Motorola returned to the smartphone markets a little over 4 years ago. The company has been coming out with a number of smartphone since then, and one of their biggest markets has been that of India. India has responded well to the brand and it has become one of the most popular and recognizable brands in the country. After years of online sales, the company is now working on an offline expansion model, starting with their Moto Hub stores. The first such store will open in Noida. Let us take a closer look:
The first ever Motorola exclusive offline store, Moto Hub will be opening up at the Great India Palace Mall in Noida. The Great India Palace, or as it is popularly known, GIP Mall, is a popular shopping destination in Noida as well as the entire Delhi NCR region. The shop will open tomorrow, the 3rd of August at 11:30 AM. It is expected that the store will feature all the latest Motorola smartphones as well as various accessories from the brand.
We expect Motorola to show off all the new devices such as Moto Z2 Play, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, the recently launched Moto G5S and G5S Plus, the budget Moto E and Moto C series, as well as the upcoming phones such as the Moto X4 and the flagship Moto Z2 at the store. India as a country has adapted well to e-commerce but the general consensus is that they trust offline stores more. This is where the Moto Hub will be critical for Motorola.
Motorola isn’t the first brand in the country to start off with an offline store. Xiaomi too has done it this year with their Mi Home store in Bangalore. We expect the Moto Hub to open up in more Indian cities over the next few months. Stay tuned with us for more details on the Motorola offline retail model.