As per the latest reports, Alcatel India is eyeing to increase its offline presence by expanding its retail network to 5,000 stores in five states by March 2017.
Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel India said at a launch event yesterday – “We are going to expand our retail presence to increase our market share. At present, we sell through around 700 stores in select states. By March we plan to sell across 1000 stores each in five states — Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.”
Apart from Alcatel, Coolpad also recently announced its plans to expand offline presence. The company said in a statement that they plan to establish 5,000 core shops and 10,000 retail shops to reach 1 million sales volume covering 10 states. Further, Amazon India will be the strategic partner for both online and offline sales of the company.
Further, even Xiaomi joined the race back in October when it launched Redmi 3S Plus exclusively in the offline market. To give you an idea, Redmi 3S Plus is essentially the Redmi 3S Prime except for the RAM. While Redmi 3S Prime comes with a 3GB RAM, Redmi 3S Plus come with 2GB RAM.