closest gas station or Hearing Aid Center.
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CC: Can you read product reviews on
the mobile version?
RW: Yes. You’ll see when you scroll
through a list of products or search results
that some items will display the stars that
indicate a product review. Many warehouse
items are also on Costco.com with reviews, so
it’s wise to consult your mobile device when
shopping at the warehouse.
CC: Does the mobile platform facilitate
any SMS texting promotions?
RW: SMS text messaging does not depend
on the mobile platform, but we are launching
a new SMS text option at the same time. On
a cellphone, members can send the word
“Costco” to 71034 to opt in to receive text alerts
via their phone. ;e alerts will be about new
products, when coupons are coming in the
mail, special events coming to their area, new
service programs, etc.
CC: In conclusion, how will the mobile
platform help Costco members?
RW: We recognize how needs are changing; the mobile platform provides our members with a convenient way to access Costco.
com, and establishes a bridge between online
and warehouse shopping. C
Gift items galore Photo calendars, canvas prints and photo books can now be ordered through the Photo Center at Costco. com for pickup at 1-Hour Photo in the warehouse (also avail- able via mail delivery). • Photo calendars how your photos and 12 months at a glance, measure 8½ by 11 inches and are usually ready in ;ve days. • Canvas enlargements of your pho- tos make impressive gi;s, are available in 10 sizes and are usually ready in ;ve days. • Photo books let you show o; a col- lection of your photos in a double-sided book format of up to 100 pages. Multi- ple designs and colors are available. ;e books use heavy paper, measure 11¼ by 8¾ inches and are usually ready in ;ve days. Converting old home movies, videos and 35 mm slides to DVD makes for touching holiday gifts for family and friends. Take those old media to 1-Hour CONTINUED FROM PAGE 85
Photo to start preserving memories for
about three weeks.
;e Photo Center
on Costco.com o;ers a
variety of photo gift
items that are exclusively mail delivery.
photo throw is a popular gi;, oversized at 54
by 70 inches, and washable and durable—a great way to preserve memories
and stay snug.
Other custom Photo Center gi;s
include tote bags, a deluxe calendar,
mousepads and photo mugs. Visit
Costco.com and click on “Photo” at the
top of the page.
If this is the year you discover this
long-running program, chances are
you’ll make photo greeting cards and
custom photo gi;s from Costco a holiday tradition, just as so many other families have. Spread the cheer.
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