NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi claimed that it has sold atleast 0.5 million smartphones in three days of sales on e-commerce platform Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart.
The Redmi 3S Prime and Redmi Note 3 smartphones has run out of stock in three days of sale on Flipkart. Currently, Xiaomi is working in collaboration with manufacturer Foxconn to raise the sale of the phones.
“We’ve sold 0.5 million phones in less than 72 hours, in three days on Amazon and Snapdeal – and a day on Flipkart – which means 2 phones sold each second,” said Manu Jain, head of Xiaomi’s India operations. “Last year we sold more than 0.5 million units in 30 days during October,” company said.
In the beginning of October, The offline sale of Redmi 3S+ started which made only marginal contribution to the half a million number.
“We had started planning meticulously for Diwali sales six months in advance, and steadily increased production with Foxconn but this is a new benchmark for us… From what we know, no other brand has achieved this quality online or offline ever,” Jain added.
“In the first three days of sale on Amazon, two of top three selling phones were Xiaomi devices and the No 1 selling phone was Redmi Note 3. In its entire electronics portfolio, four of six top products are Xiaomi’s”, Jain affirmed.
The organization had supplied around three times the amounts it supplies on a week by week deal for Redmi 3s and Redmi 3S Prime be that as it may, the models were quickest offering on Flipkart, making Xiaomi the No 1 brand on the stage.
Xiaomi has been offering around 1 million to 1.5 million cell phones each quarter this year, however with the vast deal uptick in the initial few week of October, the organization is set to have the quarter finishing December as maybe the best quarters as far back as it started operations in India in July 2014.
Customer buys touch top levels in the weeks prompting Diwali as individuals purchase hardware, shopper durables, cellular telephones and different items for gifting and individual use. For the cell telephone industry, the quarter which begins with the bubbly season going up till December is critical as it compensates for around 25% of the business' yearly income.
Jain said that the organization is effectively working with contract maker Foxconn to make greater limit for future months and quarters, having officially held exchanges on expanding the quantity of lines and setting up more processing plants.