Apple online store launch in India on 23rd September 2020
Tech giant Apple has announce to launch their first online store in India on September 23. The step will provide Indian consumers with a way to purchase Apple products directly from the company for the first time.
Apple’s web-based retail experience is as unmatched as its famed offline stories and involves handholding the consumer right from choosing the product to purchase to setting it up and running. In India, Apple will offer on-line support in English and also phone call support in Hindi and English. Once a product has been purchased, consumers will definitely also be able to book a free 30-minute counselling session with Regional Apple experts to get all their queries answered.
We know how important it is for our customers to stay in touch with those they love and the world around them. We can’t wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India with the Apple Store online on September 23! ??https://t.co/UjR31jzEaY
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 18, 2020
Customisation is another opportunity that Apple will bring to the Indian market too. The online store will provide consumers the choice to order a Mac with the specific configuration they want. For the coming festival season, signature gift wrap and customised text engraving service will be available for selected products. Indian consumers will have the facility to get text or messages engraved in English on iPad and Apple Pencil. On AirPods, they can be able to get emojis or text engraved in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.
While the prices will be the same on the Apple India store, all financing and EMI options will be available, together with a trade-in program within the online store. However, given the pandemic, cash on delivery will not be an option primarily. All orders will be supplied contactless.
Apple in India has tie up with Blue Dart for shipment. The product will deliver free of cost within 24 to 72 hrs. from date of purchase. Delivery time depends on the distance of the location. The deliveries will cover around 13,000 PIN code locations across the country to start with, but the exact number may be affected by area lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple has been operating their business in India for more than two decade, and the company’s on-going investment and development support almost 900,000 jobs around the country. Apple’s App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru has supported thousands of local developers, and today apps developed by developers in India have come to be much more critical to everyday life as people seek to stay involved and connected from home. Among them are Wysa, an AI-based app that is making it possible for millions of individuals to get mental wellness support in an accessible and economical way, as well as the yoga application YogiFi, which uses computer vision for real-time posture correction and machine learning to curate customized yoga plans, assisting users keep healthy and active from the comfort of their homes.
Apple’s special pricing for student will be available in India for Mac and iPad. You can now get additional discounts on accessories and Apple Care Plus (AppleCare+), the extended warranty program with two years of technical assistance and cover accidental damages. From October, Today at Apple sessions, where specialist teach how to better use their products for innovative purposes, will also be available online for all Indian consumers.
Apple Technical Support over Phone
India – 000800 1009009 (Toll-free phone number is for landlines. You may be charged when calling from a mobile phone.)