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Pre-Arrival Grocery Stocking - Costco Grocery Outlet

Park City, Utah 
Costco Grocery Outlet - Pickup or Delivery

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Park City is home to over 8,200 full-time residents with hundreds of rental properties catering to affluent vacationers. Throughout the year, plenty of activities take place that attract many visitors who may not have enough time or interest to shop for groceries before they arrive. Therefore, setting up a store location handling pre-arrival grocery pickup and/or delivery is worth consideration.

Costco Stocks Your Inventory

Co-Op Shoppers approach to setting up Costco pickup locations does not require inventory as items are ordered in advance for pickup and/or delivery at a scheduled time. Minimal space is required and waste eliminated.

Is it Legal

Costco Wholesale, as the name implies, allows businesses with the Costco Business membership to purchase items for resale

Costco Salt Lake City - Best of Both Worlds

Unique Costco Shopping Hours:

Mon-Fri. 07:00AM - 08:30PM
Sat. 09:30AM - 06:00PM
Sun. 10:00AM - 06:00PM

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Taking advantage of early morning and late afternoon business hours simplifies shopping and offers an ideal opportunity for pickup/delivery scheduling.

Costco Business Center - Even More Opportunity

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Costco Business Centers offer a wide range of food items and other products specifically designed for business owners.

Breakroom Restocking - Business Supplies

Restaurant and other business owners shop at Costco and enjoy pricing lower than suppliers such as Sysco. Suppliers bank on the convenience of online ordering and delivery scheduling, both available with Co-Op Shopper stores.  

Costco Business Centers usually carry 70% of items different than those found in Warehouses. Salt Lake Costco, as a hybrid warehouse/business center, and larger, carries an additional 4,000 SKUs.

Plenty of Upside Potential

At the Supermarket

Consider setting up an affiliate program with Shopper Microsites to calculate delivery fees and affiliate compensation. Microsites have an identity making it easy to track sales and notify affiliates in realtime.

Advanced Store Feature

Take your Co-Op Shopper store to the next level with split-item shopping. This advance feature requries a bit more effort and may include handling inventory from multipacks. Inventory is limited and made available to walk-in shoppers.

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Operational Analysis

Current Grocery Delivery Services In the Park City Area

Dumpling Shoppers

Park City has two delivery services using the Dumpling Resort grocery delivery platform. Dumpling started as platform competing with Instacart.  

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Park City Express is the first Dumpling shopping platform to enter the market. They have relationships with several of the local property management companies that link their site for those booking rentals to pre-order groceries. Although illegal, this company offers liquor delivery at the checkout page of their website. 

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Comestibles is also a Dumpling shopping platform in the Park City area that started early 2023. 

Online store (not user-friendly with mobile devices) that also includes bundles of grocery items that vacationers may like. Buys from stores in Park City. 

Service Fees: $20.00/hour shopping & delivery fee and a 22% service fee (calculated on the cost of goods purchased) added to the order total.

Online form to build your grocery list.  Buys from stores in Park City. 

Service Fees: $25 per hour plus 25% of the cost of items purchased. Minimum 1 hour fee.

Website is a food blog/grocery ordering platform requiring users to create a shopping list on the form provided. Buys from stores in Park City. 

Service Fees: Minimum $35 order, 20% service fee plus $35 delivery fee.

Online form to build your grocery list.  Buys from stores in Park City. 

Service Fees: A 25% service fee (calculated on items purchased) added to your order total & a $35 shopping/delivery fee per $1000 of items purchased.

Minimal website asking customers to send her their shopping list.   

Service Fees: $25 A HOUR WITH A 1 HOUR MINIMUM PLUS 25% OF TOTAL OF PURCHASE, THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE GRATUITY FOR YOUR SHOPPER OR DELIVERY DRIVER. IN ORDER TO AVOID A SMALL ORDER FEE OF $20 ALL ORDERS SHOULD BE OVER $125.

Concierge service that includes grocery shopping/delviery. Offers service in Nantucket and Park City.

Service Fees: Not listed.

Co-Op Shopper Business Analysis

The success or failure of a business depends on the individuals or team running it. However, to understand and make progress, numbers are essential. 

Our Shopper Business Analyzer tool helps with "what-if" scenarios that can aid in moving forward.

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