The Apple India online store goes live today. The day September 23, 2020, marks a new beginning for the Apple in the Indian market.
Till now, the US-based electronic giant used to sell its iPhones and other Apple products in India through e-commerce platforms and third-party resellers including Flipkart and Amazon India.
That’s the reason, it didn’t have comprehensive control over the product delivery and support experience.
Apple Soon to Setup A Brick-and-Mortar Store in India:
The much-awaited Indian store is Apple’s 38th online store worldwide. To provide logistics support, the company has tied up with Blue Dart. This enables Apple to deliver products across the nation within 2-3 days of the purchase.
If things work out smoothly, Apple will soon launch its first brick-and-mortar store (retail store) in India. Recently, Apple has opened the first floating glass retail store (the first of its kind) at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
In fact, it is described as the tech giant’s “most ambitious retail project” till date.
Apple India Online Store in Indian Languages:
Leaving the physical retail store aside, let’s concentrate on Apple’s India online store. Not just in English, the online store makes it through 7 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati.
For example, the product details and related information could be found in 7 Indian languages. Moreover, you get specialized support for Apple products and services in English and Hindi.
Apart from the existing Apple product lineup (including the newly launched iPhone 12, Apple Watch Series 6 etc.), the Indian users will be getting the Apple One subscription very soon.
What are the Advantages of Buying Through Apple Online Store?
The Apple India online store has listed a few advantages when shopping directly. They include:
- Shopping Assistance with Apple Specialists.
- No-contact delivery for FREE.
- Various payment options including credit card EMI.
- Build the Mac that’s best for you. (tailor-make/configure)
- Free 1:1 online session with Apple Specialist on purchasing products.
- Up to 2 years of AppleCare+ warranty
- Anytime Apple Support
How Apple iPhone Trade-in Works?
Here’s another much-awaited option “Apple iPhone Trade-in”. This allows Apple lovers to exchange their existing iPhone or any other smartphone. Apple will assess the condition thereby and offer a trade-in value for your smartphone.
The said amount will be given as instant credit and the final bill will be adjusted accordingly on the purchase of a new iPhone.
You don’t need to go anywhere. The smartphone will be collected at your doorstep. This happens when the delivery person reaches you to deliver the newly purchased iPhone.
Currently, this exchange of smartphone is handled by Cashify.in. You just need to download the Verify app from the Google play store or Apple store. And evaluate the functional condition of your smartphone.
That’s a good initiative by Apple. Hope it soon launched the buyback option too.
Though India contributes just 2% revenue to Apple, the Cupertino-based tech giant foresees a good future for Apple products in the Indian market. That’s the reason, it’s geared up to set up a retail store.
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