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Published on June 26th, 2018 | by Sunit Nandi

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The Story of Xiaomi [Infographic]

Xiaomi Inc. is a Chinese electronic organization headquartered in Beijing. It was established on sixth April 2010 by Lei Jun and 7 other co-founders. Xiaomi makes and puts resources into smart phones, mobile applications, laptops, and related consumer hardware.

By keeping a tight control over its stock, Xiaomi is able to place cheaper batch orders as demand dictates. Limited availability flash sales ensure that supply never outstrips demand and helps promote its products. In contrast, traditional OEMs incur large upfront productions costs, which must be recouped by selling prices, in order to ship phones, some of which may not sell, out to retailers all around the world.

At first, to reduce overhead costs, Xiaomi did not own any physical stores, selling exclusively from its online store. In recent years, they have opened 54 brick and mortar stores to combat the strategies of other low-cost competitors in Chinese markets. It also did away with traditional advertising and relies on social networking services and word-of-mouth to publicize its products.

Xiaomi say that they listen closely to customer feedback, having them test out upcoming features themselves, and building an extensive online community. Lei Jun described it this way, “When I was with Kingsoft, I had the opportunity to work with Nokia and Motorola, two mobile phone giants of their time.

One day, I pointed out to their R&D boss, some inadequacies. After that, they merely acknowledged my input, but never acted upon what I had said. So I thought to myself, if I make a phone, you can tell me anything you wish for it or what’s wrong. If it is justifiable, we will work on it immediately. I’ll give you an update every week and you may even see your wishes come true within a week.”

For the adventurous journey of Xiaomi, we prepared an info graphic just for you to better known Xiaomi in an easy manner.

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