The Costa Rican Couriers

In 2006 the state run company Correos de Costa Rica was dying, but an aggressive policy of diversification of services has made it the main competitor in the courier market today.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

For the month of August Correos de Costa Rica announced the launch of Box Correos, in direct competition with the specialized companies Aerocasillas, JetBox, DHL, Speed Box and E-Package Express.

Apparently there is room for everyone in a market sector whose growth is being driven by the changing trends in shopping, with the internet and mobile phones at the forefront.

An article in reports that "JetBox opened its 13th store in the country in March at Plaza Carolina, San Pedro. Gabriela Apuy, responsible for marketing for the courier company, explained that this new opening comes along with JetBox’s expansion plans in Guanacaste and Cartago. "

"Meanwhile in January this year, Aerocasillas opened a 11,000 square meter customs warehouse in Heredia, which serves as collection point for internet shopping. The decision responded to the growth of online purchases made from the country last year. The company, which has 18 branches in the country, plans to open two more this month in Uvita de Osa and Guápiles. Manuel Gamboa, Aerocasillas’ spokesman, explained that $30,000 will be invested and five new jobs will be created in each.

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Courier Business Growing in Costa Rica

July 2017

The parcel forwarding companies JetBox, Box Correos and Aeropost reported increases of between 12% and 35% in the number of packages shipped in the last three years.

The boom in Internet shopping has led leading delivery companies to open new delivery points and invest in technology in order to improve the service for end-users.

Courier Services in Costa Rica

July 2014

Increasing competition has forced five major companies sharing the market to diversify their services beyond simple forwarding of packages.

From online shopping and home delivery to options to pay utility bills; these are part of the services for which several companies are in the industry are counting on to maintain competitiveness against their peers in the market of courier services in Costa Rica.

New Courier Company Coming to Costa Rica

September 2012

The company founded on Colombian capital, Servientrega, announced its entry into the Costa Rican market in 2013, as part of its expansion plans.

Luz Mary Guerrero, president of the company said to the Colombian newspaper Portfolio that entry into Costa Rica is part of its expansion plans which include opening offices in Canada and Spain.

Costa Rica: Internet Purchases Increase

July 2009

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

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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