Xiaomi on Monday announced it is opening Mi Express Kiosks across India. these Kiosks are Vending Machines that will allow users to purchase Xiaomi Smartphones and Accessories anytime. Xiaomi also said that this new retail strategy will help eliminate operational and cost inefficiencies for consumers. Xiaomi will start the Roll out the Mi Express Kiosks in the metro cities soon and will be expanding to more cities in future.
Then Mi Express Kiosks will accept payment via multiple options such as Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and UPI, allowing consumers to the option they are most comfortable with. The first Mi Express Kiosks machine is installed in Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru, the company’s India head revealed in a tweet on Monday.
Planned public area locations for Mi Express Kiosks include airports, metro stations, shopping malls, and tech parks. Xiaomi adds that “all the technology equipping Mi Express Kiosks has been researched and developed in India.” The company also said that the Kiosks will feature products at a price similar to that available on Mi.com and Mi Home stores.
“Mi Express Kiosks serve as a highly effective new retail initiative for consumers and Mi Fans to easily access and buy Xiaomi products instantly in offline markets,” the company elaborated in its statement to the press.