To our customers and clients. Paradise Products Costa Rica informs that our Travel and Tourism area will not be able to process online payments in the immediate future.
The reasons is we are adding a new payment gateway aiming to offer variety and better prices to our clients. Since the beginning of our operations we have been using PayPal to process our payments. Sadly PayPal in Costa Rica charges a 5.4% +30 of the purchase (which includes the shipping costs). And the bank system in Costa Rica still doesn’t know how to properly work with PayPal and charges a lot of money plus a commission converting the money in PayPal to money in the bank account.
Paradise Products Costa Rica has often had to face this losses and or add them to the customers price.
Since the past year we have been working on fixing this issues. Sadly our bank system is still almost a decade behind on online payment politics and merchant accounts. And for this reason most of the big Payment Getaways do not work in Costa Rica.
However we are making big improvements on this regards. We will very soon partner with 2CheckOut and hopefully other Payment Gateway to improve the shopping experience. And lower our costs.
Due to private politics 2CheckOut doesn’t allow payments related to Travel and Tourism Services. Only Products for this reason we will close the Travel and Tourism online payment availability.
However you could still book, travel and either pay via
- Direct transaction
- Upon arrival at the destination.
- At La Casa del Cacao de Costa Rica either via Credit Card of Cash.
More destinations coming soon.
As said previously we are working very hard to fix this issues. But this small setback will not make us stop. We are adding new Travel and Tourism products and destinations to our catalog. We are facing many fronts and developing a very very big project in Europe.
But our compromise with the Rural and Comunitary Travel and Tourism experience is unbreakable. Of all our products the ones regarding travel and tourism are the ones that requiere. The most rigorous curation and observance. As well as sometimes investment.
We want to be able to guarantee the safety and enjoyment of our clients during every step of their experience. We are working hard to develop 2 more amazing unique destinations that will be announced before the ending of the year.
Stay tune for more information.
And thanks a lot for your comprehension.
The Paradise Products Costa Rica team.