To learn more about our complete suite of Costco services,
click on the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
ShareBuilder goes mobile
COMING THIS SUMMER, Costco’s online investing service through ShareBuilder will be launching
a mobile application for BlackBerry and iPhone.
Regardless of which platform you use, the
mobile experience will bring much convenience
to the smartphone in your hand. Using it, you’ll be
• Buy and sell stocks and ETFs, or place market,
limit or stop-loss orders right from your phone
• Check for the latest market news and
• Access ShareBuilder balances and positions
anywhere you have a signal in the U.S.
• Follow your favorite stocks via easy-to-create
• Securely transfer funds to and from your
ShareBuilder account and keep tabs on the
status of those transfers
Learn more about the mobile application by
visiting sharebuilder.com/sneakpeek. To open an
account, go to Costco.com, click on “Services” and
select “Online Investing.”
ShareBuilder is a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and is
not affiliated with Costco. ShareBuilder is a subsidiary of ING Bank, fsb.
Securities products are not FDIC insured, not bank guaranteed and may
lose value. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. BlackBerry®
and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research
In Motion Limited.
CREDIT-CARD TRANSACTIONS have
become more affordable for Costco members using the processing services provided
by Elavon. The qualified rate—the rate for
retail card-swiped transactions—was lowered by Elavon for Costco members to 1.48
percent plus 20 cents in the April interchange rate adjustment.
The cost of taking payments has risen
in the industry over the last few years, but
Costco members continue to see increased
savings with Elavon.
“Taking credit for less is what members
expect and what we aim to deliver,” says
Bernie Deckys, Costco Services manager.
For more information about credit-card
processing from Elavon, visit Costco.com
and click on “Services.”
All services are provided by third parties, may not be available in all areas and are subject to change without notice.
Some restrictions apply. See “Services” at Costco.com for applicable terms and conditions.
In the News
INTUIT, COSTCO’S PAYROLL service provider,
has launched its Small Business Employment
Index to provide a unique view of small-business employment trends.
This monthly index offers statistically
sound, near real-time data pulled from approximately 50,000 U.S. companies that use Intuit
Online Payroll. The data points measured are
small-business employment, hours worked
and compensation; the index focuses on
employment trends for companies with fewer
than 20 employees. Those small businesses
represent 87 percent of all U.S. companies
and employ nearly 20 million people.
to see the most recent index report, or for
more information, visit Costco.com and search
“Intuit Online Payroll.”
in two states
COSTCO MEMBERS in Oregon and Washington
whose vehicle factory warranties are near
expiration might want to check out the
Vehicle Protection Plans now available in
those two states.
The plans are designed to cover most
vehicles up to 10 model-years old with current
odometer mileage from 10,000 to 75,000 miles,
even if the vehicle is outside the factory warranty. Various deductibles and terms are available offering protection up to 125,000
odometer miles. Most main components are
covered, except for a short list of exclusions.
Plans include exclusive Costco member
pricing, 24-hour roadside assistance, towing
charges, car rental expense and travel coverage. Repair facilities are paid directly for covered repairs. Flexible interest-free payment
plans are available. Restrictions apply.
To request a quote or learn more, call toll-free 1-877-900-9077, or visit Costco.com and
Don’t forget to
use your Reward
on your next
trip to Costco.
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