Company’s Expansion Capitalizes on Strong Predicted e-Commerce Growth in Mexico
Orbital Tracking Corp., announced today that it has launched its online retail operations in Mexico as part of its continued global expansion plans for its growing portfolio of Mobile Satellite Solutions (“MSS”). The new Mexican storefront, which is accessed through Amazon.com.mx, expands the Company’s operational footprint to eight countries, including the UK, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy.
“Mexico represents a significant addition to our expanding global footprint thanks to its growing use of e-commerce and central role in Latin America, a large untapped market for our MSS products and services,” said David Phipps, Chief Executive Officer of Orbital Tracking Corp. A wide range of the Company’s most popular MSS products, including satellite phones, satellite trackers, and associated airtime packages, are currently available on the site and up to 400 additional products from the Company’s full catalog are expected to be made available to purchase through the site before the end of 2015.
Recent research conducted by the Mexican Internet Association (“AMIPCI”) and Forrester Research suggest that Mexico’s 110 million residents are increasingly embracing online retailers. According to the AMIPCI, Mexico’s small but growing e-commerce industry reported a 34% annual growth rate, and that 75% of Mexican internet users have made at least one online purchase in the first four months of 2015. Forrester’s Latin America eCommerce Forecast predicts that e-commerce sales in Mexico will grow 150 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching $5.5 billion by 2016, driven by a 114 percent increase in online buyers, from 8.4 million in 2013 to 18 million in 2018.
To support increased sales operations in Latin and Central America, the Company is in the process of recruiting a dedicated Miami-based sales team to service both consumer and commercial customers in the region. As part of this process, the Company is preparing a new multi-lingual website which will also be accessible to customers in Latin and Central American markets.
About Orbital Tracking Corp.
Orbital Tracking Corp. provides satellite based tracking, services as well as mobile voice and data communications services globally via satellite to the commercial and Government users. Orbital specializes in services related to the Globalstar satellite constellation, including ground station construction, simplex tracking services and satellite telecommunications voice airtime. Orbital operates various e-commerce retail and tracking portals where users around the world can purchase satellite hardware and track assets in real-time on mobile devices or PCs. For more information regarding Orbital, please visit www.OrbitalTracking.com.
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements include the capabilities and success of Orbital’s new business and any of its products, services or solutions identified therein, the appeal of Orbital’s website to potential customers, Orbital’s ability to capture any portion of the global satellite retail market, the Company’s or Orbital’s ability to secure and/or satisfy government, commercial or other customers for any of their respective products, Orbital’s ability to leverage its government-related experience, the Company’s or Orbital’s ability to execute on its strategies or to accomplish any of its goals or objectives, the Company’s or Orbital’s ability to generate new revenue streams, the ability of Orbital to get Globalstar certifications for its tracking devices, the further advancement, development or commercialization of any of the Company’s or Orbital’s products, the capabilities and advantages of, and costs related to, the Company’s and Orbital’s technology and products and services, and the suitability of any of Orbital’s products or services for any particular application. The words “forecast,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “should,” “would,” and similar expressions and all statements, which are not historical facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, any of which could cause the Company to not achieve some or all of its goals or the Company’s previously reported actual results, performance (finance or operating) to change or differ from future results, performance (financing and operating) or achievements, including those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted by the Company to the SEC, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC’s website atwww.sec.gov. The Company assumes no, and hereby disclaims any, obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
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