Global online-retail giants Amazon are interested in selling Croatian product Kisha – the world’s first smart umbrella…
Demand for Kisha, a smart umbrella which connects to your mobile phone, has been huge since its launch, selling out the first series of production in under three months. The company have been talks with more than 30 distributors around the world.
“In the USA 33 million umbrellas are sold every year, and 60% of our buyers have come from there. They have also gone well in Europe where 30% of buyers come from. The remaining 10% are from Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” Kisha Co-founder Goran Čandrlić said earlier.
Kisha have teamed up with a Croatian umbrella producer to manufacture the smart umbrellas. Marketed as the first of its kind in the world and the umbrella you will never lose, Kisha tells you the weather forecast in the morning, notifies you when you leave it in a restaurant, bar or pub, and is guaranteed to last 3 years. Kisha is connected via a mobile app on an iPhone or Android phone. The developers are currently planning to add more capabilities.
Kisha has caught the attention of western media, with reports in Forbes, Wired, Daily Mail and Adweek to name a few.
Čandrlić confirmed Amazon’s interest, but says they will not rush into accepting their offer, saying that they first must ensure that the capacity to produce, distribute and support the product must first be secured so that the user experience is not negatively affected.
“Selling on Amazon depends on the opinion and comments of its users and it is extremely important that they are satisfied, otherwise such a move could backfire,” Čandrlić told Poslovni dnevnik.
Whatever happens the future looks brighter than the weather the company’s product is aimed at.