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Lahore, Pakistan – Thursday, June 24, 2021: realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, today officially signed an MoU with Daraz for developing its online channel and sales in Pakistan. With e-commerce in its DNA, realme looks to capture the online market in the same way it has become one of the fastest-selling smartphone brands in the world. With Daraz’s well-established e-commerce structure and reach within Pakistan, this new partnership is bound to be a great synergy.
realme is now the world’s 7th largest smartphone vendor with a total user base of over 85 million users. It has achieved tremendous growth at a rate unprecedented in the smartphone industry by introducing affordable, high-performance, stylish smartphones and AIoT products to meet the lifestyle and budget needs of young consumers. With the commitment to its e-commerce DNA, realme has established a stronghold over the global market through partnering with leading e-commerce companies in different markets.
With its operation in five South Asian markets: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Myanmar, Daraz (Alibaba Group) offers access to a population of 500 million and thereby a fantastic platform for realme to expand its online footprint in the region. Daraz not only has a well-established e-commerce infrastructure but also on-ground logistics solutions that will allow realme to get its products to the customers fast and reliably.
The cooperation between realme and Daraz in Pakistan has brought an economically friendly and handy shopping experience to local consumers and resulted in strong momentum in sales performance. At the Daraz 11.11 super sale event last year, realme ranked Top 01 in Mobiles, Tablets, Audio, and Wearable categories in Daraz South Asia. This year in Pakistan, the entire stock of realme Narzo 30A sold out over Daraz within a few minutes while the realme 7 Pro raked in 592% more sales than realme 6 Pro in the first day sales volume on Daraz.
During Daraz Mobile Week 2021, realme dominated the Mobiles, Tablets, Audio, and Wearable category with humungous sales of its smartphones and AIoT accessories. Moreover, during Super Brand Day, the entire stock of realme C21 was sold out.
Speaking about realme’s association with Daraz, Tony Lin, realme e-commerce head, SEA & SA, said: “realme is the fastest-growing smartphone brand both globally and locally, and we tend to be frontrunners in creating synergies that resonate well with the market we represent. Our main target market comprises Gen-Z and they are prone to buy things online due to convenience and pocket-friendly pricing. Together with Daraz, realme will be bringing more of its smartphones and AIoT products to Pakistan, empowering the tech life of the young.”
“It’s refreshing to see realme taking advantage of the full range of opportunities that e-commerce brings in South Asia, targeting a particularly young audience. In this partnership, it’s not just about generating sales, but building a brand online and leveraging Daraz for market entry. It’s great to see realme already serving as an outstanding case study of success on its mission to become a leading mobile & electronics brand in the region. With the continuous collaboration, we are optimistic to reaching ever new highs together!” said Jan Philipp Poeter, Chief Commercial Officer of Daraz Group.
This partnership with Daraz amplifies realme’s commitment to its e-commerce DNA and its determination to provide young consumers, who are active online buyers, with more accessible cutting-edge technology and products. As a ‘popularizer of 5G’, realme builds a diverse portfolio of 5G products with the goal of offering 100 million 5G phones by 2024. Besides the no-compromise affordable 5G phones, realme will also bring more AIoT products to young consumers through Daraz as realme has entered AIoT 2.0 development phase with its advanced ‘1+5+T’ strategy: 1 smartphone, 5 key categories for realme’s AIoT products, including the True Wireless Stereo (TWS), Wearables, TV, Laptops, tablet. T stands for TechLife, realme’s open partner platform, which aims to support innovative and dynamic AIoT startups through the sharing of realme’s own sales channels.
The announcement comes at the helm of Daraz Mobile Week 2021, which is one of the platform’s biggest consumer electronics sales. realme has bagged a sizeable chunk in online sales during the ongoing Daraz Mobile Week with its realme 7 Pro being a hot favorite. With scores of smartphones and AIoT accessories, realme’s collaboration with Daraz.pk underscores the successes which the brand has witnessed through the platform.
For more information, please go to http://www.realme.com/pk
realme is a global emerging consumer technology company disrupting the smartphone and AIoT market by making cutting-edge technologies more accessible. It provides a range of smartphones and lifestyle technology devices with premium specs, quality, and trend-setting designs to young consumers at affordable prices.
Established by Sky Li in 2018 and driven by its “Dare to Leap” spirit, realme is the world’s 7th largest smartphone company and has become one of the top 5 smartphone players in 15 markets globally in just two years. As of Q2, 2021, realme has entered 61 markets worldwide, including China and in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, Russia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, and has a global user base of over 85 million. For more information, please visit www.realme.com.
Daraz is the leading online marketplace in South Asia, empowering tens of thousands of sellers to connect with millions of customers. Daraz provides immediate and easy access to 50 million products in over 100 categories, delivering more than 6 million packages every month across the region.
Daraz is a mall, a marketplace, and a community for its customers and sellers. It strives the raise the standards of e-commerce in South Asia through a seamless ecosystem consisting of end-to-end solutions across e-commerce, logistics, payment infrastructure, and financial services.
In 2018, Daraz was acquired by Alibaba Group, and is proud to carry its part of the mission to “make it easy to do business anywhere in the era of the digital economy”. As part of the Alibaba ecosystem, Daraz leverages Alibaba’s global leadership and experience in technology, online commerce, mobile payments, and logistics to drive growth in its markets.
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