As if Amazon’s cashier-less mini-mart wasn’t enough, looks like Costco decided to take a page out of their book. Costco is now testing food kiosks at limited locations in the United States. Thanks to a recent video by Foodbeast’s News Bites, we were able to get a small glimpse into this new food kiosk system.
Here’s how it works: You head to one of the kiosks in the Costco food court. Choose the foods that you want to order on the screen, swipe your card, and simply head over to the pickup window! It makes ordering for the family (or even grabbing a quick lunch) that much easier.
According to Foodbeast, the location testing these kiosks is in Tustin, California. They are also allegedly being tested in Tucson, Arizona, and Convington, Washington. We reached out to Costco for a comment, who does not have a reply at the moment.
Although this kiosk does make ordering food much easier, cashier-less shopping has certainly become a trend—and people don’t exactly know how to feel about it. Does creating an efficient cashier-free mini-mart, like Amazon’s recent venture in Seattle, really make for a stress-free shopping experience? Or is it simply a way for technology to advance, kicking actual cashiers right out of their seats? Only time will tell. But for now, we can only hope that Costco will test out these new kiosks at our local locations soon.
However you may feel about cashier-less shopping, one thing is certain: Costco is still a spectacular place to get a cheap and easy meal. Speaking of Costco, we have a few tricks that can save you tons of money and can even show you how to shop without a Costco membership!