On-sites offer employee
Take, for example, the Western Michigan Here is how a Costco on-site works.
Women’s Expo. More than 150 women who Who: Businesses with 15 or more
attended the expo found Costco’s booth to employees that want to offer the benefit of
their liking. Says Robyn Teeter, marketing Costcomembership to their employees.
manager at Costco’s Grand Rapids ware- What: Membership reception. Costco
house, “One hundred and fifty-four people provides light refreshments and sets up a dis-signed up for a Costco membership in the play of products and services. The reception
three days we were there. That doubled our usually takes a couple of hours.
total from last year.” Where: Most on-sites take place on the On-site membership receptions introduce
COSTCO’S MARKETING TEAMS will go to show people that we carry more than 50-
just about anywhere in the neighborhood to roll packs of toilet paper and humongous jars
promote their local warehouse. of mayonnaise.”
Opportunities like these are called Costco premises of a local business (lunchroom, con- Costco to businesses and their employees.
on-site membership receptions. If you own a ference room, etc.).
business and have employees who are not yet When: Any time of day, depending on says. “We love the positive word-of-mouth.
Costco members, “on-sites” are an effective the needs of the business. It’s one of our greatest advertising tools.”
way of showing people what Costco has to Why: Special offers may be available —Mark E. Stroder
offer and giving people an easy way to sign at the time of sign-ups, such as a Costco
up. With a Costco Gold Star membership— Cash card or Passport To Savings coupons,
just $50 a year, including a free household with thousands of dollars in savings from Connecting
card—your employees can take advantage of manufacturers. If you would like to schedule an on-site at
great savings on thousands of high-end On-sites are a terrific eye-opener, Robyn your business, contact the marketing man-
brand-name products and services. notes. “Many of the women who signed up [at ager at your local Costco. For information on
“We bring all kinds of merchandise to the Women’s Expo] were at Costco’s front a virtual on-site, contact affinitymarketing
these on-sites,” Robyn explains. “The object is door at 9: 30 the next day, ready to shop,” she
@costco.com or call 1-888-668-9668.
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