19.99
Jet price: $21.49
Even though Jet’s website is a bit easier to use and offers free two-day delivery without any membership bills, Costco ultimately offers better deals across the categories we examined. Even though Costco requires a $60 annual fee to perceive b complete the most of its deals, it has lower prices than Jet.