Costco Wholesale has several products available for purchase through the company website. Appliances, electronics, hardware, furniture and groceries are a few departments featuring items for online purchase.
When shopping online, Costco separates its products by department. Consumers can peruse areas such as clothing, jewelry, office products, health and beauty items, and luggage. Shoppers can also order by item number if they have specific products in mind. Each product has a detailed description as well as an estimated delivery time, which can range from a couple of days to several weeks. Some product listings also have specifications, consumer reviews and ratings.
While some products are available to Costco members only, most are available to the general public. Nonmembers may incur an additional surcharge, depending on the specific product, but are welcome to shop on the company's website. If a shopper chooses, she can also purchase a Costco membership online. In addition, shoppers can review Costco warehouse coupons for specific monthly specials.
Shoppers have to register for a Costco online account prior to making a purchase by providing an email address and creating a password. With this, they can track the status of their orders as well as receive emails about special offers and new product information.