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Homegrown firm eyes expansion

(Source: Sun Star Davao | 14 February 2016)

A homegrown mobile phone distributor and retailer 8Telcom Inc. is eyeing four more branches in Davao City starting this year to take advantage of the growing market for smartphones in the city.

Two of these branches will be located in two upcoming malls in the northern part of the city.

“This is to cater the fast growing market of smart-phone users in Mindanao especially in Davao,” 8Telcom general manager for retail department Jeffrey G. Lao said, adding that 2015 was a good year for the company.

“Aside from the expansion, we will continue to develop our services, shop enhancement and and continuous training for skills development to our employees to further provide excellent customer services,” he said.

“For our pursuit for innovation, we will not limit our development, we will continue to develop our services and our employees to offer the best experience to our clients,” Lao said.

Being in the business for almost two decades, the company already has a total of 16 branches; 10 are in Davao City while the rest are scattered in the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Tagum, and Butuan.

Lao said that their largest concept shop is nestled in SM Lanang Premier.

8Telcom offers different brands of high-end smart phones like Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony, ASUS, and Huawei to ensure quality to customers.

For this year, 8telcom will hold more promotional activities in partnership with Samsung as sales of Samsung smarts phone continue to rise in Mindanao despite the entry of different new brands.

“Hopefully by the end of the year, we will be able to hit our target of growing our Samsung business by 30 percent,” Lao said.

In February 9, 8Telcom conducted an employee appreciation night at Club Echelon at The Peak of Gaisano Mall of Davao in a bid to recognize top performing sales teams.

At present 8telcom employs a total of 150 individuals. (ASP)

— By Ace June Rell. S. Perez

 

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