Some Costco stores in the United Kingdom are in Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool and Reading. As of August 2014, Costco says it has 26 warehouses in the United Kingdom.
The Costco Aberdeen store is in the Arnhall Business Park, while the Bristol store is on St. Brendans Way in Avonmouth. The Cardiff store is in the Capital Retail Park, and the Liverpool store is on Waterloo Road. The Reading store is on South Oak Way. Customers can find opening hours specific to the location closest to them through the Costco UK website. Costco says a typical store measures 143,000 square feet.
Costco UK has trade membership and individual membership, both of which can be upgraded to executive membership. Executive members get a 2 percent reward on most of their purchases, among other benefits. All memberships come with another card for domestic partners or spouses. Trade membership focuses on business owners and on products for a business or for resale. Individual membership is geared toward current or retired workers in certain professions.
Costco sells products in categories such as technology, appliances, furniture, garden, sports and fitness, and toys at its U.K. stores. Baby and food products also exist. Customers can also shop online, and not all items available online are also available in physical Costco stores.