Costco shutting down in-store photo services
I received the following e-mail from Costco this morning:
I've found Costco photo printing to be of uniformly good quality and wouldn't expect that the shift to a centralized lab will affect this. The major loss is in convenience (ability to upload files and retrieve prints within a few hours at a nearby Costco location).Dear Costco members,
We are writing to inform you about the upcoming closure of the photo department at all Costco locations on Sunday, February 14, 2021.
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.
Digital technologies allow consumers to do more with their photos, including the ability to personalize canvas, metal prints, or create photo books, greeting cards, calendars and other gifts. We will continue to ship these high quality products and prints to your home or business through the Costco Photo Center website, CostcoPhotoCentre.ca.
Costco’s home movie video transfer, passport photo, custom framing & plaquing and ink cartridge refill services will no longer be available.
Costco values your patronage and hopes to continue serving you in the future.
If you have any photo orders at your local Costco location, please pick them up by March 28, 2021.
If you have questions regarding the Photo Centre, the Costco Management Staff at your local Costco location will be able to help you.
Costco Photo Centre
I've not used their framing, passport photo, or ink refill services, so can't comment on those.