- No lay-offs during the COVID-19 period says Xiaomi
- Chinese smartphones manufacturer launches “MI Commerce”
- A new phone will unveiled soon
As the restrictions in India during the 3rd lockdown period which started from today eased down a little, the Chinese smartphones manufacturer, Xiaomi, launched an offline – to – online solutions for its retails partners called “MI Commerce” to help people discover the products without leaving their homes and yet have the ability to buy products offline.
India’s biggest smartphone seller, Xiaomi, also said it has retained all of its 50,000 employees and partners despite the challenges which they are facing during the Coronavirus outbreak, according to Manu Jain, Vice President (VP) Xiaomi and Managing Director (MD) of Xiaomi India.
During a virtual press briefing, Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Xiaomi India, Muralikrishnan B said, “Mi Commerce is a product discovery platform. It is wrong to compare it with any other e-commerce platform,”.
He adds, “We have been planning an omni-channel solution for quite a while. You can consider Mi Commerce as a first step towards that,”
With this solution, the last mile “Contactless” delivery will be completed with the help of the retailers. Also, Xiaomi is recommending and urging the customers to make payment through UPI based solutions.
Mr Jain said that this solution will help the company’s 10,000 retail partners to resume their businesses as soon as possible. He added, “Due to COVID-19 restrictions, smartphone sales in Q2 will take a hit. But the India smartphone market will bounce back by Q3 and Q4,
“We may not have all the manpower right now. But we should be up and running 100 percent by Q3,”.
Manu Jain also gave a piece of good news which many of the company’s loyal customers and gans were waiting for as he announced that Xiaomi will unveil its flagship 109MP camera phone named MI 10 on the 8th of May 2020.