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Xiaomi is reportedly preparing to reveal its first physical store in Pakistan. The company’s presence till now has been either as an online store or at select Zong dealerships and customer care centers.
Need For Offline Presence
A dedicated physical store is a necessity in Pakistan. Despite the increasing penetration of e-commerce sector in the country, people are still cautious about buying anything online.
Most of Xiaomi’s competitors (Huawei, Oppo etc) have brick and mortar stores and an extensive presence in Pakistan which makes Xiaomi’s move all the more important.
Based in Faisalabad
This was announced by Xiaomi Pakistan’s official Facebook page:
Mi Pakistan proudly announces the launch of its first exclusive Mi store in Pakistan, located in Faisalabad at 7pm tonight. This store is the first among many to come. https://goo.gl/maps/age9iam2GYU2
The post mentions that the store will be located in Faisalabad and will be unveiled at 7 pm tonight. This store is also just the first of many that Xiaomi has planned to launch in Pakistan.
According to the Google Maps, the store appears to be located between Sitara Mall and Galaxy Mall in D Ground, Faisalabad.
Mi 6, Mi Max 2 and Eco-Products Launched
This seems to be the perfect time to launch a dedicated store for Xiaomi’s products. The Chinese smartphone maker recently launched its flagship Mi 6 smartphone in Pakistan. This was followed up by the Mi Max 2 and a whole bunch of eco-products.
You can buy these phones and eco-products at mistore.pk or at various online retailers.