How to Stop Shopping Online at Costco
The online grocery retailer Costco has come under fire from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for what it claims is an inadequate safety protocol for online shoppers.
Costco said in a statement Tuesday that the company will not implement a program that would make its stores “less safe” in the event of a terrorist attack.
The U.K.-based retailer said it will implement a system that would “ensure that any online purchases made are not taken from any Costco retail store and stored securely and securely in the secure systems of the company’s corporate networks.”
The move comes amid growing concerns about the safety of online shopping and a series of terrorist attacks over the last few years that have targeted shopping malls, malls, and schools.
The chamber’s announcement follows a similar move by Amazon.com, which said Tuesday it will begin testing new online security measures for shoppers.
“We believe the Costco store is the safest and most secure online store, and will continue to monitor and improve security measures in the future,” Amazon spokesman David Karp said in an emailed statement.
“Our mission is to ensure that people in the U., and around the world, have access to quality products, at reasonable prices, and at the highest quality.
This is why we will continue the work to increase online security for consumers, especially for those who shop on the go.”
The statement was sent on behalf of Costco, which also said it was reviewing “the safety of its stores and online marketplace.”
Costco’s announcement comes as shoppers increasingly use online shopping sites like Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba to find goods and services, including apparel and household items.
The online shopping giant has been working with its retailers to make sure that shoppers do not get hacked by hackers or other online criminals.