Also the number of people raised, who had at least heard of Fairphone. I mostly do not need to explain anymore what Fairphone is, but how it is.
So it is fair to say that the brand is spread already. Now the phone must prove to be what it is intend to be: a sustainable device.
To me it is useless as I have to have a flip case or at least silicon case to protect the camera glass, more than once I have leaned on something hard forgetting about the phone in the pocket an shattering the glass. Right now I’m using a flip case from another brand of phone and although it kind of fits it also sucks.
If anyone has new data on sales it would be much appreciated @rae
I am providing a link to a site, from ages past, as it also details some nice stats on wages.
“Unless something goes drastically wrong, the Fairphone 3 should be its biggest seller by far. Fairphone has sold a very modest total of 175,000 units of its first two phones since 2013 but the company aims to ship 42,000 units of the Fairphone 3 by the end of 2019 and “scale further” in 2020.”
“Building on its Worker Welfare Fund, Fairphone is in the process of rolling out bonus pay to to Taiwan-based Arima’s factory of 500 workers in Shouzu, China where Fairphone’s devices are manufactured. The bonus will be paid to bring wages up to living wages and while initially it was going to be paid only to workers on the Fairphone line, after discussions with workers and management “they indicated that it’s a better idea to spread the bonus over the whole company to avoid tensions.” There’s also a second bonus fund, which takes the form of a “higher product price to Arima” for making progress on working conditions and worker satisfaction.”
If my memory serves me right, that would mean that you sold more than the same number from 1 September to 31 December 2020 (48000) as in the period from 1 January to 1 September 2020 (47000) – i.e. twice as fast?
EDIT: Well, upon a second thought, it seems plausible – the FP3+ was launched and the speed seems to have roughly returned to the level of the FP3 launch period one year before (Sep-Dec 2019).