Android tablets nudging iPads on losing streak

Article by Tariq Saeedi

How many windows of discounts are wide open for modern gizmos’ aficionados out there in the world of internet? Or put in this way. How many bargains of android tablets, iPads, or other handheld computers, a buyer has when he/she wants money saving deals? Such options go begging in the consumer-oriented regime of present days and that is an absolute fact.

That is much as the same way as sale of android powered tablets is skyrocketing to beat its arch rival Apple.

Google has not been surprised on the uptick in sale of its android tablets, as from Samsung to Acer Inc., most of the device makers are taking interest in Google Inc.’s operating system.

Third quarter saw a stellar jump in share of android-compatible tablets in global sales to 27 per cent from 2.3 per cent a year ago. iPad’s share is, contrastingly, on the losing streak, according to the Strategy Analytics. Total 16.7 million tablets were sold worldwide during three months.

Price comparison is also going in favor of android machines. A latest 7-inch android tablet is available at 9 in a wide contrast to 9 iPad is being sold at.

Price dictates a buying

From daily deal sites and e-retailers to device makers, all agree to the effectiveness of price cuts in nudging revenue up.

If prices can be ever be an issue, then that has been hammered out. Before 2008, nobody could have imagined that he/she would be overwhelmed with hefty choices of off-price electronic thingamajigs.

Obviously, earlier deal phenomenon didn’t surface and only makers or retailers were generous enough to deliver hot deals to their customers and that were so usually during special days or holiday season.

Come the daily deal websites, led by Groupon three years back, and discount market has been changed altogether with buyers available with lot of low-priced goods and services.

Daily deals carry 50 to 90 per cent discounts on a wide range of goods and services from local culinary favorites, household goods, electronic items, clothing, and fashionable products to manis-pedis, spa, personal care, etc.

There are more than 3,000 daily deal websites worldwide. Among them, LivingSocial, Groupon, and kgbdeals are recognized for their best deals.

Couponing sites join forces with merchants or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to design a deal of the day.

Bulk sale drives ‘em

Bulk sale is said to be the prime driver of discount offers. In fact, daily deal platforms would provider sellers the fastest channel of reaching to consumers directly without the interruption of intermediaries.

Direct-to-consumers link also brings down cost of distribution justifying cut in original prices.
Along with the discount supplying websites, e-shops provide online shoppers discounts on goods and digital goods.

Some of these ecommerce retail outlets are fully dedicated to computers and consumer electronics. Focalprice or tigerdirect are online directories of modern gadgets and computer accessories.

The e-shops also feature latest editions of android tablets, iPad, iPhone, notebooks, etc. with deep price cuts.

Extending outreach of steep discounts to a larger population of internet users, aggregators deliver coupons and printable coupons/vouchers to its subscribers.

By intimating customers of fresh bargains, deal aggregators do not only save them money but also time of scouting bargains.

About the Author

Tariq Saeedi is a couponing industry’s analyst holding journalism and marketing degrees and contributing articles to digital and print media. Visit for android tablets , daily deals and deal of the day .


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