Hello, I'm Mochiko, a housewife who lives in Tokyo and loves Costco! !
This time, I tried using Wolt, which allows you to order Costco products from home without going to Costco, so I would like to share my impressions and how to use it.
By the way, I will introduce the merits of Wolt later, but you can order even if you are not a Costco member!
[Click here to download the App]
Wolt has a service tie-up with Costco since last year and has started delivery of Costco products, but only Hokkaido and Hiroshima prefectures can be ordered.
However, on February 25th of this year, Tokyo has finally added the ability to deliver Costco products!
This is a Costco product that I actually ordered using Wolt.
In addition to Wolt, recently, Onigo, which is based in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, has started handling Costco products.
The amazing thing about Onigo is that it claims to be "delivery supermarket in 10 minutes", and in my case, it was delivered in about 8 minutes after I actually placed the order!
What is Wolt?
Wolt is a food delivery service that originated in Finland in Northern Europe.
Currently, it is a world-famous delivery service that is deployed in more than 23 countries around the world.
I see it on TV commercials from time to time in Japan.
Such Wolt puts the most effort into service, and is characterized by valuing repeaters who are said to be fans all over the world.
At the beginning of its landing in Japan, there were many voices saying that the service level was higher than Uber Eats.
Recently, however, I feel that Demae-can restaurants run by Japanese companies have a better reputation.
“Wolt” is developing a delivery service of various genres such as miscellaneous goods and furniture as well as food in Finland and other European countries, and will start partnerships with convenience stores, department stores, and drug stores in Japan from the spring of 2021. Did. We will continue to strengthen our retail division and focus on immediate delivery of food and daily necessities (Q commerce).PR TIMES
You can install the Wolt App here.
Wolt x Costco | Available even for non-Costco members!
Wolt will start handling Costco products in August 2021, and the first service will start from “Costco Hiroshima Warehouse Store” (Minami-ku, Hiroshima City).
After that, “Costco Sapporo Warehouse Store” (Kiyota-ku, Sapporo City) and “Costco Tomiya Warehouse Store” (Tomiya City, Miyagi Prefecture) have started services and are steadily expanding the area.
By the way, Wolt is the first to introduce delivery at Costco warehouse stores in Hokkaido and Tohoku.
Delivery companies are close to the city center, but I wonder if it would be really helpful in a place like this…
Wolt x Costco handles Costco's private brand Kirkland signature products, foods, and daily necessities.
The number of products is about 1500 items or more!
If you place an order through the Wolt mobile app or website, it will be delivered in as little as 90 minutes to a target area within about 15 km from each warehouse store.
Costco stores currently available at Wolt
We currently have 7 stores.
People in Tokyo can also order!
Points to note when ordering Costco products from Wolt
While it is very convenient for non-Costco members to order Costco products from home, there are two things you should be aware of before ordering.
First of all, "the product may be canceled due to out of stock!".
Regarding this, Wolt secures the item at Costco stores on the delivery date, so if the item you ordered is out of stock at Costco at that time, the item you ordered may be canceled and you may not receive it.
Of course, in that case, you won't be charged for the canceled item, but if you ordered a main dish such as a staple food and it didn't arrive later, the damage to the dinner would be huge.
There are countermeasures such as ordering more in anticipation of running out of stock, or not ordering the main dish in the first place.
Unlike Wolt, "Huskycart", a company that specializes in shopping agency services for Costco products, has an option in case of out-of-stock to prevent such a thing, so it is very convenient.
Click here for Costco shopping agent service Huskycart.
Costco Grocery Same-day Delivery in Tokyo, Japan｜Huskycart
The second point you should be aware of is that the product price is different from the retail price!
Wolt is a very useful service, but it is never a volunteer and we seek profit to operate the service.
For that reason, not only the handling fee such as delivery fee and service charge, but also the price of the product itself is added.
From what I've seen, it's added about 20% to 35%.
Surprisingly high and surprised.
It varies depending on the product, so is it really a good deal? We will discuss these fees in more detail later.
Pros of Wolt x Costco
- Even non-members of Costco can order
- Can specify delivery time
- Same day delivery possible
- Order easily with the app
Cons of Wolt x Costco
- Possibility of out-of-stock products
- high price of items
- Minimum order amount (¥3000) required
- charge a fee
- Products may be spoiled or damaged
Is Costco really cheap at Wolt?
Compared to the actual price of going to a Costco store and buying it, it's obviously expensive.
However, if you don't have a car, or if you think about saving time such as gasoline and highway fees, it may be a good deal for some people.
Some of the products are discounted like this, and you can purchase them at almost the same price as the retail price.
By the way, in this image, the Oikos cost 998 yen, so it was about 360 yen ↑, and the dinner roll was about 120 yen ↑.
When you look at it like this, it seems surprisingly small, but if you buy an expensive product or a lot of products, it will be expensive.
[Wolt] app installation from here
Price comparison with vendors who deliver Costco products
Fee comparison table with Costco product agency / delivery company
|Service||Delivery fee||Service fee||Cool fee||etc||Total fee|
Price comparison of popular Costco products
Costco resellers also mark up the price of the base product itself.
This time, we compared the sales prices of Costco's popular products "Dinner Roll" and "Rotisserie Chicken".
|Service||Dinner Roll||Rotisserie Chicken|
|Onigo||No handling||No handling|
Introduction of Costco product delivery other than Wolt
In addition to Wolt, which we are introducing this time, it is possible to order delivery of Costco products depending on the area.
There were surprisingly many vendors that deal with Costco products, but here is an article that summarizes only those that are solid as a service.
Wolt Coupons and Discount Promo Codes
Walt has various promotions for a limited time.
Below is a promo code that will give you a discount! Please use it.
Wolt Coupon/Promotion Code
|Discount||1800円OFF(600yen × 3times)|
It is a first-time limited coupon that can be used at all Wolt stores, and there is no minimum order amount, so it is easy for anyone to use.
Also, since it is a coupon that can be used at food stores other than Costco, please use it if you are ordering for the first time!
How to order Costco products at Wolt
First, after installing the Wolt app and completing new membership registration, enter "Costco" in the store search. If the registered address is within the delivery area, it will be displayed like this.
Select the Costco Wholesale 〇〇 warehouse point for those who do not have an in-store product delivery service.
The over-the-counter product delivery service is a service where Wolt carries the products you purchased at the store on your behalf. The price is about 1500 yen per back size.
Once Costco is open, all you have to do is pick your favorite category and pick your favorite product!
Minimum order amount: ¥3000 is set, so you cannot place an order unless the total amount exceeds ¥3000.
- Special limited menu
- costco recommended groceries
- Side dish, chilled daily necessities
- Frozen food
- Eggs, milk, dairy products
- Vegetables, mushrooms, condiments
- Ham, sausage, processed meat products
- Fresh seafood, dried fish, processed products
- Retort and instant food
- Noodles, rice, cereal
- nuts and dry food
- Canned food, bottling, jam
- Soft drink
- instant beverage
- Daily necessities (detergent, etc.)
- Paper, kitchen miscellaneous goods
- medical hygiene products
- Oral care and beauty goods
- Face care and body care products
- Supplements/Health Foods
- general merchandise
- sporting goods
- Cart items
- Bedding, towels, mats, etc.
There are more than 1,500 types of products in the above 40 categories.
By the way, the delivery time can be reserved like this, and it will be delivered within 30 minutes of the decided time.
Peak time seems late…
In terms of usage, it is as easy as a general net supermarket.
In terms of apps, it's pretty similar to food delivery Uber Eats.
I actually ordered Costco products at Wolt!
I shop at Costco five times a week, and I've ordered from Wolt a few times in the past, including when I couldn't leave the house because I was taking care of my kids.
At that time, I ordered mangoes that were in season.
It was canceled due to a few missing items, but it was delivered to my home safely.
Costco mangoes are the best!
I have also ordered Costco products from online supermarket Onigo, which sells Costco products.
Wolt x Costco Reviews and Reputation
When I looked at word of mouth and reputation on SNS such as Twitter, the ratio of good and bad comments was exactly 5:5.
Did you enjoy reading this far?
The price is higher than buying at a store, such as fees, but I felt that it was very convenient for people who don't have a car in the first place!
The first time you use the service, you get a great deal thanks to promotions such as free commissions, so I think the best thing to do is try it out once, and then repeat it if you like it.
In addition to Wolt, there are many other great Costco delivery services, so be sure to compare and consider them.
Thank you for reading to the end!