Why does Costco always close so early?
March 22, 2011 6:35 PM Subscribe
Why does Costco have such inconvenient hours?
posted by invisible ink to shopping (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Taking into account various factors (finding parking, the crowds, the enormous size of the warehouse, the amount of seasonal merchandise available, etc), I need at least two hours for a good Costco run. I work 9:30AM-6PM and am usually home by 7PM. Needless to say, the hours at my local Costco
just don't cut it for me. Weekends are such a madhouse for the free food samples, I gave up on weekend Costco runs a long time ago. I don't understand - in this day and age with so many people working longer or unconventional hours, why does Costco persist in closing (relatively) early? Is it related to their fair labor practices? Help maintain profits?