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Airbox Express Opens New Branch in Santiago!

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Santiago is the capital of Veraguas, the only province in Panama with coasts on both oceans. As of May 2014, Santiago is also the the location of the newest Airbox Express branch.

The new branch was officially inaugurated on May 24th 2014. This latest branch is located off the overpass, next to Farmacia Veraguas #2 and will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

"This is very exciting time for Airbox Express and our customers in Santiago. We want to become the online shopper of choice for the shoppers and businesses of Santiago and now with this branch we can fully serve all of their needs, whether they be Online Shopping solutions, maritime consolidation, air freight or international courier deliveries”, commented Commercial Manager Johnny Sanchez.

“We are proud to be part of the efforts to bring the services of Airbox Express to our beloved Santiago and surrounding communities. This is a step forward in helping our existing regional customers in the interior, as well as the new ones who will be joining our excellent clientele. We seek to complement their projects and ideas by bringing them closer to international commerce opportunities in a fast, affordable and friendly way!”, adds authorized agent Richie Pretto.

For customers who live in the interior, Santiago is a conveniently located branch to pick up their personal mail and packages. The Airbox Express team will be happy to serve you and help you with all your packaging needs.

Save time and hassle by enjoying the benefits of being an Airbox Express customer.

If you are not already a customer, sign up for free at www.airbox.com.pa to obtain an account number and a personalized Miami address.

PANAMA CITY BRANCH OFFICES:

Albrook: Pan Canal Plaza across from Supermercado Rey, Tel: 304-1425 M-F: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brisas del Golf: Inside Brisas del Golf, Rey Supermarket. Tel: 304-1428 M-F 9:00 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calle 50: inside Nikos Café, Tel: 304-1411 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Centennial: Inside Centennial Mall, Rey Supermarket, Tel: 304-1458 M-F: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

El Cangrejo: next to Hotel Granada Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

La Chorrera: Ave Las Americas, across from Plaza Italia, next to local Uno Express. Tel: (507)345-0253 M-F: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

BRANCHES OUTSIDE OF PANAMA CITY:

Boquete: enter by Restaurante Bistro Calle 1 primera Sur Tel/Fax: 720-1027 M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Colon: inside Copymatic near Banco General Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local,Tel: 441-8329 Fax: 441-8329 M-F: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm S: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

David: Obaldia Avenue, in front Parque de las Madres, Local #3, Tel/Fax : 775-4512 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Santiago: off the overpass, next to Farmacia Veraguas, Tel: 441-933-5133 , M-F: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm S: 8:00 am a 1:00 pm

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Airbox Express' Virtual Branch

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding Airbox Express, the Industry leader for Panama Online Shopping and the air freight industry, has recently launched its newly designed website, www.airbox.com.pa.

Offering many of the features of a physical location, the new website acts as a virtual Airbox Express branch, providing customers with easy access to all of their account and shipping information.

Need to track your package? Use the online tracking feature. Want something from Amazon, eBay or any other online store and want to estimate your shipping costs? Airbox Express offers a free online calculator. Want to know the balance on your account? Login to your VIP account via the homepage.

To celebrate the launch of their new Online Branch, Airbox Express is offering clients the opportunity to use their credit card for free until April 15th. If you don’t have a credit card, or if you have one and prefer ease of mind shopping, then Airbox Express can purchase your items for you! Just call Airbox at 507 269-9774, or send an email here.

Save time and hassle by enjoying the benefits of being an Airbox Express customer. If you are not already a customer, sign up for free at www.airbox.com.pa to obtain your account number and free personalized Miami address.

PANAMA CITY BRANCH OFFICES

Albrook: Pan Canal Plaza across from Supermercado Rey, Tel: 304-1425 M-F: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brisas del Golf: Inside Brisas del Golf, Rey Supermarket. Tel: 304-1428 M-F 9:00 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calle 50: inside Nikos Café, Tel: 304-1411 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Centennial: Inside Centennial Mall, Rey Supermarket, Tel: 304-1458 M-F: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

El Cangrejo: next to Hotel Granada Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

La Chorrera: Ave Las Americas, across from Plaza Italia, next to local Uno Express. Tel: (507) 345-0253 M-F: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

BRANCHES OUTSIDE OF PANAMA CITY

Boquete: enter by Restaurante Bistro Calle 1 primera Sur Tel/Fax: 720-1027 M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Colon: inside Copymatic near Banco General Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local,Tel: 441-8329 Fax: 441-8329 M-F: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm S: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

David: Obaldia Avenue, in front Parque de las Madres, Local #3, Tel/Fax : 775-4512 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday In The USA Thanks To Airbox Express!

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingAvoid Panama Traffic and Enjoy $100 Duty Free Exemption

The shopping season is upon us and you don’t need to be out on the roads to know it. Why not avoid the “Tranque” instead of fighting it this holiday season by doing most of your shopping online? Visit www.blackfriday.com and www.cybermonday.com for the deals.

With AIRBOX EXPRESS, global Internet shopping has never been easier. Simply make a purchase online via any Internet online store such as Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, JCPenney, RockAuto, or Disney Store and use the AIRBOX EXPRESS Florida shipping address.

Packages will be delivered straight to your office or home in Panama or you can pick them up at one of our nine convenient offices.

In addition to great online offers in the USA, you are now exempt in Panama for import duties on items with a total CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight) value of $100 or less thanks to the USA - Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.

For example, if you purchase an item on Amazon for $80 and Amazon charges $12 for Shipping and Handling, plus 1% Insurance at $0.92 for a total of $92.92 qualifying for no Panama customs duties.

This means a customer is only responsible for the shipping fees and/or any required special permits. With this new benefit, you are able to shop, ship and save even more online!

If you are not already a customer, sign up for free at www.airbox.com.pa

Tel: (507) 269-9774

Email: expat@airbox.com.pa

PANAMA CITY BRANCH OFFICES:

Albrook: Pan Canal Plaza across from Supermercado Rey, Tel: 304-1425 M-F: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brisas del Golf: Inside Brisas del Golf, Rey Supermarket. Tel: 304-1428 M-F 10:30 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calle 50: inside Nikos Café, Tel: 304-1411 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Centennial: Inside Centennial Mall, Rey Supermarket, Tel: 304-1458 M-F: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

El Cangrejo: next to Hotel Granada Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

La Chorrera: Ave Las Americas, across from Plaza Italia, next to local Uno Express. Tel: (507)345-0253

BRANCHES OUTSIDE OF PANAMA CITY:

Boquete: enter by Restaurante Bistro Calle 1 primera Sur Tel/Fax: 720-1027 M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Colon: inside Copymatic near Banco General Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local,Tel: 441-8329 Fax: 441-8329 M-F: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm S: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

David: Obaldia Avenue, in front Parque de las Madres, Local #3, Tel/Fax : 775-4512 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Airbox Express is Expanding!

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingLa Chorrera is known as the land of the “bollo y chicheme”, the hometown of baseball great Mariano “Mo” Rivera, and now the location of the newest Airbox Express branch.

The new branch opened on September 12th, 2013, in honor of the 156th anniversary of Chorrera.

We are located off the North side of Ave. Las Americas, beside the Budget Rent a Car. The branch is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

"This is very exciting time for Airbox Express and our customers in Chorrera. We want to become the online shopper of choice for the shoppers of Chorrera and now with this branch we can fully serve their needs", commented Commercial Manager Johnny Sanchez.

For customers who live in the interior and the nearby beaches, La Chorrera is a conveniently located branch to pick up their personal mail and packages. For our customers located in Chorrera don't forget to take advantage of free home delivery (this service will be available soon). Our team will be happy to serve you and help you with all your packaging needs.

From now until December 31st, Airbox is allowing customers to use our corporate credit card for online purchases without a credit card service surcharge. This shopping service is offered to those customers who do not want to use their personal credit card for online purchases.

Save time and hassle by enjoying the benefits of being an Airbox Express customer.

If you are not already a customer, sign up for free at www.airbox.com.pa Tel: 269-9774 in Panama City or (305) 735-8551 in the USA Email: expat@airbox.com.pa

PANAMA CITY BRANCH OFFICES:

Albrook: Pan Canal Plaza across from Supermercado Rey, Tel: 304-1425 M-F: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brisas del Golf: Inside Brisas del Golf, Rey Supermarket. Tel: 304-1428 M-F 10:30 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calle 50: inside Nikos Café, Tel: 304-1411 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Centennial: Inside Centennial Mall, Rey Supermarket, Tel: 304-1458 M-F: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

El Cangrejo: next to Hotel Granada Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

La Chorrera: Ave Las Americas, across from Plaza Italia, next to local Uno Express. Tel: (507)345-0253

BRANCHES OUTSIDE OF PANAMA CITY:

Boquete: enter by Restaurante Bistro Calle 1 primera Sur Tel/Fax: 720-1027 M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Colon: inside Copymatic near Banco General Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local,Tel: 441-8329 Fax: 441-8329 M-F: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm S: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

David: Obaldia Avenue, in front Parque de las Madres, Local #3, Tel/Fax : 775-4512 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Great news from AIRBOX EXPRESS! Online Shopping just got better!

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingThe USA and Panama have implemented the Trade Promotion Agreement and savvy online shoppers are reaping the benefits. They now enjoy being exempt from Panama custom duties and sales tax, on most items, shipped from the USA to Panama with a total CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight) value of $100 or less. For more details visit http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/panama-tpa

This means a customer is only responsible for the shipping fees and/or any required special permits. With this new benefit, you are able to shop, ship and save even more online!

AIRBOX EXPRESS has been doing business in Panama for over 20 years and is the leader in online shopping and e-commerce logistics.

Panama traffic got you tied in knots? Save time and frustration by shopping from the comfort of your home and have it delivered to your home or office at no additional cost!

You can also visit any one of our convenient AIRBOX EXPRESS offices around the country. Our representatives are experts at helping you find what you are looking for.

Don’t want to use your credit card online? Don’t worry. You can use our corporate card to make purchases securely. Bring in a print out of the item you would like to purchase or the web address and one of our representatives will make the purchase for you.

If you are not already a customer, sign up for free at www.airbox.com.pa

Tel: 269-9774 in Panama City or (305) 735-8551 in the USA. Email: expat@airbox.com.pa

PANAMA CITY BRANCH OFFICES:

  • Albrook: Pan Canal Plaza across from Supermercado Rey Tel: 304-1425 M-F: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Brisas del Golf: Inside Brisas del Golf, Rey Supermarket. Tel: 304-1428 M-F 10:30 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Calle 50: inside Nikos Cafe Tel: 304-1411 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Centennial: Inside Centennial Mall, Rey Supermarket Tel: 304-1458 M-F: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • El Cangrejo: next to Hotel Granada Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Branches Outside of Panama City;

  • Boquete: enter by Restaurante Bistro Calle 1 primera Sur Tel/Fax: 720-1027 M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Colon: inside Copymatic near Banco General Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local, Tel: 441-8329, 441-8329 M-F: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm S: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

  • David: Obaldia Avenue, in front Parque de las Madres, Local #3 , Tel/Fax : 775-4512 M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm S: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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AEROCASILLAS IS NOW AIRBOX EXPRESS, S.A.

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding Announcing 21st Century Branding & Name Change For Aerocasillas. Founded 20 years ago, AIRBOX EXPRESS Aerocasillas has become the industry leader in the Internet shopping and Panamanian air and maritime cargo industry. Partnered with Trans-Express Global e-Commerce Logistics in Miami they are able to provide the fastest quality shipping service, the most excellent pricing on the most advanced technology platform available.

AIRBOX EXPRESS S.A., is proud to announce the re-branding of the company as they move forward into the 21st Century as leaders in the internet shopping industry. The Miami address as well as our Panama branch offices, telephone and website addresses will remain the same.

With AIRBOX EXPRESS, global Internet shopping has never been easier. Simply make a purchase online via any Internet online store such as Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, JCPenney, RockAuto, or Disney Store and use an AIRBOX EXPRESS shipping address. Purchases will arrive at AIRBOX EXPRESS and immediately be prepared for shipment to Panama. Once they arrive in Panama, AIRBOX EXPRESS will handle all customs and delivery documentation and processing. Once the customs process has completed, packages will be delivered straight to your office or home.

All transactions are safely made through use of the secure and easy to use AIRBOX EXPRESS web server where clients set up exclusive VIP accounts. Assistance is available online anytime via email or Skype. Mail services range from magazine subscription deliveries to courier service and international cargo handling.

Patrons also have Personal Shopping Valets at their disposal with the Shopping Assistant option, which provides an expert in Internet Shopping and purchase arrangements and instruments. These Shopping Assistants can do everything required and are willing to help with everything that may be needed.

AIRBOX EXPRESS operates under the motto of the Golden Rule. Their business model is founded on treating customers as they themselves wish to be treated giving their service level a rating unparallel for the industry.

For more information, visit their website airbox.com.pa or call 269-9774 in Panama or (305) 735-8551 if calling from the U.S. Visit any of their 8 convenient branch offices:

PANAMA CITY BRANCH OFFICES:

  • Albrook: Pan Canal Plaza across from Supermercado Rey Tel: 304-1425 Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Brisas del Golf: Plaza Las Arcadas, inside Farmacias Metro. Tel: 304-1428 Monday thru Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Calle 50: inside Nikos Cafe Tel: 304-1411 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • El Cangrejo: next to Hotel Granada Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

BRANCHES IN OUTSIDE OF PANAMA CITY:

  • Boquete: enter by Restaurante Bistro Calle 1 primera Sur Tel/Fax: 720-1027 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Changuinola: inside Fotocentro Arco Iris Ave 17 de Abril, Tel: 758-8457 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Colon: inside Copymatic cerca de Banco General Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local, Tel: 441-8329, 441-8329 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm
  • David: frente del Restaurante La Tipica Calle F Sur entre Calle Segunda y Tercera, Tel/Fax : 775-4512 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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AIRBOX EXPRESS - 20 Years Leaders in Internet Shopping

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding AIRBOX EXPRESS is celebrating 20 years in Panama as Leaders in the Internet Shopping and Air & Maritime cargo industry. You can take advantages of the big sales and shop at the best stores in the USA and AIRBOX EXPRESS will deliver to your home or office in the Panama City metropolitan area and Coronado surroundings with no additional charge. Internet Shopping in Panama with AIRBOX EXPRESS, is easy, fast, economical and secure.

The latest iPhone, the just released Playstation 3 Game or the newest Kindle, you can always get it faster and easier with AIRBOX EXPRESS, Your Internet Shopping Experts in Panama. Through your favorite online stores, you can always take advantage of the Super Offers in the USA and received it in Panama at your doorstep.

A favorite online store is Amazon.com, where you will find a diversified group of products such as books, DVDs, CDs, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, etc.

It is so easy shopping the world from your home and having AIRBOX EXPRESS deliver to your door in Panama.

Avoid being stuck in traffic, or struggling for a parking space at the mall, or waiting to pay for your products at the only cash register available. Do your shopping directly from your computer at home or contact any of the convenient AIRBOX EXPRESS branch offices for help. Their qualified personnel will assist and advise you in the purchase of any article in the USA. You can also use their corporate credit card to do your purchases. Bring them a print out of the article you would like to purchase and they will buy it on your behalf.

If you are not already a customer, signed up for free at airbox.com.pa to obtain an account number and the Miami address. Join the 20 years celebration and for every three packages you bring with AIRBOX EXPRESS, you automatically be entered to win a Caribbean Cruise for two.

Contact Information: Visit airbox.com.pa or call 269-9774 in Panama or (305) 735-8551 if calling from the U.S. Email: expat@airbox.com.pa

PANAMA CITY BRANCH OFFICES:

  • Albrook: Pan Canal Plaza across from Supermercado Rey Tel: 304-1425 Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Brisas del Golf: Plaza Las Arcadas, inside Farmacias Metro. Tel: 304-1428 Monday thru Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Calle 50: inside Nikos Cafe Tel: 304-1411 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • El Cangrejo: next to Hotel Granada Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

BRANCHES OUTSIDE OF PANAMA CITY:

  • Boquete: enter by Restaurante Bistro Calle 1 primera Sur Tel/Fax: 720-1027 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Changuinola: inside Fotocentro Arco Iris Ave 17 de Abril, Tel: 758-8457 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Colon: inside Copymatic cerca de Banco General Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local, Tel: 441-8329, 441-8329 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

  • David: frente del Restaurante La Tipica Calle F Sur entre Calle Segunda y Tercera, Tel/Fax : 775-4512 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Airbox Express wishes you Happy Thanksgiving

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding We are very enthusiastic that the most exciting event of the year has arrived. The official opening of Christmas Season - Black Friday Sales! Unbelievable offers that you can find at your favorite stores. We have all seen the images of people at the entrance door, never-ending lines, waiting for the stores to open and to literally “grab” the article or product they like more. Amazing discounts up to 80% in shoes, books, toys, furniture, clothes, dvd, etc., you can enjoy shopping and purchase everything you need for your Holiday Season and buy every member of your family a special gift.

With AIRBOX EXPRESS, make your Black Friday Shopping easy! Shop online and direct your purchases to our address in Miami, we’ll deliver it to you. Amazon.com, Ebay, Target, Walmart, are some of the stores that will have amazing discounts that you won’t want to miss. The latest iPhone or the newest Android telephone, you can always get it faster and easier with AIRBOX EXPRESS. We are Your Internet Shopping Experts. We have 20 years of experience in Internet Shopping, offering you air and maritime transportation service, through their address in Miami, for you to receive your purchases, we handle everything even customs clearance. This weekend, we have a Shopping Festival on November Friday 25 and November Saturday 26, so that you can do all your purchases through Internet in your favorite stores in USA. Don’t miss it and visit any of our 8 Branch Offices and have all the Super Offers and Discounts in the USA. Purchasing online is easy, fun and secure. Our Internet Purchase Agents will assist you and guide you in your purchases.

Buy the world from your home and have AIRBOX EXPRESS deliver to your door. We offer FREE Home Delivery in the metropolitan area and Coronado Surroundings.

Contact Information: Please visit our website at www.airbox.com.pa Tel 269-9774 in Panama or (305) 735-8551 if calling from the U.S. Email: expat@airbox.com.pa

We have 8 Branch Offices to serve you better:

Panama City Branches -

Albrook: Pan Canal Plaza Across from Supermercado Rey Tel: 304-1425 315-1226 Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brisas del Golf: Brisas del Golf, Plaza Las Arcadas, inside Farmacias Metro. Tel: 304-1428 Monday thru Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calle 50: Restaurante Nikos Cafe (inside) Tel: 304-1411 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

El Cangrejo: Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Next to Hotel Granada Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Branches in Interior of Panama -

Boquete: Calle 1 primera Sur, enter by Restaurante Bistro Tel/Fax: 720-1027 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Changuinola: Ave 17 de Abril, Fotocentro Arco Iris Tel: 758-8457 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Colon: Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local Copymatic, cerca de Banco General Tel: 441-8329, 441-8329 Lunes a Viernes: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm Sábados: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

David: Calle F Sur entre Calle Segunda y Tercera, al frente del Restaurante La Tipica Tel/Fax : 775-4512 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Free Mail And Package Delivery To Airbox Express Customers

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding Airbox Express in the same way we do free home delivery in the metropolitan area in Panama City, we have extended this service to Coronado and Surrounding Areas. As part of our ongoing commitment to improve customer service, we will now deliver mail and packages directly to your doorstep for the same price, at no additional charge. You can simply check the status of your account, pay your bill online using your credit card, and the mail is delivered to your door. What could be easier? No other service provider in the area can match that offer, including MBE. For you the customer it’s faster, easier, and less expensive because now you don’t have to spend the time and gas necessary to drive down to the mail office. Reliable mail delivery for Airbox Express customers in Coronado and the surrounding area – at no additional charge.

Contact Information: Please visit our website at www.airbox.com.pa, Tel 269-9774 in Panama or (305) 735-8551 if calling from the U.S. Email: expat@airbox.com.pa

We have 8 Branch Offices to serve you better:

Panama City Branches - Albrook Pan Canal Plaza Across from Supermercado Rey Tel: 304-1425 315-1226 Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brisas del Golf: Brisas del Golf, Plaza Las Arcadas, inside Farmacias Metro. Tel: 304-1428 Monday thru Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calle 50 Restaurante Nikos Cafe (inside) Tel: 304-1411 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

El Cangrejo Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Next to Hotel Granada Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Branches in Interior of Panama - Boquete Calle 1 primera Sur, enter by Restaurante Bistro Tel/Fax: 720-1027 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Changuinola Ave 17 de Abril, Fotocentro Arco Iris Tel: 758-8457 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Colon: Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local Copymatic, cerca de Banco General Tel: 441-8329, 441-8329 Lunes a Viernes: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm Sábados: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

David: Calle F Sur entre Calle Segunda y Tercera, al frente del Restaurante La Tipica Tel/Fax : 775-4512 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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AIRBOX EXPRESS Aerocasillas: Your Internet Shopping Experts in Panama

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding Are you interested in purchasing a birthday gift, a special dress, a pair of shoes, or the cover for your Kindle or iPad2? How much time do you have to spend to actually go to a local store through the heavy traffic, find the right salespeople to advise you, or hunting to find the right product you are looking for at the right price? The solution to all of this is Internet Shopping in Panama. Imagine all the wonders and benefits of Internet Shopping. Shopping hours or location will never restrict you. Online stores are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. You can make your purchase as and when you want it. You are not limited to a few stores, because all your favorite stores online are available with just a click. You can easily compare prices of different online stores at the same time.

AIRBOX EXPRESS, Aerocasillas is a mail and package forwarding company in Panama, with over 18 years of service. All your purchases will arrive to a Physical Address and all your magazines and catalogs subscriptions to a P.O. Box in Miami, Florida and will be shipped to Panama and delivered to your home. You don’t have to worry that online stores charge you expensive overseas fees, because you will be receiving your purchases in the USA, and AIRBOX EXPRESS, Aerocasillas will forward it to you.

AIRBOX EXPRESS, Aerocasillas offers you air and maritime transportation service to Panama, to receive your online purchases. You won’t miss another season sale from your favorite online store, such as Amazon, Ebay, Rock Auto, Walmart, Victoria’s Secret just to name a few. Tons of our clients enjoy Internet Shopping in Panama thru us. One of their favorite online stores is Amazon.com, where you not only will find over 200,000 book titles, but also a diversified group of products such as DVDs, CDs, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, etc.

Do your shopping directly from your computer or you can visit any of our branch offices. (Include couple w/computer image) Our qualified personnel will assist and advise you in the purchase of any article in the USA. You can also use our corporative credit card to do your purchases. Bring us a print out of the article you will like to purchase and we will buy it on your behalf. Internet Shopping in Panama with AIRBOX EXPRESS, Aerocasillas is easy, fast, economical and secure. Enjoy your Internet Shopping.

Contact Information: Please visit our website at www.airbox.com.pa. Tel 269-9774 in Panama or (305) 735-8551 if calling from the U.S. Email: expat@airbox.com.pa

We have 8 Branch Offices to serve you better:

Panama City Branches - Albrook Pan Canal Plaza Across from Supermercado Rey Tel: 304-1425 315-1226 Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brisas del Golf: Brisas del Golf, Plaza Las Arcadas, inside Farmacias Metro. Tel: 304-1428 Monday thru Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calle 50 Restaurante Nikos Cafe (inside) Tel: 304-1411 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

El Cangrejo Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Edificio Marinela, 1st floor. Next to Hotel Granada Tel: 269-9774 Fax: 269-9396 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Branches in Interior of Panama - Boquete Calle 1 primera Sur, enter by Restaurante Bistro Tel/Fax: 720-1027 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Changuinola Ave 17 de Abril, Fotocentro Arco Iris Tel: 758-8457 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Colon: Avenida del Frente, Calle 10 local Copymatic, cerca de Banco General Tel: 441-8329, 441-8329 Lunes a Viernes: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm Sábados: 8:00 am a 5:00 pm

David: Calle F Sur entre Calle Segunda y Tercera, al frente del Restaurante La Tipica Tel/Fax : 775-4512 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Airbox Economy Service For Large and Heavy Items

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding Press Release - New Service with up to 70% savings - AIRBOX ECONOMY from AIRBOX EXPRESS (Aerocasillas). AIRBOX EXPRESS Aerocasillas, the industry leader in Internet Purchases, P.O. Box in Miami and Express Cargo Services to Panama, with more than 18 years of experience in Latin America, has a new maritime service, AIRBOX ECONOMY, with savings up to 70% for large and heavy shipments. With Zero concerns about weight or size, this is a safe, effective and a very smart choice for non-urgent merchandise. AIRBOX EXPRESS Aerocasillas, offers you the best options and the most competitive rates in the market. To take advantage of this new service sign up today at www.airbox.com.pa and use the following maritime address: Name: ___________ #PTY ______, 10301 NW 108 Ave., Suite 11, Miami, FL 33178, Tel. 305-887-5000. AIRBOX ECONOMY is a great option for individual clients. If your shipment is large and heavy, AIRBOX EXPRESS Aerocasillas, will bring it for you at a small price. For more information, contact our representatives at 269-9774, info@airbox.com.pa or www.airbox.com.pa
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding Who hasn’t seen these images before on the tv news? Never-ending lines of people waiting outside for stores to open; sleeping on the streets the night before so that they can be the first ones inside; and find yourself in the middle of an human stampede that have only one common purpose… take advantage of the offers and discounts, never seen before. Discounts available in all departments of the store you can imagine: toys, clothes, shoes, furniture! A one-time-opportunity to do purchases and save lot of money. In the United States this phenomenon is known as Black Friday the day that inaugurates officially the start of the Christmas Buying Season. It is the day after Thanksgiving, this year it falls on Friday November 26.

It is considered a massive purchase event where all businesses offer their best promotions and discounts, and consumers, just Buy! Buy! Buy!. It is the perfect day for you to purchase everything you need for the Holiday Season.

Additional to this, the following Monday is Cyber Monday, November 29, where there are extra offers for purchases online. AIRBOX EXPRESS Aerocasillas offers you a whole weekend so that you can do all your purchases through Internet in your favorite stores in USA. Don’t miss the offers and discounts that are available on these days.

You don’t have to be an early bird or stand in long lines to do your Christmas purchases, we offer you our Shopping Festival on November Friday 26, Saturday 27, and Monday 29. Visit any of our Branch Offices and have all the Super Offers and Discounts in the USA. Purchasing online is easy, fun and secure. Our Internet Purchase Agents will assist you and guide you in your purchases.

Amazon.com is an example of a very trustful and user-friendly web site for comparing products and also the website www.blackfriday.com gives you the main offers of the different stores online.

AIRBOX EXPRESS Aerocasillas offers you air and maritime transportation service, offering you their address in Miami, to receive your purchases. Home delivery and 9 branch offices to serve you better.

Visit us during our Shopping Festival on November Friday 26, Saturday 27, and Monday 29, and take advantage of the great discounts and offers in the USA and buy all the most wanted gifts for this Christmas.

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Airbox Express/Aerocasillas: Your PO Box in USA

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingAIRBOX EXPRESS Aerocasillas is the pioneer industry leader for mail and package delivery services from the USA to Panama with more than 18 years of experience in Latin America. We specialize in e-Commerce Logistics so you can bring all your internet purchases from the best stores and web sites in the USA, receive and send couriers and letters, subscribe to magazines and bring spare parts using our expedited Air Cargo Service. Bring heavy merchandise via our weekly maritime service. We offer complete customs clearance and deliver to your home or office in Panama at no extra charge. All of this is provided with the guarantee of a service that is easy to use, fast, affordable and secure. Take advantage of our promotional account for a free P.O. Box in Miami with no monthly fees. (more)
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Aerpost Still At It - Stealing Customers from Airbox

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Just to clarify the hijacking of packages by Aeropost, I have at the moment 2 packages in their storage here with a value of $35.00 that they are trying to extort $97.00 in shipping and customs. These were sent by mistake to the Aeropost address that they absconded illegally from the nice folks at Airbox. Also, if you google the legitimate site of Airbox, the Aeropost website is the first to appear. This has been an ongoing battle since they hijacked Airbox Aerocasillas database and operations here. If your honest friend needs testimony in his pursuit of these criminals, please allow me the pleasure of a deposition against these thieves.Thank you Don. (name withheld)"
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Aeropost in Panama - They Still Don't "Get It"

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I received another email today from a customer of Airbox Express (Aerocasillas) in Panama. Many people are still confused because they consider themselves to be customers of Airbox Express, and Aeropost simply stepped in, stole Airbox's customer list, and "usurped" those customers away from Airbox. Now, many people continue to receive email from Aeropost even though judges in both Miami and Panama have issued orders telling them to cease and desist. I am withholding the names of the people who contacted me today, but I have a copy of the email they received last week. They write "Don, I thought these people were not to be doing business in Panama!! I am an Aerocasillas customer and just received this e-mail!" Every time this happens I forward copies of the email to the owners of Airbox Express (Aerocasillas) and their lawyers to use as evidence against Aeropost. The most recent email was signed by James Fendell, the President of Aeropost, who makes excused for their inability to move the mail during the holidays. Remember that while James Fendell is the President of Aeropost, the company is 60% owned by John Keith of Promerica Bank in Costa Rica. Their local wonk is Jeff Duchesneau. And, even at this late date, they continue to try to steal customers from Airbox Express, in spite of two judges orders against them. Eventually Airbox will win a huge civil suit against them and that will be that. In the meantime, while Aeropost makes weak excuses about not being able to deliver the mail, according to the managers of Airbox Express, getting rid of Aeropost and switching to their new service provider in Miami was the best thing they ever did. They say the mail is flowing faster and better than ever, even with the holiday rush.

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Court Orders Against Aeropost Piling Up - Miami Judge Rules Against

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, ruled against Aeropost and in favor of Airbox Express (Aerocasillas) in an all day hearing held last Tuesday, 24 November 2009. According to Luis Delgado, one of the the lawyers representing Airbox Express (Aerocasillas) in the this case in Miami, "the other side stipulated they would no longer use the list of Airbox's clients," and the judge in the case accepted that stipulation. According to Delgado, the judge sternly warned Aeropost he would hold them to that stipulation, and he would be prepared to slap them with hefty fines and penalties if he learned they had continued to use the client list. That happened on Tuesday. Then, this morning I received an email from a member of the English speaking community of expatriates living in Panama, which said in part:
  • "I recently received this letter from AeroPost, which confuses me considerably. I am located in Changuinola, have no idea where Sky Plaza, Costa del Este is located, and now I am being told that I can pick up my two packages at this some where location My contract for this package forwarding operation was only with Air Box, knowing nothing and the contract does not show the name AeroPost." (more)
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Aeropost - Operating Illegally in Panama and Advertising on La Prensa's Website

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - John Keith, the Executive President of the Banco Promerica in Costa Rica, together with James Fendell of Aeropost in Miami, are illegally operating a mail forwarding business in the Republic of Panama. A recent inspection by Panamanian judicial authorities revealed Aeropost does not have correct and proper commercial licenses and permits, nor the specific courier licenses required to operate the kind of business they intend to run in Panama. Aeropost simply saw what they perceived to be an opportunity to literally steal customers away from Airbox Express (Aerocasillas) so they "dove on the football" so to speak. Well, as time goes by it seems that what appeared to be a nice, fat, juicy fumble for the taking was actually more like a hand grenade in disguise - they dove on it anyway and now it's going through the process of a slow-motion explosion. John Keith dispatched several of his key people from Costa Rica to Panama who were supposed to set up operations here - but in fact those people are in town as tourists and they are now working illegally, without proper working permits from the Panamanian Ministry of Labor. Now that these things are being formally and officially denounced to the Panamanian authorities, John Keith and James Fendell are pulling back somewhat - they are now conducting their customer support and call center operations in Costa Rica rather than Panama. The company itself is also operating illegally - without permits or commercial licenses. The company is in fact relying on the existing network, infrastructure, and even employees of the St. George's Bank in Panama which is also owned by John Keith and the Promerica group from Costa Rica. And since Aeropost is advertising on the La Prensa website, I called my contacts at La Prensa yesterday to let them know they are taking advertising dollars from a (scumbag) company who is operating illegally in Panama, trying to build a business in this country by stealing customers and hijacking packages and mail from the customers of a from a long standing and highly respected, existing Panamanian company, Airbox Express (Aerocasillas.). These Aeropost dirt bags are going to spend a lot of time having to find people who either have no clue as to what they have been pulling (don't worry, I'll let them know) or other's who can live with the after taste. Expect a press conference in Panama City soon. There are still a handful of people left who don't know what they did, but that won't last much longer. Oh yeah, also expect the court decision from Miami next week as well. These guys make me want to puke.

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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John Keith and Promerica Bank - 60% Owners of Aeropost

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Last week I tried to contact a man named John Keith, the CEO of the "Banco Promerica" in Costa Rica, after I found out that James Fendell in Miami sold part of his business several years back. In fact, James Fendell owns 40% of Aeropost while John Keith and Banco Promerica own the other 60%. I had one simple question - does John Keith know about the bullshit games and unethical tactics being used by James Fendell in his attempt to destroy Airbox Express (Aerocasillas) in Panama by stealing their customers and sequestering the mail in Miami? My though was that maybe, just maybe, James Fendell was running wild and doing crazy and stupid shit, while John Keith had no idea that these things were going on.

As they say, silence is deafening. I got no response whatsoever in my repeated attempts to contact John Keith directly in Costa Rica. I made telephone calls, spoke to his assistant, left voice mail, and nothing. Today I learned that earlier this week judicial authorities in Panama made an inspection of the facilities Aeropost are now using in Panama City, and guess what? Their offices are located in the St. George's Bank building, which is actually the same as the "Banco Promerica" in Costa Rica (and therefore, John Keith.) One of John Keith's primary managers has been moved from Costa Rica to Panama to run the new Aeropost operation here - unfortunately she's here on a tourist visa and is working illegally (whoops!) Complaints to be filed soon. Also, the judicial inspectors found that Aeropost is operating in Panama illegally, without a commercial license, or a courier's license, both of which are required for this kind of business. What's more, they found all kinds of evidence to indicated that the Aeropost people have literally stolen things like documents, forms, and even delivery routes that they are using to (illegally) deliver packages to their (stolen) customers. And finally, who is delivering those packages? The messengers who actually work for St. George's bank, which is in reality Banco Promerica and John Keith.

And who is John Keith? I just want to make sure Google know's we're talking about the same dude - isn't SEO a wonderful thing?

  • Mr. Keith is the Managing Partner of Caribe Hospitality. Mr. Keith is also a senior executive in Promerica Financial Corporation, a network of commercial banks in Central America. He has been with the Promerica Group since its foundation 15 years ago. He has over 23 years of banking experience in Costa Rica and Central America.

  • Mr. Keith is also a principal partner in Portafolio Inmobiliario S.A, a leading real estate developer in the region. He has been involved in setting up the joint venture in Latin America for Payless Shoe Source.

  • Mr. Keith was born in Costa Rica 44 years ago; he is based in Costa Rica and has a BBA from the University of Michigan.

This afternoon there will be another hearing in the 11th Circuit Court in Miami, and I suspect the outcome will go resoundingly in favor of Airbox Express (Aerocasillas.) The damage caused by these scumbags, James Fendell and John Keith, is considerable and it will take years to recover. I suspect that eventually the judicial authorities in Panama will also decide in favor of Airbox as well, and those (scumbags) who are responsible will be made to pay for their actions and their exceptionally poor business decisions. Nothing short of shameful...

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Aeropost is Actually Owned by "Banco Promerica" in Costa Rica

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I just found out that Aeropost, the company that's illegally trying to usurp all of Airbox's customers, is not actually owned by James Fendell. Apparently some years ago Fendell sold 60% ownership to Banco Promerica, whose President is John Keith. The Promerica group has investments in a lot of things, and chances are they might be completely unaware of the bullshit James Fendell and his people in Miami are pulling. Well, if that's the case right now it won't be for long. I just sent an email off to John Keith, asking for a comment. Because if they are aware of this stuff, then it's not James Fendell who's pulling the strings, but rather John Keith. I just want to know who I should be focusing on, that's all. And by the way, I've also been told that mail and packages are flowing flawlessly for existing Airbox customers who have started to use the new address - the switch to the new service provider (away from Aeropost) has actually improved service significantly. Go figure. Anyway, more to come as I continue to unravel the Aeropost network of crap.

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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James Fendell and Aeropost Still Illegally Holding Your Mail Hostage in Panama

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email - "Hi Don,I have a package 'lost' or more likely held hostage at aeropost. My cel phone had a mes. that there was a package, but no name, no phone number etc. Any idea how to reach these scoundrels in PC. It is not in the Airbox system so far and it's been two weeks. Hope the Postal inspector gets these guys; criminal and no less. Thanks, J." I still have not heard the results of the most recent hearing that was supposed to occur yesterday in the 11th Circuit Court in Miami, but I suspect that eventually Aeropost will be ordered and forced to turn over all mail rightfully belonging to Airbox Express (Aerocasillas) customers in Panama. I suspect that James Fendell and the crooks at Aeropost will eventually be held accountable for their illegal actions - both here in Panama as well as in Miami. I will post more updates and follow up information as it becomes available.

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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APO, FPO mail to end for some retirees

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy Karen Jowers - Staff writer - Air Force Times - The flow of mail - including prescription drugs sent through the Tricare Mail-Order Pharmacy program - is about to slam to a halt for about 4,800 military retirees and their survivors living overseas who use APO and FPO addresses at U.S. embassies and consulates. Neither State Department nor Defense Department officials would confirm a date when mail will stop, but other sources said the effective date at the moment is Dec. 31. The change will not affect others with APO or FPO mail privileges on overseas military installations, including about 20,000 military retirees who have such addresses because of some other connection to the military community - having a Defense Department civilian job, or being married to an active-duty member assigned overseas, for example. Nor will it affect Defense Department personnel, both military and civilian officially assigned to embassies and consulates. The change will limit affected retirees to using foreign mail systems that in some parts of the world can be slow, unreliable or expensive. "Eliminating embassy mail privileges for American military retirees overseas was a poor decision on a number of levels," said Joe Davis, a spokesman for Veterans of Foreign Wars. "Not only will the U.S. government have to pay higher postage rates, they will no longer be able to guarantee delivery once it enters a foreign postal system. " Some retirees who have received APO/FPO mail through embassies and consulates are particularly concerned about the effect on Tricare Mail-Order Pharmacy prescriptions. "Congress needs to get involved immediately," Davis said. Tricare will continue to process prescriptions through Dec. 1 to allow time for delivery before the mail service ends, said spokeswoman Bonnie Powell. Tricare will begin sending out letters to affected retirees in the next few weeks to let them know of the change and their prescription options, she said. The core issue is a change in mail delivery responsibility for embassies and consulates, said a government official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. For about two years, officials from the State Department and Pentagon have been working to shift mail delivery to State Department facilities overseas from the traditional APO/FPO addresses to a new designation to be known as DPO, for Diplomatic Post Offices. Under the current system, the Defense Department covers the cost of getting APO/FPO mail from the U.S. port of embarkation to overseas locations, which is the most expensive part of the process. The State Department covers similar costs for diplomatic mail. The sender - whether Tricare, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the Veterans Affairs Department, or a relative or friend of a retiree - pays only regular domestic rates to get the mail to the postal facility at the U.S. port of embarkation where APO/FPO mail is processed for overseas delivery. As part of the initiative to separate State Department and military mail, State has said it cannot be responsible for the costs of mail going to military retirees at embassies and consulates. Although no firm cost estimates available, sources said the cost is considerable. State Department retirees living in overseas areas have never been authorized to receive APO/FPO mail, nor will they be authorized to receive DPO mail, the source said. Complicating the issue further, the Defense Department, by law, cannot pay the State Department for delivery of military retiree mail, the source said. Defense and service officials reportedly are considering whether to pursue legislation that would allow the Defense Department to pay for military retiree mail to embassies and consulates, but cost is part of that decision. The source said there has been "significant emotional discussion" about the fact that if retirees and their survivors are not notified in time to make alternate plans for getting their medications through Tricare, their health and even lives could be in jeopardy. The source said this only applies to post offices that will be converted to DPOs, and they will not be converted before this issue has been resolved. The largest number of affected retirees are in Panama. Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Claudio, commander of the Latin America/Carribean chapter of the VFW, said about 900 military retirees are registered with the U.S. Consulate in Panama for mail purposes. "It's a mess for a lot of people living in Panama, especially the widows," Claudio said. "This will have a big impact on the veterans, widows and children," said retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Floyd Skoubo, who handles Tricare issues for the VFW in Panama. Many retirees also get Social Security, military retirement and disability benefit checks through embassy and consulate post offices, Skoubo said. Using local foreign mail, those checks would become lucrative targets for theft, he said. In addition, he said, veterans living abroad must also file U.S. tax returns, and mail in their payments for taxes. "These could also be lost in local postal offices and mail forwarders," he said.
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"They're Not Your Customers" - Judge Tells Aeropost

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - In the hearing last Wednesday in Miami, in the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, the judge in the case, the Honorable Ronald M. Friedman, said "Simple solution. They don't use your proprietary mechanism and you don't deal with their clients. Their clients. Oh, did I say their clients? I think I did. Because you don't get them if they don't give them to you. It's their clients. You want to compete? Go compete. Don't take their clients. Go compete with anybody else you want. Go compete with anybody else you want. I don't have any problem with that at all. Go get any new customer and compete with them. Not their customers. Because how did you get that customer? You got it from them, period. MR. COHEN: But, Your Honor --- THE COURT: I'm sorry, but you didn't go into a telephone directory and pull out all of these names and send it out, you took their list of their customers. I have a real problem with that. A real problem with that..." The complete text of the transcript of the proceedings follows;
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Conflict Between Mail Companies in Panama

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy Ivan Donoso for TVN Noticias - The shipment of packages and cargo belonging to some merchants from the United States to Panama has been delayed in recent days due to a conflict between two companies that until recently were partners. For 17 years the company Air Box or Aerocasillas, with a portfolio of more than 12,000 customers here in Panama, has worked together with another company in Miami called Aeropost, but lately there has been a misunderstanding. Right now Aerocasillas has filed a lawsuit in Miami because according to them Aeropost has retained most of their customers illegally. In a written statement Aeropost says they have given Airbox all of their packages and mail, but they respect the rights of the Panamanian customers to choose, and they ask Airbox Express to develop their own website, and it is certain that the customers are getting the worst part. The decision of the court in Miami is expected in the coming days.
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James Fendell and Aeropost Illegally Using "Aerocasillas" Paperwork in Panama

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The lawyers for Airbox Express (Aerocasillas) in Panama are going to have a field day. Yesterday I was contacted by an Airbox Express customer who received a delivery from Aeropost employees. James Fendell, the CEO of Aeropost illegally redirected mail and packages that had been ordered by Airbox customers, in an attempt to hold that mail hostage and to force Airbox customers to switch over and magically become their customers. Forget the fact that Airbox Express has been working in this market for more than 17 years, and they have built up their customer base slowly over time through hard work - James Fendell and Aeropost thought it would be quicker and easier to simply hijack all of those customers, to literally steal them away from Airbox. Yesterday this entire bizarre scenario took another important twist. A guy wearing a shirt that said "Aeropost" arrived to deliver a package, but he was carrying a briefcase marked "Aerocasillas" and he presented documentation which identified the package as coming from "Aerocasillas" as well. There is no doubt - what James Fendell and Aeropost are trying to do in the Republic of Panama is flat-out illegal. They will eventually be held responsible for their actions in both criminal and civil court in Panama. And as I write this the 11th Circuit Court in Miami is hearing the case presented by Airbox, requesting an injunction against Aeropost. I should know the results of that hearing very soon, which was scheduled to finish eight minutes ago.

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Aeropost And James Fendell Continues To Illegally Hold Thousands Of Dollars Worth of Merchandise in Miami Hostage

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The unilateral decision taken by James Fendell, the CEO of Aeropost to illegally seize mail and packages in transit through his warehouse facilities in Miami Florida actually belonging to customers of Airbox (Aerocasillas) in Panama is starting to cause a series of unintended consequences. For example this afternoon I was contacted by the owner of Luzdecor here in Panama City. He sent an email to Aeropost today which said:
  • "Subject: Hijacked Cargo. Good Afternoon Mr. Fendell & Mr. Goldner, I have been very patient with the situation that has occurred since the separation of Aeropost and Airbox Express / Aerocasillas. But now my patience has run out. I have contacted your only operator, Keila, on three occasions to find out when packages that have already arrived to your facilities in Doral Florida would be delivered to me. On Wednesday, October 7, 2009, she said that they would be delivered that afternoon. Please see attached transcript of the conversation. Of course that did not happen. Then I contacted her again on Thursday October 8, 2009 and she then advised me that two of many packages would be delivered no later than Saturday. Transcript attached. Saturday came and went with no delivery. Today I contacted her again and it was more frustrating. Transcript also attached. No delivery. No surprise. Now I am angry! You have no presence here in Panama. My contract is with Aerocasillas, not with your company. I have many hundreds of dollars worth of goods in the order and delivery pipeline that is needed and you have, in effect, hijacked those goods. See attached Package Page and Pre alert Page. I am very angry and will now pursue all legal channels available in the United States and here in Panama. In addition, I will contact as many Television Stations, Newspapers and Internet sites to make them aware of your unethical, immoral and most certainly, illegal activities. Luzdecor / Falco, S.A."

And According To The Transcripts: The operator for Aeropost admits that the company does not have any office or presence here in Panama City. As a matter of fact I wonder if they even have a commercial permit or licenses to operate in Panama at all. If they don't, and if they've delivered even one piece of mail, then they are breaking Panamanian law. And do you want to know why they can't deliver the mail? Because they lack those permits. So now their attempt to screw over Airbox Express is biting them in the ass, again. Hey, just for kicks, do a Google search for "James Fendell" or for "Aeropost Fendell" and see what comes up. Man, I love SEO. This James Fendell guy is a real lowlife scumbag who obviously thinks it's fair play to steal the customers of a former client. I doubt they will ever be able to operate successfully in the Republic of Panama. They spend several months trying to sabotage Airbox, and now they are sabotaging themselves. File these guys two steps below "pond scum".

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Newsflash! Aeropost Rolls Over Like A Limp Fish!

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I was recently informed that apparently (the scumbags at) Aeropost in Miami, who have been illegally holding your mail and packages hostage at their physical warehouse facility in Miami as part of their immoral and unethical attempt to steal Airbox's customers, has finally released the mail. Apparently they have been feeling the heat from the people who actually own those packages and mail, who have been bombarding them with phone calls and email demanding that they knock off the shenanigans and simply deliver the damn mail. And I suspect my rather caustic reporting on these bastards had some effect as well. Holy Backfire, Batman! Thanks to their lowlife attempt to steal all of Airbox's customers and to drive Airbox out of business, the entire world now knows what unethical pricks the people behind Aeropost, specifically James Fendell and Fred Goldner, actually are. I also learned yesterday Aeropost tried to pull this exact same bullshit against another small mail company on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean. The company involved filed legal action against Aeropost both in St. Vincent and in Miami, and as a result Aeropost is now legally prohibited from operating there. The lawsuit in Miami was settled out of court however Aeropost has not yet made any of the payments they are required to make as part of the settlement. And I have to ask, is anyone surprised that James Fendell would go back on his word? Of course not. If I have learned anything at all in covering this story, the owner of Aeropost, James Fendell, is an absolute scumbag who should not be trusted with anything at all. It makes no sense whatsoever to trust this man and his company with anything, whatsoever. He has publicly established a pattern of conduct which includes lying to his business partners, stealing their customers, going back on his word, and engaging in unethical and immoral predatory business practices. It's much, much better that we here in Panama have been given the opportunity to see the true colors of this man and his company at an early stage of the game. The hearing in this case in the lawsuit filed against Aeropost by Airbox Express is scheduled for Wednesday, 14 October 2009. I can't wait.

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Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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A Comment from Keith Blume, Owner of Airbox Express

Internet Shopping and Mail ForwardingBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today in the comments section of an earlier article: "Thankfully Airbox Express Aerocasillas' PO Box 025207 in Miami did not change so you don't need to change your PO Box address for mail & magazines. The only change is the street address for packages which can easily be updated when you make your next purchase.

The integration process with our new operations center in Miami has been a success. Mail & magazines mailed to P.O. Box 25207, Miami, FL 33102-5207 and packages received at our new address, 7801 NW 37th St. Doral, FL 33166-6503, are being delivered more promptly than ever.

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience if you still have not received packages that were shipped to our previous address (Aeropost). Unfortunately, Aeropost has failed to cooperate with us in facilitating this transition. Our main priority, however, continues to be providing you with excellent service. We are doing everything to resolve this matter as soon as possible. If Aeropost demands payment for the delivery of a package, please proceed to do so. Ask them for an invoice & payment receipt and Airbox Express Aerocasillas will reimburse you 100% for the freight.

We would like to thank you once again for your time and support. To avoid further inconveniences, make sure to direct all your packages to 7801 NW 37th St, Doral, FL 33166-6503

Best regards, Keith Blume President, Airbox Express Aerocasillas"

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Well, That's A First - Aeropost Demands Equal Time

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I just received an email from Lic. Edgard S. Muñoz M., a lawyer who works for the firm SUCRE, ARIAS & REYES here in Panama City. In his email he writes: "Dear Mr. Winner: Enclosed to this communication you will find copies of the following documents sent today by registered mail to your office: 1. Letter from our office requesting you to comply with Law No.22 of year 2005 from the Republic of Panama regarding the “Right to Reply” in relation with your comments made about our client during October 7 and 8, 2009 2. Statement from our client, Aeropost International, answering your comments made through your webpage, which is considered under Panamanian Law an Communication Media in the Republic of Panama. Best regards, Edgard S. Muñoz M., SUCRE, ARIAS & REYES, Direct Tel: (507) 204-7928, Tel: (507) 204-7900, Fax: (507) 264-1168, www.sucre.net" Well golly, it will be my distinct pleasure. I mean, really. It's not every day that someone comes banging on my door to demand equal time. Obviously the people at Aeropost want to make this into a case of "he said, she said" and that's perfectly fine with me. I mean, I already have my mind made up - I think I'll choose to believe my wife's Pastor - but that's just me, and anyway it's also encumbent upon me to fully disclose those kinds of biases. Wait - here's another one - Airbox Express has been advertising on my website for years. Anyway, without any further ado, may I present the Aeropost version of events, for what it's worth... (more)

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Aerocasillas S.A. (Airbox) Sues Aeropost - Get Your Copy Here

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Yesterday the Panamanian company Aerocasillas S.A. (Airbox Express) filed a lawsuit and other legal actions against Aeropost in the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida. The lawsuit is a great read and it fully explains the situation, so please feel free to click this link if you would like to download a copy for yourself and enjoy a leisurely perusal. There was one other significant change overnight. Yesterday afternoon the (scumbags at) Aeropost were telling people through their website that the mail they had hijacked could be picked up at one of three operating locations of a company called "Postnet" in Panama City. Well, as of this morning and after the publication of my article yesterday, now Aeropost has removed all references to any operating location in Panama City, and they only say that they will drop off your mail. I have not yet been able to contact anyone from the Postnet operation, but from what I understand they probably had no idea what (those scumbags at) Aeropost were doing, and now they want no part of it. As a matter of fact, I seriously doubt any existing, established, and self respecting company will want anything to do with these guys in this market. And most importantly, Aeropost continues to illegally hold mail in transit basically "kidnapped" - as they try to convince Airbox customers to switch over to them. The legal actions continue, and later today TVN will be interviewing the general manager at Airbox. Tomorrow - maybe La Prensa, who knows... Like I said yesterday, I'm just getting warmed up.

On A Side Note: It saddens me that Aeropost is an American company from the United States. In my personal opinion they are conducting themselves in a truly despicable manner, and I certainly hope they get everything they have coming to them. As a fellow American, they are an embarrassment.

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More Info on the Airbox Express Problem - And Why Aeropost Can Never Be Trusted

Internet Shopping and Mail Forwarding By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I wouldn't trust these bastards from Aeropost in Miami to lick the spit from the bottom of my shoes. I have spent quite a bit of time between yesterday afternoon and this morning looking into the evolution of this entire problem between Airbox Express and one of their former service providers, a company called Aeropost from Miami. From what I have learned thus far, it now seems the immoral and unscrupulous scumbags from Aeropost has stabbed one of their longtime customers, Airbox Express of Panama, in the back. They are now trying to do as much damage as possible to Airbox Express, to steal their customers, and even steal employees from Airbox Express. This morning I learned these pricks from Aeropost are calling directly into the offices of Airbox Express in Panama City and offering future employment opportunities to current Airbox Express employees in an attempt to get them to switch sides. Aeropost has also "seized" or "placed a hold" on mail and packages at their facility in Miami that rightfully belongs to Airbox Express customers. If you are a customer of Airbox Express in Panama, Aeropost has illegally seized your mail in Miami and they are not delivering it as required by federal law! Aeropost has also raided the database of customer information and they are sending repeated email directly to Airbox Express customers, asking them to switch over to their new company. Jorge Zelaya is the General Manager of Airbox Express, and Keith Blume is the owner. I have known both of these people for years, and they have worked hard to build a solid business that provides good service, and Airbox Express has been a long time advertiser on this website. There is no doubt whatsoever that what these bastards from Aeropost are doing is morally corrupt at the very least. There's also a good possibility their actions have broken several federal laws as well. As I write this, Keith Blume is filing an injunction in court in Miami to force these bastards to cease and desist. No matter what happens, if the people behind Aeropost would stoop to these levels in order to try to make a buck, would you trust them with your mail? I sure has hell would not. (more)

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