President Chain Store Corp (PCSC, 統一超商) yesterday announced a new collaboration with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) to sell tablet computers at its 7-Eleven stores.
The nation’s largest convenience store chain operator also launched sales of a new 50-inch LED TV made by Hon Hai for less than NT$20,000 (US$675), after the two started their partnership in TV sales in late June.
Hon Hai manufactures three models of Internet TV for President, under the brand of the convenience store chain’s cartoon mascot, Open, with a total of 15,000 units sold in the first three months.
PCSC is aiming to sell 3,000 units of the 7-inch tablet in the first three months of the sales, with pre-sales beginning today.
“Under our pipeline are five to 10 new products made by Hon Hai, including smartphone products,” said Liu Hong-cheng (劉鴻徵), the head of 7net, President Chain’s online shopping portal.
Liu said the company hopes the second-round sales of TV products reach the levels recorded in the first-round sales.
The portal is set to drive up revenue by 30 percent per year on the back of sales of these new products. Sales via 7net account for only about 1 percent of President’s overall revenue, but it said it would not ignore the rise in online shopping.