The online store will have a team of experts who are ready to share expertise in Vietnamese to support customers in need.

Apple to open first online store in Vietnam on May 18 (Photo for illustration: Reuters)

Online shops often precede the opening of retail stores. Apple already sells products in Vietnam via licensed vendors and has multiple suppliers that assemble its gadgets in the country for export.

Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's senior vice president of retail, said the company is proud to be expanding in Vietnam.

In 2022, Vietnam’s import of CBU (completely built units) phones reached a turnover of 3.5 billion USD, up 10.5% compared to 2021, accounting for 16.6% of the import turnover of phones and components.

Apple, Samsung, Oppo, and Xiaomi phones were the most favored brands, accounting for 93.4%. iPhone imports saw the most significant growth rising 46% to 1.16 billion USD.
Source: VNA