The China Post
Date: May 9, 2017
By: Christine Chou
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Xiaomi announced on Monday it has sold over 15,000 robot
vacuum cleaners since it launched the product in Taiwan a month ago.
With sales beating their expectations, Xiaomi said it has placed more orders for the coming Mother’s Day, with the extra units scheduled to go on sale at noon on Tuesday.
The Xiaomi cleaner’s stellar first-month sales performance is driving up market demand for robot vacuum cleaners across the country. Last year there were around 100,000 cleaners sold in Taiwan, according to market analyst estimates.
Xiaomi’s cleaner is priced at less than NT$9,000 each, compared to some competing firms that are charging more than double that price. Xiaomi Taiwan’s general manager Henman Lee (李佳峰) has said the introduction of the new product in Taiwan is part of the company’s plans to test the waters before breaking into other markets. [FULL STORY]