Costa Rica: Internet Purchases Increase

From January to June, packages brought in by courier companies increased 20% when compared to the same period of 2008.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

In the first half of 2009, some 50.000 people made Internet purchases. The most popular items were MP3 music players, computers, and mobile phones.

Hassel Fallas writes in the Nacion web site: "Most online purchases are brought into the country by two companies: Aerocasillas (40.000 members) and JetBox (10.000) ... 'This hype in e-commerce is caused by the economic recession, which has forced US online retailers to come with better offers to capture more customers', explained Jeffrey Duchesneau, General Manager of Aerocasillas".

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