After setting up shop on Lazada and opening its flagship location in the Philippine capital, Xiaomi has found another home on yet another retail platform — Shopee Philippines.
The proof is in this banner ad we spotted on the home page of the retail website, although it doesn’t surprise us one bit that the popular technology brand from China has expanded its sales online. Weeks ago, we said that it wants a diverse retail presence here. At the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Redmi 5 Plus launch on March 13, Shopee was there to announce that the Xiaomi store would “go live at any time within the week.”
Xiaomi representatives are reported to have said that they would like to open three more brick-and-mortar shops in the Philippines this year, with the next expansion likely to be at the SM Mall of Asia in Manila.
Retailer SmartFuture Tech Inc. used to own the “Xiaomi Official Store” account before Xiaomi awarded the exclusive distributorship of its products in the Philippines to Grimalkin Corporation. It has now put up its own Shopee page to sell Mi items online. SmartFuture, you might recall, is the operator of the then-unsubstantiated Xiaomi store we visited in Makati City.
As for Xiaomi’s Shopee page, the brand lists a variety of electronics and non-tech products. Plus, there’s free shipping, and there’s also cash-on-delivery as a payment option.
Smartphones and peripherals to bags and luggage — there’s a lot to consider here unlike Xiaomi’s Lazada site, which only sells phones at the moment. Do note, however, that prices on Shopee slightly vary from those found in the official offline stores. We’re not sure why that is.
On Xiaomi’s official Shopee page, the brand lists a variety of electronics and non-tech products — from smartphones and peripherals to bags and luggage. Plus, there’s free shipping, and there’s also cash on delivery as a payment option.
Also: Xiaomi’s newer devices, such as the Redmi 5A and Redmi 5 Plus, are missing from the platform. We suppose they’ll be added at a later date. The bigger takeaway is there are now more options for people who want to buy Xiaomi products but for whatever reason can’t visit any of its physical locations in the Philippines.
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