After receiving approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board for a single brand retail store in India, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is planning to open more showrooms in the near future.
The company says that "With the Indian government allowing foreign firms to sell directly to consumers through the single-brand retail's route, there will be more OPPO showrooms opened in the near future."
OPPO aims to build 550 service centers by the end of 2017 to cover all regions of India, it added.
Sky Li, Global VP and President, OPPO India said, "India has become the most important market for OPPO besides its domestic market and we have always focused on being present across all touchpoints to offer the best services to our consumers, which has led us to be the Selfie Expert and Leader in the market. We have offline stores across the country to provide our consumers better services in the process of purchase and with this development, we will continue to enhance the offline presence to connect with more and more consumers."
He said, "We cannot divulge the investment and the number of OPPO showrooms under SBRT at this stage, to provide better service to our Indian consumers we closely work with our distribution and retail partners, we are aiming at building 550 service centres by the end of 2017 to cover all regions among India, so that all our consumers experience more efficient and better services. Now we have opened more than 200 OPPO Showrooms. In the future, we are going to expand more OPPO Showrooms to let consumers get a closer experience on and purchase our products."
With this approval, OPPO becomes the first global smartphone brand to receive this approval from the Indian government.