We knew this day would come! After all Sam’s Club is well into version 2 of theirs. As the saying goes, better late than never and Costco has done a really good job with this 1st version. What I hate is when a company that is already behind, comes out with a new product or service that isn’t at least as good as the competition that’s already been out for a while. You’re already late, you might as well take a little more time and do it right. While this is a version 1 App, it feels as good as Apps that have been out there for a while. What I expect to be able to do is:
- Find my nearest Costco (hours, services, etc.)
- See the latest deals/coupons
- Check my membership details
- Renew my membership
- Order stuff directly via the App
Anything above those features is a bonus! This app not only does those things but it also lets you read the Costco Connection magazine, make a shopping list, check your pharmacy prescriptions, and upload photos directly to be printed (nice!). As far as the coupons go, you still have to physically print them and bring them in on paper! Doh!
The Costco App does all that it claims to do in a nice interface. The only things I would ask for going forward is an iPad native version and the current Gas prices at the closest or chosen Costco Warehouse. Probably the biggest and most glaring omission of an App like this is why not have your membership card in the App? This way I would no longer have to carry it in my wallet and Costco would no longer have to print as many cards.
If you have a Costco membership, there is no reason not to have this App.
- Our Rating: /5
- Current Version: 1.4.2