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ShareSave lets you buy Xiaomi's ecosystem products from China
Xiaomi doesn’t launch all of its products outside China, with the wider ecosystem of products largely focused on its home market. But the company has a solution on offer in the new ShareSave platform (h/t: XDA-Developers).
ShareSave is being positioned as a “cross-border e-commerce platform” with a community focus, according to a blog post by the Chinese manufacturer.
Xiaomi’s platform offers several discount options, such as buying with a friend to earn a discount for both parties, up to 100 percent discount when enough people join your drop group, and the ability to contribute cash to support your favorite products. Fortunately, you can reportedly buy products on your own if you don’t want to pester your loved ones or jump through extra hoops to save a few cents.
These purchase options mean nothing if the platform has a lackluster selection of ecosystem products, but it seems like Xiaomi is off to a solid start. We’ve got Bluetooth keyboards, intelligent mouse pads, electric toothbrushes, a handheld electric mop, motion-sensing lights, electric scooters, and a smart hair dryer.
Xiaomi confirmed that products ordered via ShareSave include after-sales service and delivery to your door. The former is noteworthy, as support is usually an issue when ordering these products from unofficial sources. So you should have an easier time in theory if your ordered product is defective.
The service is currently available in India, but Xiaomi has confirmed there are plans to expand to other markets at an unspecified point. You can download the app via the button below, although early reviews have noted the sheer number of permissions required by it. These permissions include accessing your contacts list (obviously), reading your storage, accessing the camera, and pairing with Bluetooth devices.