Current news for Costco members
Program adds new
tool and California
To learn more about the complete suite of Costco services,
click on the “Services” link at costco.com or call 1-800-220-6000.
FOR MORE THAN 11 years, Costco and
Elavon (formerly NOVA) have collaborated
to bring value to credit-card processing services for merchants. Costco members who
depend on payment-card or check transactions will find that Costco membership provides big savings, particularly for Executive
Elavon’s call center is staffed by knowledgeable consultants who know the special
Costco member benefits and can make recommendations for services that match the
needs of a particular business member.
After years with a service provider merchants often become complacent, reluctant to
change. But switching to Elavon as your processing provider is simple, and may not
require a change of bank.
Other considerations include:
• Payment-card-industry security standards
have changed drastically; older terminals
and software might lack current security
features. Elavon’s equipment helps keep
THE NEW BUSINESS insurance program
through Safeco Insurance Company continues
to be test-marketed in four states—Michigan,
New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas. Members
can find a brochure about the program’s features and benefits in those states.
Now, via costco.com, members in
Michigan and Texas can get a quote online
with the first such tool for consumers in the
industry. Other states are scheduled to get this
Costco members in several non-test states
are also eligible for the same program discount
rates. California is the most recent state added
to that list, which includes Arizona, Colorado,
Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Virginia
This program is designed to save businesses money with discounts of up to 10 percent on businessowner’s and commercial auto
policies. For more information, call toll-free
1-877-428-8619, or go to costco.com and
search “commercial insurance.”
your business compliant.
• Elavon’s electronic check service makes
accepting checks easier.
• Elavon consultants can help you determine
your payment- and credit-card processing
needs, from start-up through the growth of
Executive Members pay no application or
monthly statement fees. Learn how you can
save on credit-card, check or gift-card processing with Elavon. Call toll-free 1-800-
848-6706 and refer to source code 83118, or
go to costco.com and enter “Elavon” in the
In Texas, insurance is being offered by the following Safeco
insurance company: American Economy Insurance Company.
Product availability varies by state. Not all products are available in all states.
to use your
Costco Auto Program
drives green alternatives
INFLATED GAS PRICES are putting a
squeeze on household budgets.
Hybrid vehicles are becoming a popular
solution because of their fuel efficiency and
environmental credentials. However, increasing consumer demand for such vehicles affects
The Costco Auto Program (CAP) can
help. CAP details are available on costco.com
and include a “Go Green” page to help you
locate a fuel-efficient vehicle that fits your
needs. It lists models by manufacturer and
identifies which models are currently in high
demand and low supply.
For more information, go to costco.com
and enter “auto buying” in the search box.
Then enter your zip code; on the auto buying
home page, click the “Go Green” button.
Need an express
SUCCESS IN BUSINESS requires careful
attention to the bottom line. It’s not about
sacrificing quality, but about finding smart
values that get the job done while saving you
money. That’s just what DHL’s unique
ShipReady Box is designed to achieve.
DHL’s ShipReady Box benefits
• Second-day delivery service without any
weight restrictions for one inclusive fee to
and from the 48 contiguous states
• Can be filled with as much material as can
be safely transported
• Drop-off at any of DHL’s more than 27,000
convenient locations (find the nearest location at
• Total tracking visibility
• Guaranteed on-time delivery
“This is a great value and service-added
solution for our members that only Costco
and DHL can offer,” says Bernie Deckys,
Costco services manager. “This service will
be attractive to small-business owners and
infrequent shippers, combining a sharp price
with ultimate convenience.”
For more information, call toll-free
1-800-514-0351, or go to costco.com and
enter “ShipReady” in the search box.