Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale are similar membership-based warehouse stores that offer a wide variety of products and services.
The only significant difference between Sam’s Club and Costco is the cost of membership — Sam’s Club costs $15 less annually.
BJ’s, which filed for an IPO on Thursday, differs from the other two stores in a few ways, including the presence of a self-checkout option and the lack of a food court. BJ’s locations used to have food courts, but most are being replaced by Dunkin’ Donuts kiosks.
I went to a Costco and Sam’s Club in New York and a BJ’s in New Jersey and found that the costs were comparable, but BJ’s would rank lowest because it didn’t have as much to offer.
Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale are membership-based warehouse stores selling groceries, clothing, furniture, and, well, lots of other stuff.
All three stores offer eye and ear exams, a pharmacy, one-hour photo services, and either a food court or kiosk at affordable prices. Even the return policies are similar, though BJ’s stops accepting items after a year, while Costco and Sam’s Club will do so for most items at any …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Finance