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Costco Customer Service

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Costco's Best Phone Number

800-774-2678
Toll-free·Calls Customer Service·Most popular Costco number
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How do I talk to a live human at Costco?

A:Press 0
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Does Costco offer 24 hour customer service?

A:Not at this number; hours here are Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm PST. The least busy day is Sunday, and the most busy day is Wednesday.
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How long will I wait on hold?

A:The average hold time is 10 minutes. The longest hold times are on Friday, and the shortest are on Thursday. How is this calculated?

Costco Customer Phone Numbers

Costco.com Customer Service

800-955-2292
Toll-free · Mon-Fri 5am-8pm, Sat-Sun 5am-7pm PST · For Costco.com questions. Press 2 then 3 · Help with an order you already placed, press 1. Product info or help placing an order online, press 2. Status of return or refund, press 3. Help with membership, press 4.

Executive Reward Program

800-220-6000
Toll-free · 24 hours, 7 days · Press 55. Press 0 for operator. · Membership, rewards & services information, press 1. City visa and payment options accepted, press 2. Orders, returns, and all other website inquiries, press 3. Warehouse product and returns info, Costco business hours & address, press 4. Costco travel, press 5. Shop card questions, press 6.

How do I get through the phone menu to a live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this Costco phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Press 0
Here is how our research team describes the way the Costco phone system greets you: Membership, rewards & services information, press 1. City visa and payment options accepted, press 2. Orders, returns, and all other website inquiries, press 3. Warehouse product and returns info, Costco business hours & address, press 4. Costco travel, press 5. Shop card questions, press 6.
Below are some clips we've found from Costco's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:

Heard when the phone system first answers

"Thank you for calling Costco Wholesale. For information including membership, executive two percent rewards, and Costco services, press one. For information on the Costco City Visa, Costco shop card, and payment options accepted at Costco, press two."
Excerpt from a call with Costco
Friday, January 12, 2024 6:06 PM

They may ask you to enter information with the dial pad

"Thank you for calling Costco Wholesale. For information including membership, executive two percent rewards, and Costco services, press one. For information on the Costco city Visa, Costco shop card, and payment options accepted at Costco, press two. For Costco dot com orders, in order to better assist you, please have your membership number ready.
Member numbers are located on the back of either your membership card your Costco city Visa, or on the membership tab in the Costco app and start with the number one, three, or eight.
Please enter your Costco member number now followed by the pound sign."
Excerpt from a call with Costco
Thursday, February 29, 2024 4:07 PM

The first phone menu

"For Costco travel, press five.
Thank you for calling Costco Wholesale. For information including membership, executive two percent rewards, and Costco services, press one.
For information on the Costco Citi Visa, Costco shop card, and payment options accepted at Costco, press two."
Excerpt from a call with Costco
Thursday, April 25, 2024 3:51 PM

After you press 1

"In order to better assist you, please have your membership number ready. Member numbers are located on the back of either your membership card your Costco city Visa, or on the membership tab in the Costco app and start with the number one, three, or eight. Please enter your Costco member number now followed by the pound sign.
Need more time to find your member number? Press one.
Not a member yet? Press two."
Excerpt from a call with Costco
Saturday, January 6, 2024 1:14 AM

What are the hours and when should I call?

Costco operates the call center for this 800-774-2678 phone number Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm PT. The short answer is that you should call on a Tuesday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 388 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this Costco phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like Costco staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.

The least busy time to call

The least busy day to call Costco is Sunday. The most busy day to call is Wednesday, which averages 171% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 388 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.
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The shortest wait on hold

We measured the shortest hold times to be on Thursday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Friday.

The best time to call Costco

In summation, the best day to call Costco is Tuesday.

Calling this Costco Customer Number

Jeff Whelpley is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Dec 18, 2023

My Costco membership has allowed me to get some products at good discounts. However, I don’t have a current membership card, so I called the customer service number at 800-774-2678 to see if the company could update it over the phone. In addition to membership inquiries, consumers might call Costco customer service to ask about store locations or products.

My call began with a voice response system letting me know I had reached Costco Wholesale and offered some prompts for getting assistance. I could press one for membership, executive rewards, or services, which is what I did. The voice told me to have my member number ready.

I had no idea where my old Costco membership card was, so when the system directed me to enter the member number, I couldn't do that. It told me if I needed time to find my number, I could press one, and if I was not a member yet, I should press two. I selected two, hoping I would get to a representative.

The system told me I could sign up for a new membership at the local Costco membership counter or go to the customer service webpage and search for a new member option. The system then instructed me to press star to repeat the information or hold for the next available representative.

I remained on hold, and the system said again that it was transferring me to the next available representative. It then informed me that the company records calls for quality assurance.

The system told me it was experiencing longer hold times due to high call volume and apologized. It said expected wait time was 12 minutes. Then, it said that all the representatives were busy with other customers and someone would answer my call in the order they received it. After that, I listened to music playing for about two minutes before I decided to end the call.

Based on the automated system’s information, I could have spoken with a representative if I had waited 12 minutes. That was more time than I was willing to spend waiting, and going to the website seemed like a good idea because I didn’t want to drive to the Costco store.

When I pulled up the website, I saw a button that allowed me to renew my membership. Clicking on the button took me to a login page for current members and an area where new members can sign up.

Overall, the call was okay. The menu prompts were not excessive, and the system’s recommendation concerning where to find what I needed on the website was accurate and the most convenient option.

Jeff truly believes that all customers deserve good service. He’s been building tools, inventing phone tree hacks and helping customers since before his days at GetHuman. He's also a Google GDE and involved in the Angular community.

Why Customers Call Costco

If you have time to do a bit of reading before you call Costco, we recommend you read over some of our problem-specific articles.

Is It Possible to Merge Two Costco Accounts?

First, sign in to your Costco account. Click Manage My Households to merge your Costco membership. You'll see a drop-down menu with your current household members. Verify the new member's ID. Select Merge Two Memberships from the menu. A pop-up window will appear with an option to merge an existing account. Select Merge Account to complete the process.

What is Costco Travel?

Costco Travel is a specialized online travel agency that offers exclusive deals and discounts to Costco members. It provides a wide range of travel services, including vacation packages, cruises, rental cars, and hotel bookings. Costco Travel aims to provide its members with exceptional value, quality, and reliability in their travel experiences. By leveraging the buying power of Costco, they negotiate competitive prices and added benefits, such as room upgrades and onboard credits, to ensure a more affordable and rewarding travel experience for their members. Whether planning a family vacation, romantic getaway, or business trip, Costco Travel offers a convenient and cost-effective platform to research, book, and manage all travel arrangements with unparalleled customer service and savings.

Can I earn Costco Cash or rewards through Costco Travel bookings?

Yes, customers can earn Costco Cash or rewards through bookings made with Costco Travel. Costco Executive Members are eligible to earn an annual 2% reward on eligible Costco Travel purchases, up to a maximum of $1,000 in Costco Cash rewards. These rewards are received as a certificate that can be redeemed for merchandise or gas at Costco warehouses in the United States. To qualify for the reward, the customer must be an active Costco Executive Member at the time of travel. Furthermore, the reward amount is based on the price of the eligible travel purchase, excluding taxes, service fees, and any additional costs. Costco Travel provides an excellent opportunity for members to earn rewards while enjoying exclusive travel benefits.

Top Costco customer service problems

Click the link above to get answers to just about any Costco customer service question, including step by step guides for the most complex issues. You can also detail a new issue and get answers instantly.
Below is a sample of recent calls to Costco, and their purpose. Are any of these similar to the reason you are trying to call?
Inquiring about utility tents: "Do you guys still carry those metal tube frame utility tents and separate coverings, like a ten by twenty kind, for cars and yard equipment?"
- From a call lasting 18m 19s , May 19, 2024 11:03 PM
Membership cancellation: "Hey. Hi. I need to cancel my membership."
- From a call lasting 8m 37s , Apr 24, 2024 6:13 PM
Store availability inquiry: "I'm just trying to see what the availability is for small apartment freezers."
- From a call lasting 7m 40s , Apr 8, 2024 7:49 PM
Membership cancellation: "I'd like to cancel our membership."
- From a call lasting 3m 24s , Mar 24, 2024 6:36 PM
Order placement issue: "I'm having trouble placing an order online and it keeps asking me to verify my address."
- From a call lasting 3m 15s , Mar 17, 2024 10:55 PM
Updating contact information: "I need to update my email and phone number in my account."
- From a call lasting 16m 44s , Mar 17, 2024 2:55 PM
Issue with LG TV remote: "Last night, the remote keeps clicking a button up and down, can't interact with the TV properly."
- From a call lasting 28m 26s , Mar 2, 2024 2:01 AM
Identity theft report: "Someone has stolen my identity and made a purchase using my information with Costco."
- From a call lasting 31m 33s , Mar 1, 2024 1:18 AM
Questions about executive membership: "I have an executive membership, and since we're not using Costco anymore, I was wondering if this is a good time for me to switch back to a regular membership."
- From a call lasting 11m 39s , Feb 29, 2024 4:07 PM
Inquiring about account balance: "I need my balance and I need to know when my next payment is due."
- From a call lasting 8m 12s , Feb 21, 2024 7:17 PM

More Costco Customer Service Contacts

There are of course other ways to contact Costco customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.

Costco Customer Service Live Chat

customerservice.costco.com - Customer Service
Click "Chat Us" in the lower right
If phone-based customer service is not available, or the wait times are long, many people prefer chat as a next-best option. Some even prefer it to calling on the phone. Luckily, Costco provides this option.

Costco Customer Email Addresses

Corresponding with a customer service department by email may not be your first choice, especially if your issue is urgent or time-sensitive. But email is a nearly ubiquitous form of communication, and Costco will reply our your email.

Costco Customer Service on Facebook / Messenger

Some customer service teams, like that of Costco, accept inquiries through Facebook Messenger. This is a good option if you have a Facebook account, and you may even be able to converse live with an agent this way.

Costco Customer Help Desk / Web Support

customerservice.costco.com - Customer Service
Online customer service support
customerservice.costco.com - Customer Service
Online customer service support
As a last, sometimes only, resort- Costco customer service can be accessed through their website. This can entail digging through help articles before finding a form and "being allowed" to submit a problem to their team, and rarely leads to a real-time conversation, which is why GetHuman does not recommend this unless it's the only way.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is Costco's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a Costco agent. This phone number is Costco's best phone number because 58,182 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 800-774-2678 include Store Feedback, Membership Question, Renew Membership, Refund a Charge, Missing Order and other customer service issues. The Costco call center that you call into has employees from Washington and is open Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm PT according to customers. In total, Costco has 3 phone numbers. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to Costco representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

GetHuman does not provide call center services or customer support operations for Costco. The two organizations are not related. GetHuman builds free tools and shares information to help customers of companies like Costco. For large companies that includes tools such as our GetHuman Phone, which allows you to call a company but skip the part where you wait on the line to get a live human rep. We continue to work on these tools to help customers like you (and ourselves!) navigate the messy phone menus, hold times, and confusion with customer service. As long as you keep sharing it with your friends and loved ones, we'll keep doing it.

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