Internet Shopping Increases in El Salvador

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

Friday, August 21, 2009

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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