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Clock ticking to ship gifts to Costa Rica in time for the holidays
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Clock ticking to ship gifts to Costa Rica in time for the holidays

The Tico Times - December 4, 2015

December brings sun, winds and terrible traffic in and around San José as everyone scrambles to finish their holiday shopping. If you want to enjoy the feel…

Most Costa Rica workers plan to save their Christmas bonus: survey
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Most Costa Rica workers plan to save their Christmas bonus: survey

L. Arias - December 3, 2015

While Christmas is the shopping season par excellence, most workers in Costa Rica say they will leave their Christmas bonus, or aguinaldo, in their bank account, according to…

3 reasons we keep falling for Black Friday
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3 reasons we keep falling for Black Friday

Randall Trejos - November 26, 2015

It seems official: Black Friday has invaded Costa Rican culture, and it's here to stay. Walking through downtown San José, I stumbled upon one of those stores…

With the biggest shopping days ahead, Costa Rica still lacks good e-commerce regulations
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With the biggest shopping days ahead, Costa Rica still lacks good e-commerce regulations

L. Arias - November 12, 2015

While two of the biggest shopping days – Black Friday and Christmas – are quickly approaching, Costa Rican lawmakers are working to pass legislation that improves controls and consumer protection…

Black Friday in Costa Rica: Half of Ticos surveyed plan to shop
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Black Friday in Costa Rica: Half of Ticos surveyed plan to shop

L. Arias - November 10, 2015

Costa Rican consumers are increasingly joining the trend of starting their holiday shopping on Black Friday or “Viernes Negro.” The made-in-the-U.S. shopping date is currently “known and accepted” by more…

EBay unveils websites tailored to Latin America in global push
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EBay unveils websites tailored to Latin America in global push

Brian Womack | Bloomberg - May 15, 2014

EBay is rolling out websites tailored for shoppers in Latin American countries, seeking to accelerate sales at its online marketplace in the fast-growing region. The company is…