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Feb, 20 2018

Homegrown-brand Mivi Predicts 300 percent sales rise in India

The home grown firm which has its headquarters at Hyderabad offers products like headphones, bluetooth earphones, power banks, cables, chargers, custom and designer cases and tempered glass.

Home grown electronics brand Mivi has stated it future sales expectations to jump 300 percent after its claims to start manufacturing its products in the country in the next few years.

Viswanadh Kandula, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Mivi said, "By 2019, we aim to go offline and in the next 2-4 years, we plan to start manufacturing in India. Last year, we clocked more than 300 per cent revenue through the online model and now we are projecting a 300 per cent jump in sales for next year."

The home grown firm which has its headquarters at Hyderabad offers products like headphones, bluetooth earphones, power banks, cables, chargers, custom and designer cases and tempered glass, etc.

According to Kandula, Mivi did a business worth Rs 8 crore in 2017. "Currently, we are at a revenue of Rs 2.5 to 3 crore per month and aiming to clock over Rs 30 crore by the end of the financial year 2018," he said.

The e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm have been the main sources of revenue generation for the firm.

The company started the e-commerce business on its own website in August 2017 and it has been growing consistently month on month.

Established in 2015 by husband-wife duo, Viswanadh Kandula and Midhula Devabhaktuni, the company aimed to fulfil the need of high-quality electronic gadgets at affordable prices in the Indian market.

Devabhaktuni, Mivi's Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder said, "After an eight-year stint in the US, we returned to India in 2015 to start our own venture, Seminole Tech, under the Mivi brand."

She added, “Mivi was created with a vision to redefine the electronics market and be the 'Go-to' brand for our consumers through quality and technology differentiation at a value-plus price."Last year, we rolled-out a range of products in the audio category like Mivi Saxo bluetooth headsets and Mivi Thunder Beats wireless Bluetooth earphones.”

Devabhaktuni said that Mivi's most popular product of 2017 was its "ThunderBeats Bluetooth Earphone" and this year, the company is planning to diversify the portfolio in the audio category, which will include bluetooth speakers, soundbars, DJ speakers and even foray into wearables in the next two years.

She added, "By the end of 2018, 50 per cent of our portfolio will be an audio-based category. Presently, our entire business is online and e-commerce exclusive. We sell through our own site mivi.in as well as e-commerce sites like Amazon, Flipkart and PayTM.”

Asked about marketing plans and budget for each platform in 2018, the duo said that they are planning to assign 25 per cent of their revenue for online marketing and promotional spends, 40 per cent for premium ads promotion on third party e-commerce platforms and five per cent on offline marketing.

Kandula said, "Our digital marketing efforts will primarily focus on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and will also be running several campaigns on Google Ads and YouTube.”

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