Costco membership becomes digital.
The wholesale dealer launched their digital membership card this week, according to an Instagram post Thursday.
Now, members do not have to wander through their wallets to find their physical card on the door or checkout line. Instead, all they need is a smartphone and the Costco app.
"The digital membership card is now available on the Costco app," said the Instagram post. "Create a Costco.com account to access your card."
Configuring the digital membership card takes six steps, according to the reseller's website, and begins by downloading the Costco app. The process also requires member verification online.
The digital membership card can only be used in stores in the United States and Canada.
It is currently not accepted at Costco gas stations, according to a comment on the Instagram post.
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Previous This month, Issaquah, the Washington-based member wholesaler, reported that comparable sales were up last month, even as many dealers have struggled.
In fact, the company has even become a popular store for buying clothes.
Despite the absence of mounting rooms and window windows, the member-based chain sells more than $ 7 billion a year in clothing and footwear sales, which is more than clothing retailers like Old Navy or Ralph Lauren, reported The Washington Post earlier this month.  CLICK HERE TO GET THAT FOX BUSINESS APP
Although people are turning more to online shopping, most of Costa's business continues in the store, with sales of clothing increasing by about 9 percent each year since 2015, according to the outlet.  What helps is that the chain sells brands like Calvin Klein, Birkenstock and Tommy Hilfiger – as well as Costco's Kirkland Signature brand – at lower prices than other stores, The Post reported.
FOX Business & # 39; James Leggate contributed to this report.