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pnp Post time: 2019-9-3 15:18
Canadians are still shopping the old fashion way, drive miles to the store to shop n pick up their ...
Obviously, you have never shopped at Costco, nor have you ever been to Canada. You make us all sound like we live out in the country when you say we drive miles to the store to shop. I, for example, have both a Walmart and a Costco within 600 m of my home, as well as numerous banks, restaurants, and other retail shops and services.
The advantage of Costco is that it offers bulk shopping at discounted prices ... or so the advertisements say. It is advantageous for restaurant owners, for example, who like to purchase case lots of items. For the average consumer, a lot of electronic devices can be purchased cheaper than at specialty electronics stores, like Best Buy. Costco offers discounted clothing, as well as medical prescriptions, eyeglasses, tires, etc. Just don't buy jewellery there! Way too overpriced for the average consumer. Meat is also more expensive, but well worth it if you are buying for a large family or for, say, a picnic or bbq.
As for online shopping, that in itself is a huge market here. However, comparing the online shopping habits of a country with 1.4 billion people ... where nearly everything under the sun, including prescription drugs, is available, to a country with only 37 million, and much stricter consumer laws ... really is a moot point. There is no comparison between the two.