Seasonal Sales with Good Performance

In the context of the economic crisis that Costa Rica is going through due to the pandemic, businessmen from the commercial sector reported that the "Black Friday" sales of 2020 were similar to those of 2019.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Despite the drop in commercial activity generated by the covid-19 outbreak, executives of the Chamber of Commerce reported that sales reached an acceptable level, which can be explained, in part, by the commercial strategies applied by the establishments.

You may be interested in "Potential market for seasonal sales" reviews that "... the commercial sector maintained the sales of products during most of November. There was also a commitment to online shopping and home delivery to boost sales. These strategies complemented the influx of customers to the physical stores."

Arturo Rosabal, vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce, said that "... the result gives positive signs to the economy that, as long as a responsible and sustained opening is maintained, the country is able to move forward little by little'."

Research by CentralAmericaData points out that between July and October 2020, the number of Costa Rican consumers who explored options for making an online purchase associated with Black Friday increased by 16%.

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