The postal service has hooked up with an online vendor to make it easy for residents to set up their own virtual store.
Correos de Costa Rica expects to be the agency that delivers the product.
The virtual store is with Mall506.com, an online operation that sells products and also hosts Web pages for companies and individuals who want to sell items. Among the vendors are the Universidad Estatal a Distancia, which offers books, Tiger Store Heredia which offers items supporting the Club
Sport Herediano soccer team, a firm offering skateboard parts, a canvas bag manufacturer and a cell telephone vendor.
Correos said that would-be vendors who sign up through its Web page will get four months presence on the site for free.
Usually Mall506 charges either $50 or $100 a month to host a virtual store. The prices depend on the services.