E-Commerce On The Rise In Guatemala

In 2009, Guatemalans bought $8 million online, a 10% increase when compared to 2008.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The most sought after items were technological devices, e-books, magazines, books, CDs, DVDs and clothing.

Jorge Gómez, CEO of Trans Express told Prensalibre.com: “A couple of years ago, consumers used to make one or two online purchases each year. They now buy 10 to 15 times more”.



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In the new normal, interest in e-commerce in the region's markets continues to rise, with Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama being the countries that recorded the greatest increases in interactions associated with the topic.

Through a system that monitors in real time changes in consumer interests and preferences in Central American countries, developed by CentralAmericaData, it is possible to project short and long term demand trends for the different products, sectors and markets operating in the region.

New Normal: Beyond Digitalization

August 2020

The abrupt change in consumer habits forced companies to digitalize their operations and sales, but the challenges do not stop there, as companies will have to implement effective logistics systems to reach their customers.

In the current scenario emerging in an accelerated way due to the spread of covid-19, it is estimated that the digitalization plans that companies were planning to execute in a period of 1 to 3 years, are now being implemented in a few weeks.

Effective E-Commerce to Keep It Going

May 2020

Restrictions on the movement of people test the ability of companies to survive, since in the new business reality it is not enough to have a website to market products, as customers demand effective sales and delivery systems.

In early April, when Guatemala was just beginning its quarantine due to the covid-19 outbreak and the government began banning the movement of people after 4 p.m., some customers reported that the online sales systems of the country's large fast food restaurant chains collapsed in the face of increased demand.

Internet Shopping Increases in El Salvador

August 2009

The most sought for articles are technology items, among them computers, mobile phones and music players.

Jonathan Beltrán, customer service manager at Aerocasillas, remarked that purchases have increased 200% in the past three months.

Randall Chaverri, marketing manager at TransExpress, said in an Elsalvador.com article that "we currently have 35.000 customers in El Salvador who confidently make many internet transactions".

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