Omar Abushaban, General Manager of PLUG INS
Driven by strong sales from smartphones, notebooks and panels, PLUG INS, the multi-brand consumer electronics and IT retailer of Al-Futtaim group registered 25 percent sales growth during the autumn edition of the GITEX Shopper 2015.
Sales of smartphones including the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge and Apple iPhone 6S were particularly popular among customers along with Lenovo A6000, LAVA X1 and OBI SF1.
PLUG INS recorded strong footfall over the eight days of the shopper with the closing weekend witnessing the highest footfall.
Omar Abushaban, General Manager of PLUG INS said, “We’ve had a great GITEX this year. PLUG INS opened with an expectation of 20% growth from our sales during the same period last year. But we are happy to report that sales were beyond our expectations. This shows a strong consumer appetite within the region and confidence in the PLUG INS brand proposition.”
PLUG INS has been part of the GITEX shopper since inception and witnessed it grow, in terms of size, participants and attendees over the last few years. As a part of its commitment, PLUG INS invested over AED 5 million to continue offering customers the very best electronics deals in the market.
“The focus at GITEX this year was on maximising the value we could offer our customers. For example, for the first time ever, PLUG INS offered customers choice across an entire line of personal computers with Windows 10 already installed. Similarly panels offered great value owing to competitive price points. The launch of the Apple 6S added excitement to our line up for those looking to buy smartphones. PLUG INS customers even had the opportunity to win up to AED 5,000 and one lucky winner won their purchase value back each day during the shopper. I think our proposition in its entirety ensured that we had something for everyone,” said Omar.
PLUG INS represents over 400 leading brands through an established network of nine stores located in popular shopping destinations: Dubai Festival City, The Dubai Mall, Al-Ghurair City, Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre in Dubai, Yas Mall, Marina Mall and Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi and Bawadi Mall in Al Ain. For more information, customers can visit www.facebook.com/plugins.ae, follow PLUG INS on www.twitter.com/pluginsuae or call 800 PLUGINS (800 758 4467).