All Photography Centers at Costco will be closed soon.
In a message titled “Important Announcement for Photo Center” posted on Costco Photo Center website, The retailer said image sections across all Costco locations will close on February 14.
Some services will be available on the website for delivery, including prints, enlargements and posters; Static greeting cards and photos; Photo books and calendars. Photo blankets and other photo gifts; And commercial printing products.
After the centers close, some other services such as ink refilling, passport photos, photo recovery and YesVideo Home Movie Transfer Service will not be available, Costco said in the announcement.
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Costco representatives told USA TODAY that the company “has no comment at this time” on the decision to close photo sections and have not confirmed how many clubs have photo sections. Some consumers said on social media that their photography centers were previously closed
In an email sent to members, Costco discussed the factors that led to the decision to close positions.
“Since the introduction of camera phones and social media, the need to print photos has declined sharply, although the number of images captured continues to increase,” the message said. “After careful consideration, we determined that the continuing decline in publications no longer required on-site photo printing.”
Costco advised customers to receive remaining orders in clubs by March 28.
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