El Salvador: Increase in Internet Purchases

Courier companies project a growth of 35% in packages shipped by the end of year compared to 2010.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jonathan Beltran, Aerocasillas’ marketing manager, said the company recorded an average flow of 4,000 packages per month between January and October (considered low season) and for the months of November and December (considered high season) , they project an average of 8,000 per month.

"Citi Bank also agrees that the practice of online buying is increasing. Of all the transactions made by credit card reported by the institution, 5% are made on websites", reports Elsalvador.com

The most acquired products are electronic accessories, tablets, game consoles, MP3 players, and video games, among others, followed by clothing, shoes and jewelry.

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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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