Every single Costco Photo Center will be permanently closing on February 14. In the first place, this eliminates the options for immediate purchase and pickup from the store. Additionally, Costco Photo Books no longer offers services such as ink refills, passport photos, photo restoration, and video transfer to digital. Costco may no longer offer its 1-hour photo service, but that does not mean they no longer deal with photographs. Having prints of your photos shipped to you is still an option on their website.
Canvas prints, photo blankets, and bright mugs are just a few of the additional items you can order. Online Costco Photo Books will provide services such as custom canvas, metal, and acrylic prints, photo books, stationery, calendars, and gifts. According to a letter sent to Costco’s photo customers, the retailer will no longer provide passport photos, photo restoration, ink refills or DVD transfers for customers to purchase online.
1. Have Photographs Printed At Costco
The ordering process on the Costco Black Friday Deals Photo Books center website is unchanged. Your first order of business is to sign up for a Costco photo account. If you have an account, sign in if not, enter your email address and choose a password to create a new one. Everything sold in your neighborhoods Costco’s photography section is now available in one convenient online marketplace.
After selecting the desired dimensions and layout, simply upload your photos and you’re done. The only change is that you can’t choose store pickup anymore. Which means it will take between 5 and 12 business days for the pictures to arrive at your home.
2. Some Equivalents to Costco’s One-Hour Photo Service
This service is available elsewhere besides just Costco Photo Books Centers. Shops like Wal-Mart, CVS, and Walgreens have self-service photo labs where you can order prints and pick them up later. You can create prints and photo presents on their websites and apps and have they delivered the next day. Even if Costco no longer prints passport photos, you can still get them for less than a dollar at most copy shops.
3. They Offer Free Shipping at Costco’s Photo Center
Free shipping is only available for standard prints ranging in size from 4 inches by 6 inches to 8 inches by 12 inches, and the delivery time for these orders is between 5 and 12 business days. A faster shipping option is available for a fee of $14.99 minimum. To facilitate printing multiple images at once, the app also allows you to design customized printing templates.
4. A Parting Opinion on Costco’s Photo Service
Although Costco’s physical Photo Centers are no longer open, you can still get prints from them on their website. Unfortunately, we can no longer offer in-store pickup at this time, shipping is the only option. If you need passport pictures, you can get them from Passport Photo Online and have they printed at most local photo shops for less than a dollar for a set of four in a standard format.
5. Photo Books Have an Additional Benefit
Young people find them fascinating. Grab a stack of family photo albums if they’re restless or you need an hour to yourself which is amazing in toddler time. Having the ability to read will open up a whole new world of entertainment, especially if they can read about their own lives as they progress.