6 Reasons the Wealthy Love Shopping at Costco

A recent comparison study of Costco and Sam's Club shoppers found that Costco shoppers tend to be higher income.  So what is it about Costco that appeals to the rich?

High-Quality Products

The store boasts a wide range of premium-quality products at prices that are hard to beat.

International Items

Costco sells a wide variety of international items that can appeal to the jet-setting elite.

Organic Food

Those seeking organic foods will typically find a wider selection at Costco than Sam's Club.

Excellent Customer Service

Costco's excellent reputation for customer service and satisfaction has helped them build a loyal following among their affluent clientele.


Membership is pricier at Costco than at its competitor, Sam's Club, which can add to its appeal to the wealthy.

Bulk Buys

Although buying items in bulk can save you money in the long term, it does require more money upfront.