Xiaomi sells phones out of a van to expand reach in India

By: Bloomberg |

September 21, 2020 6:20:16 pm

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Xiaomi Corp. plans to reach out to rural Indian consumers via a Mi Store on Wheels, hoping to sell smartphones to the remotest parts of the country at a time of growing anti-Chinese sentiment.

India’s top-selling smartphone brand is starting a traveling store, which will cover a specific route and stop in places where rural Indians gather for their weekly haats, or street fairs. The pilot will also sell smart TVs, CCTV cameras, earphones, sunglasses and power banks, Xiaomi said in a release Monday.

Xiaomi is just one of several brands that are taking their products directly to customers to make up for a lack of traffic in stores during the pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns. The Chinese smartphone maker held onto its top position in India’s smartphone market for the June quarter, even as smartphone shipments halved and tensions between Delhi and Beijing led to a growing backlash against Chinese brands.

“MSoW outlets will be fully safe for consumers to visit. With this new initiative and having the largest exclusive single brand retail network, we are determined to reach the remotest of areas in the country and address the needs of customers, bringing the Mi Store experience to their neighborhood,” said Muralikrishnan B, chief operating officer at Mi India.

Mi India currently has over 8,000 Mi preferred partners, more than 4,000 large format retail partners as well as 3,000 Mi Stores, according to the company’s statement.

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