OPPO R9 and Apple iPhone 6s Top Offline Sales In China

by Habeeb Onawole 1

Shopping online is convenient. You see what you want to buy, enter the necessary details required, pay, and expect your order to arrive. You can even window-shop online by browsing the sites of different online shops and not get harassed by store owners. But there are lots of folks out there that prefer walking into a physical store and purchasing what they want.

Phone manufacturers know there’s a lot of money to be made via that way of shopping that’s why they still setup brick and mortar shops to cater for that category of people.

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Two companies hitting it big in offline sales in China right now are OPPO and Apple. According to  recent sales stats from Sino-MR, an independent market research firm, the OPPO R9 (known as the OPPO F1 Plus outside China) and the iPhone 6s are the best selling phones offline.

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According to OPPO, they have sold over 7 million R9 units as at mid-June. The iPhone 6s is also doing incredibly well. Other phones selling well offline include the Vivo X7, the Huawei P9 and the Huawei Mate 8.

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Other companies like Xiaomi who didn’t take offline sales seriously are now doing so. In a recent statement Xiaomi’s CEO said there are plans to increase the number of stores across China from 25 to 1000 by the year 2020.

Source: gsmarena.com