Costco Is Closing All Photo Departments Next Month!


It's the end of an era at Costco because the company just announced on the Costco Photo Center website that all photo departments will close on February 14th. Some services will still be available on the Costco Photo Center website for delivery to home or business including:

  • Prints, Enlargements & Posters
  • Stationery & Photo Greeting Cards
  • Canvas, Metal & Acrylic Prints
  • Photo Books & Calendars
  • Photo Blankets & Other Photo Gifts
  • Business Printing Products

However, the following services will not be available after Sunday, February 14, 2021:

  • Ink Refill
  • Passport Photos
  • Photo Restoration
  • YesVideo Home Movie Transfer Service

An email was sent to members discussing the factors that led to the decision to close the photo department.

"Since the introduction of camera phones and social media, the need for printing photos has steeply declined, even though the number of pictures taken continues to grow. After careful consideration, we have determined the continued decline of prints no longer requires on-site photo printing."

Costco advises for customers to pick up remaining photo orders by March 28th.

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