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10 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Costco

By Monica Abelle
October 4, 2016

What’s not to LOVE about Costco? Buy in bulk, low prices and did I mention FREE SAMPLES? I’ve been going to Costco for years to save on everyday items but there some interesting facts about the franchise I had no idea about. Check them out below.


1 Part of the reason that they don’t offer multiple brands is to prevent “choice paralysis.”

When a customer is bombarded by choices, they’ll take a long time trying to figure out what they want. Costco doesn’t want customers lingering; they want to keep shoppers moving. Limiting the number of options available helps to simplify the process.


2 Costco is one of the largest pizza chains in the United States.

You probably don’t think of the store as a pizza restaurant, but it’s only a bit smaller than Chuck E.Cheese and CiCi’s


3 Costco employees make about $20.89 an hour on average.

If you’re looking for a job, you might want to consider working at Costco. Costco was one of the only major companies to authorize a major across-the-board wage increase when the recession hit in 2009.