Closing Costco Photo Centers

Good News For Transfer Businesses

The company is closing Costco Photo Centers effective February 14, 2021. Costco had already closed some of them a couple years ago. But now they say ” the need for printing photos has steeply declined, even though the number of pictures taken continues to grow. After careful consideration, we have determined the continued decline of prints no longer requires on-site photo printing.” According to their web site “The following products will remain available on the Costco Photo Center website for delivery to home or business:
Prints, Enlargements & Posters
Stationery & Photo Greeting Cards
Canvas, Metal & Acrylic Prints
Photo Books & Calendars
Photo Blankets & Other Photo Gifts
Business Printing Products
The following services will not be available after Sunday, February 14, 2021:
Ink Refill
Passport Photos
Photo Restoration
YesVideo Home Movie Transfer Service”

That’s good news for all transfer businesses including mine. I will be visiting my local Costcos and giving out business cards and maybe small posters for their employee areas. YesVideo is the wholesaler that does video and other transfers for many large retail outlets like Costco, CVS, Walmart, Best Buy and others. Closing Costco Photo Centers is a good thing for small business owners who do video and other transfers.

Thanks to Stu Sweetow for catching this news. Thanks Stu!