Costco Reinstates Purchase Limits On Certain Warehouse Items, Including Toilet Tissue

Costco is reinstating its purchase limits on certain items in its warehouses, such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies, water and other items due to demand fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reasoning behind this, according to CFO Richard Galanti, is that the company wants to make sure its items are kept on shelves even if there is a shortage in the supply chain.

“A year ago there was a shortage of goods,” Galanti told CNBC. “Now they have a lot of cargo, but there are two or three week delays in getting them delivered because there is a limit to the short term changes in trucking and supplier delivery needs, so it really is. all over. “

Last week, the company struggled to fill toilet paper orders, warning customers they could face delays in receiving their orders.

“Due to the increased volumes, you may experience a slight delay in processing this order,” the Costco customer service team noted in an order confirmation email obtained by Fox Business.

The retailer had already anticipated this situation in an alert on its updated website in late August, warning customers that “some warehouses may have temporary item limits on certain items.”

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