Here in Australia, I would consider “Costco” to be a “shop”. And they name
themselves as “Costco Wholesale”. While they do require a membership, that
membership is open to anyone without restrictions. Except for the need of a
membership (which they happily sell you for 60 bucks the first time you come
buy) there is no appreciable difference between shopping at Costco or any other
retailer. (And people use the term shopping or grocery shopping in relation to
going to Costco.)
I personally think that “shop=wholesale” is a reasonable tag for Costcos in
Australia (and I think the same applies in the US, membership open to anyone
without restrictions. Same for Sam’s Club and others I think).
From: Martin Koppenhoefer [mailto:dieterdre...@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 7 March 2018 03:40
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Subject: Re: [Tagging] discrepancy in shop definition and "wholesale" value
2018-02-28 15:49 GMT+01:00 Philip Barnes <p...@trigpoint.me.uk
Wholesale primarily sells to trade customers, rather than retail.
Many will refuse to sell to normal retail customers.
indeed. Now, this conflict doesn't seem to interest many people, besides you
there was only one commenter here. Any more opinions how to handle it? Would we
better "kick out" wholesale from shop or change the definition for shop?
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