A few weeks ago we got the news of the opening of a new Mi Store in the bright city of Milan, in Italy, and now we have another excellent news that again get close Xiaomi to its buyers. Because, recently, the Chinese manufacturer has partnered with Grimalkin Corporation to open and operate 3 new Mi stores in the Philippines, exactly in Trinoma Mall, SM Megamall, and Quezon City.
Grimalkin Corporation will be the company in charge of providing guarantees and repairs in the Philippines. It will be the representative agent and the main distributor of Xiaomi products in this country. Therefore, we can firmly assume that the listed products will be available in both stores and will also be available for sale in the next SM Megamall store.
Two years ago, Xiaomi had tried to enter the Philippine market with some stores that unfortunately did not manage to sell the quantities expected due to the lack of fame of the brand in those times. But now the situation is different and recent events show that the acceptance of the brand and its products is so high that the Filipinos longed for the return of Xiaomi.
How do we know? Because on February 17, on the 4th floor of the Trinoma Mall near its variety of cinemas, people have made a huge queue even before the opening of the mall. And why this happen? Because the official page of the authorized store has opened a pre-registration form and allowed the possibility of winning a Mi A1, the surprising and economical Android One smartphone from Xiaomi. They also offered free t-shirts and other gifts to the first in line.
As expected, being an authorized official store, these products will have a lower price compared to their online sales counterparts. It is evident that nothing can overcome the closeness, support, and level of contact offered by a physical store where buyers have the opportunity to try and ask about the product with an immediate response. However, Xiaomi does not rule out continuing to offer its products through different web platforms.
This is the official list of products that you can buy through the Mi Store in the Philippines:
While Xiaomi has a triumphant return to the Philippines, another store is also being prepared at SM Megamall and sources indicate that it may open in March. It’s still not official or confirmed, but the rumors seem to come from direct Xiaomi executives.
This alliance seems to be the same view in Apple with the PowerMac stores. However, it will be of popular interest to know how Xiaomi and Grimalkin Corporation will handle their repairs and product guarantees system. If they will be repaired directly by technicians of the company or will be sent to the company for repair.
We wish Xiaomi’s return to continue with this rage and this time for the better.