Reseller Xiaomiworld told to cease trade of Xiaomi phones!


In the first case of its kind, Xiaomi have reached out to Chinese reseller Xiaomiworld asking them to cease sales of Xiaomi phones outside of China.

Xiaomiworld had become one of the web’s go to online stores for Xiaomi smartphones for customers living outside of China and the few markets where Xiaomi officially trades.

Today Xiaomiworld have posted a message on its social networks stating that Hugo Barra has contacted the company personally asking if they could cease sales outside of China and for the two to speak about a possible solution. We don’t know if this is an isolated case or if Xiaomi are now targeting other resellers too.

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Xiaomiworld now suggests that customers buy from one of the official Xiaomi websites until the issue has been resolved. What do you think of this? On the one hand Xiaomi are have the right to do this, but on the other they are making their products even more difficult to buy.

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24 Comments

  1. Kiswum
    August 20, 2014

    I buy my Xiaomi gadgets at Ibuygou. Shops like these are one of the reason why Xiaomi is so big outside China. This is one of the reasons why people want Xiaomi to expand to other countries. The customers outside Asia are also a huge part of the reason why this brand is very popular.
    If Xiaomi doesn’t want to sell these devices to webshops, then they should sell their devices one by one, so people in China will get more luck to purchase one (I hope they don’t change it, because it would be very hard for me to get one :)).

  2. David Košič
    August 20, 2014

    You need to check the at article again. You made some errors with your English.

  3. Adam Irvine
    August 20, 2014

    Stab in the dark here but I’ve always had the feeling that Xiaomi really aren’t interested in dealing with english speaking countries such as the US or the UK (or europe for that matter) and I think this slightly re-enforces them not wanting people not in an ‘official launch country’ to be able to get hold of their products…

    Myself, I love the look of some of their products, I’d love a MiTv for example, but without the English support, it’s a big no no for me… Shame really…

    • Mitu
      August 20, 2014

      It is not about not wanting to expand there but about the weak IP position Xiaomi has in the Western world (US/Europe) you can read it here http://stratechery.com/2014/xiaomis-oversold-global-ambitions-week-daily-updates/. You can see Xiaomi mainly operates or is expanding to countries with low interest in IP and not having to worry about lawsuits costing lots of money.

      In this case I think people confuse Xiaomiworld with the real Xiaomi. In forums I see people actually believe Xiaomiworld and Xiaomishop are from Xiaomi. If they would read the about us section they would know they are not affiliated with Xiaomi.

      Maybe Xiaomiworld only needs to change the name and logo otherwise many shops will get a call “Hello Hugo from Xiaomi here…”

      • amirexpressir
        August 21, 2014

        Not to mention xiaomiworld had sold sometimes fake product of china!!!
        My friend ordered 100Pcs powerbank but all were fake…
        I don’t think its the only fake product/order they had processed , this site may have done before…..so I don’t think its good for xiaomi reputation too, as many believe xiaomiworld is legitimate store

    • Bailey
      August 21, 2014

      What difference does it make who buys your phone. They have been we aware for a long time that people have been buying their phones abroad almost for 4 years in fact. There has to be a better reason than that

  4. Guest
    August 20, 2014

    I buy my Xiaomi gadgets at Ibuygou. Shops like these are one of the reason why Xiaomi is so big outside China. This is one of the reasons why people want Xiaomi to expand to other countries. The customers outside Asia are also a huge part of the reason why this brand is very popular.
    If Xiaomi doesn’t want to sell these devices to webshops, then they should sell their devices one by one, so people in China will get more luck to purchase one (I hope they don’t change it, because it would be very hard for me to get one :)).

  5. David Košič
    August 20, 2014

    You need to check the at article again. You made some errors with your English.

  6. Techieey
    August 20, 2014

    Why xiamiworld suggested buying from xiaomishop.com. Is it an official website or a rival’s rival is a friend!

    • tangworld
      January 5, 2017

      xiaomiworld.com has been changed to mifanworld.com

  7. Adam Irvine
    August 20, 2014

    Stab in the dark here but I’ve always had the feeling that Xiaomi really aren’t interested in dealing with english speaking countries such as the US or the UK (or europe for that matter) and I think this slightly re-enforces them not wanting people not in an ‘official launch country’ to be able to get hold of their products…

    Myself, I love the look of some of their products, I’d love a MiTv for example, but without the English support, it’s a big no no for me… Shame really…

    • Guest
      August 20, 2014

      It is not about not wanting to expand there but about the weak IP position Xiaomi has in the Western world (US/Europe) you can read it here http://stratechery.com/2014/xiaomis-oversold-global-ambitions-week-daily-updates/. You can see Xiaomi mainly operates or is expanding to countries with low interest in IP and not having to worry about lawsuits costing lots of money.

      In this case I think people confuse Xiaomiworld with the real Xiaomi. In forums I see people actually believe Xiaomiworld and Xiaomishop are from Xiaomi. If they would read the about us section they would know they are not affiliated with Xiaomi.

      Maybe Xiaomiworld only needs to change the name and logo otherwise many shops will get a call “Hello Hugo from Xiaomi here…”

    • amirexpressir
      August 21, 2014

      Not to mention xiaomiworld had sold sometimes fake product of china!!!
      My friend ordered 100Pcs powerbank but all were fake…
      I don’t think its the only fake product/order they had processed , this site may have done before…..so I don’t think its good for xiaomi reputation too, as many believe xiaomiworld is legitimate store

    • Bailey
      August 21, 2014

      What difference does it make who buys your phone. They have been we aware for a long time that people have been buying their phones abroad almost for 4 years in fact. There has to be a better reason than that

  8. eric
    August 20, 2014

    I guess Xiaomi is afraid of a lawsuit from Apple if they sell to many phones in the western world
    How do these resellers get that many phones (and make extra margin) when it’s impossible to buy from Xiaomi?

  9. Sukrit
    August 20, 2014

    Why xiamiworld suggested buying from xiaomishop.com. Is it an official website or a rival’s rival is a friend!

    • tangworld
      January 5, 2017

      has been changed to mifanworld.com

  10. Guest
    August 20, 2014

    I guess Xiaomi is afraid of a lawsuit from Apple if they sell to many phones in the western world
    How do these resellers get that many phones (and make extra margin) when it’s impossible to buy from Xiaomi?

  11. Vince Ibrahim
    August 26, 2014

    This is the start of a bad pattern. Looks like the company is shutting down etailers in different countries.

    http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/552482/exclusive_xiaomi_global_shuts_down_australian_online_stores/

  12. Guest
    August 27, 2014

    This is the start of a bad pattern. Looks like the company is shutting down etailers in different countries.

    http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/552482/exclusive_xiaomi_global_shuts_down_australian_online_stores/

  13. tangworld
    December 1, 2015

    xiaomiworld has been changed to tangworld.com

  14. tangworld
    December 2, 2015

    xiaomiworld has been changed to tangworld.com