Other than being the smartphone maker company, seems like Xiaomi is trying to fit into a different role. The fact that this Chinese smartphone maker has seen a good growth with its best selling- smartphones ever since being an entrant in the Indian smartphone market, is not unknown. With this, the Chinese company has also started working towards improving its service by opening a number of service centers, including door-to-door pick-up and drop service, and more. Now, it also seems like Xiaomi wants to offer a better buying experience to its customers with the launch of its new Express Delivery service.
Xiaomi has kick-started its Express Delivery service in India to deliver the orders placed through its Mi.com site and Mi Store app. This service, which is currently available only in Bengaluru, is designed in lieu of delivering orders within a single day, without any additional costs levied on the customers. Also, this latest move comes days after the Chinese giant launched its WhatsApp-based service in India to engage and rope in more fans.
For this, users need to select ‘Express Delivery’ option from the ‘Order Information’ page on the Mi.com site to avail of this new service. Again, if users are placing an order from the Mi Store app, they just need to tap the ‘Delivery Service’ option after proceeding to checkout, and if eligible, would perceive the option to opt for ‘Express Delivery Service’. After that, users need to simply need hit the ‘Confirm’ button to get the order delivered using this new service.
Also, users need to remember here that there are certain conditions to avail the Express Delivery service. Firstly, the order timings must be between 9 am and 4:30 pm to opt for the new service. Secondly, the Cash on Delivery (COD) option would not be applicable if users have selected express delivery for orders. The service is also presently available for an order consisting one of the eligible products only and is also not available on Sundays.
Right now, the list of eligible products for Express Delivery includes the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Redmi Y1, Redmi 5A, Mi Max 2, and Mi A1. Moreover, the availability of the service is subject to select pin codes.
Lastly, with this attempt, it seems that Xiaomi is aiming to put a strong competition to Amazon and Flipkart. However, the fate of this service entirely depends on the success of how fast it would be able to cater the growing demand of Xiaomi customers in the country.