|Electronics stores in HCM City like Nguyen Kim and Thien Hoa said the demand for air conditioners and fans have recently skyrocketed with the onset of summer. — Photo Vnexpress
HCM CITY (VNS) — Choosing a fan at an electronics shop on Hoang Van Thu Street, Ngoc Van of Tan Phu District said he needed to buy one more fan for his home since the weather has turned hot.
Nguyen Tien of Thu Duc District said he bought a water misting fan a few days ago to cope with hot weather.
Electronics stores in HCM City like Nguyen Kim and Thien Hoa said the demand for air conditioners and fans have recently skyrocketed with the onset of summer.
Le Pham Anh Thy, marketing director of Nguyen Kim Electronic Appliance Centre, said sales of air conditioners, fans and refrigerators have gone up by 15 per cent year-on-year in the first two weeks of this month, with customers opting for energy-efficient gadgets.
The most popular are 1-1.5 HP air conditioners from Toshiba, Daikin, LG, Panasonic, and Reetech, he said.
Tran Tan Hoang Hau, marketing director of Thien Hoa Electronics Centre, said sales of cooling products have shot up since the end of last month.
Fan sales are up by more than 50 per cent from recent months and sales of air conditioners and water misting fans are up 10-20 per cent over last year, he said.
Air conditioners of 1-1.5 HP capacity are among the top sellers, he said.
Small electronic shops also report higher sales of cooling products.
A shop owner on Hoang Van Thu Street in Tan Binh District said sales of fans, fruit juicers and blenders at her shop had risen significantly.
Thy of Nguyen Kim said demand is expected to continue rising in the coming months, with his stores forecasting sales to go up by 25-30 per cent.
Both large stores and shops are offering promotions to boost sales.
Thien Hoa, for instance, is offering a discount of 10-50 per cent on some air-conditioners, refrigerators and water cooling fans.
According to the Southern Hydro-meteorology Station, the city and south-eastern region have entered the hot, dry season 10 days earlier than normal and this weather will continue until the end of April or early May. — VNS