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The Biggest Computer Store in the Philippines...

With the growing demand of computer and information technology (IT) products in the Philippines, numerous computer stores are established and enjoy the profits of the growing IT market. With the stiffening competition, one made it big. Not only big actually. One made it as the biggest computer store in the Philippines. It's CD-R King.
CD-R King Logo
CD-R King Logo

Others might be confused which is the biggest. Isn't it OCTAGON claims to be the biggest and largest computer store in the Philippines according to their "About Us" article posted in OCTAGON website (octagon.com.ph)? In addition, OCTAGON is one of the oldest computer stores in the Philippines which was established on 1982. Thus, they penetrated the market well.

For the previous years, OCTAGON was indeed the biggest. But when CD-R King entered the computer retailing arena in 2006, they greatly caught the attention of computer and IT consumers. Due to the super-low price of the items sold by CD-R King, their consumer base grew so quickly. Their first branch in Glorietta created an instant success that they added one more branch after a few months. During the first months of business operation, majority of what they sell were blank CD's and accessories. Today, they now have more than hundreds of product lines (from ballpen to computers and printer accessories). Name the computer accessory you want, they have it!

In the span of 5 years, CD-R King has reached to over a hundred branches overtaking the number of OCTAGON branches. CD-R King has 198 branches all over the Philippines according to the list of branches in CD-R King website, cdrking.com. Some are soon to open and I'm sure they will quickly penetrate in some populated areas in the Philippines.

In my analysis, let me enumerate to you some strengths that CD-R King posses that makes them the "Biggest" or shall we say the "King" in computer accessories retailing industry:
  • Very low-price items. Although some of the products are highly competitive in prices but most of them are cheaper than other computer stores. Based on my personal experience, CD-R King is by far the most affordable computer store in the Philippines. I tried to buy some computer accessories and compare prices in almost all computer stores here in Cebu (major computer stores such as; OCTAGON, PC Express, Thinking Tools, NGenius, HP, Accent Micro, Electroworld, NEO, Nutech Marketing, XComp, CBX, and other Chinese computer stores in Colon and Magallanes). 
  • Majority of the products are very handy and profitable. Who knows that the 500 peso USB drive you bought from CD-R King is only 100 peso as original price without profit margin.
  • Have almost all computer accessories being sold. For average computer users and consumers, you can find all you want in CD-R King.
  • Continue to add product lines that have no or low competition. You can see those CD-R King products such as USB-powered light bulb, Do-it-yourself Canvass Photo Frame and Fan. They are the first to introduce affordable Blue-ray Blank Disc and Blue Ray DVD Writer for computers. And hey, you might be surprised. CD-R King is also selling beauty products such as Heated Eyelash Curler, Electric Nose/Ear hair trimmer, LED lighted Tweezer, Electric Eyebrow Trimmer and many others.
  • Low Employee Salary. I've heard one of their staff that their monthly salary ranges from 8,000 to 11,000. CD-R King saves more money.
  • Strict and Goal-driven Management. I think CDR-King owner and the management has this strong will and drive to pursue their business goals. Within just a few years, over a hundred of branches are established.
  • Powered by a smart marketing strategy. Divide and conquer. CD-R King doesn't franchise but they do implement division of small authorities to do their jobs per area.
  • CD-R King Branding. Every time you buy, you have in your mind the name CD-R King. This name is printed in their product boxes, covers, labels, and in their plastic bags. CD-R King didn't actually manufacture those products. They are just in the game of distribution. When a Pinoy thinks that the product has a brand, it's good or better.
I think there are other strengths that CD-R King have. You can add some in the comments below.

And here's a list of CD-R King Branches all over the Philippines:
  1. Victory Mall
  2. Arnaiz Makati (NO LINES)
  3. Ayala MRT Station
  4. Cash & Carry Makati
  5. Glorietta 3
  6. Parksquare-1
  7. Alphaland Southgate Mall (NO LINES)
  8. Waltermart Makati
  9. Edsa Central Pavilion
  10. Robinsons Place Pioneer
  11. SM Megamall
  12. The Podium (NO LINES)
  13. Robinsons Place Manila
  14. Robinsons Place Otis (NO LINES)
  15. SM Manila
  16. SM San Lazaro
  17. The Manila Plaza
  18. Tutuban Mall
  19. Cybermall Eastwood Libis (NO LINES)
  20. Farmers Plaza
  21. Gilmore Commercial
  22. Gilmore IT
  23. Greenbelt-1
  24. Market! Market!
  25. Metropoint Mall (MODERATE LINE)
  26. Robinsons Place Galleria
  27. Robinsons Place Metroeast
  28. SM Centerpoint
  29. SM City Fairview
  30.  SM Mall of Asia
  31. SM Valenzuela
  32.  V-Mall 1
  33. Trinoma
  34. SM City Marikina (MODERATE LINE)
  35. Ali Mall Cubao (MODERATE LINE)
  36. Eton Centris (MODERATE LINE)
  37. Eton E-Life Corinthian (NO LINES)
  38. Ever Commonwealth
  39. Ever Grand Central
  40. Gateway Mall 1 (WILL TRANSFER TO A BIGGER LOCATION)
  41. Gateway Mall 2 (LRT Station)
  42. Malabon Citisquare
  43. UP Technohub (NO LINES)
  44. Montalban Town Center (NO LINES)
  45. Robinsons Place Cainta
  46. SM Savemore Nagtahan (NO LINES)
  47.  SM City Cubao
  48. SM City North Annex
  49. SM City Supercenter Pasig (NO LINES)
  50. SM City Taytay
  51. Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall
  52. Starmall Edsa-Shaw
  53.  Trinoma 2 (NO LINES)
  54. V-Mall 2
  55. Savemore Novaliches (NO LINES)
  56. SM Hypermarket Mandaluyong
  57. Waltermart E. Rodriguez (NO LINES)
  58. Waltermart Muñoz (MODERATE LINE)
  59. Q Plaza
  60. Tanay Town Center
  61. SM Hypermarket Adriatico (NO LINES)
  62. Pergola Mall
  63.  TELUS (Araneta Cubao)
  64. One E-Com
  65. Manila Ocean Park
  66. Robinsons Nova Market
  67. Harrison Plaza
  68. SM Novaliches
  69. SM Hypermarket Cubao
  70. Ongpin
  71. Guadalupe Commercial Complex
  72. Bluewave Marikina
  73. PUREGOLD Cubao
  74. Savemore Santolan Pasig
  75. Greenbelt-1 (Branch 2)
  76. Waltermart Sacred Heart Lagro
  77. SM City Masinag
  78. Glorietta 5
  79. Victory Park & Shop (ANTIPOLO)
  80. Gaisano Mall Davao (WILL TRANSFER TO A BIGGER LOCATION)
  81. Gaisano South Citimall Davao (MODERATE LINE)
  82. KCC Mall General Santos (MODERATE LINE)
  83. NCCC Mall Davao
  84. Gaisano Grand Mall of Tagum
  85. Robinsons Cybergate Davao
  86. Robinsons Place General Santos
  87. SM City Davao
  88. Victoria Plaza Mall Davao (MODERATE LINE)
  89. Gaisano Citi Super Mall Iligan (Soon to Open)
  90. Gaisano Mall Butuan (Soon to Open)
  91. Limketkai Mall
  92. Gaisano Citi Mall Cagayan de Oro
  93. SM Cagayan de Oro (NO LINES)
  94. Gaisano Pagadian (Soon to Open)
  95. Family and Friends Fortune Mall
  96. Abreeza Mall
  97. Gaisano Ozamiz (Soon to Open)
  98. Gaisano Capital Surigao (Soon to Open)
  99. SM Savemore Market Capistrano Kairo (Soon to Open)
  100. Robinsons Place Pulilan (NO LINES)
  101. SM City Baliwag (WILL TRANSFER TO A BIGGER LOCATION)
  102. SM City Marilao
  103. Waltermart Plaridel
  104. Waltermart Sta. Maria (NO LINES)
  105. Robinsons Place Ilocos Norte
  106. CB Mall Urdaneta (MODERATE LINE)
  107. Marquee Mall (NO LINES)
  108. NE Pacific Mall Cabanatuan
  109. Robinsons Supermarket Tarlac
  110. SM City Baguio
  111. SM City Clark Pampanga
  112. SM City Pampanga
  113. SM City Rosales
  114. SM City Tarlac (MODERATE LINE)
  115. Balagtas Town Center (NO LINES)
  116. Waltermart Gapan
  117. Nepo Mall Dagupan
  118. JTC Mall Vigan
  119. Megacenter Mall Cabanatuan
  120. North Star Mall Ilagan Isabela
  121. Waltermart San Fernando
  122. CSI Mall La Union
  123. MAGIC TAYUG
  124. My Family Plaza Mall
  125. SUPIMA SQUARE
  126. MetroTown Mall Tarlac
  127. Robinsons Place Pangasinan (Soon to Open)
  128. Starmall San Jose Bulacan (Soon to Open)
  129. Robinsons Place Angeles (Soon to Open)
  130. Robinsons Star Mills (Soon to Open)
  131. SM City Apalit (Soon to Open)
  132. Robinsons Place Lipa
  133. SM Batangas
  134. SM City Lipa
  135. Pacific Mall Legaspi
  136. SM City Naga
  137. Robinsons Place Dasmariñas (MODERATE LINE)
  138. Robinsons Place Tagaytay (NO LINES)
  139. SM Bacoor
  140. SM Dasmariñas
  141. SM Molino (NO LINES)
  142. SM City Rosario
  143. Waltermart General Trias (MODERATE LINE)
  144. Pavilion Mall Laguna (NO LINES)
  145. Robinsons Place Los Baños
  146. SM City Sta. Rosa
  147. Waltermart Sta. Rosa (NO LINES)
  148. SM City Southmall
  149. SM Super Center Las Piñas
  150. Alabang Town Center
  151. Festival Mall
  152. SM Bicutan
  153. SM Sucat
  154. Pacific Mall Lucena
  155. E-Mall Nagaland (NO LINES)
  156. SM City Lucena
  157. SM City Muntinlupa
  158. Waltemart Calamba
  159. Waltermart Dasmariñas
  160. Waltermart Dasmariñas
  161. LCC Iriga
  162. LCC Mall Daraga
  163. Tabaco City Mall
  164. SM City San Pablo
  165. PUREGOLD Tanza
  166. SM City Calamba
  167. LCC Polangui
  168. Centro Pacita
  169. Waltermart Sucat (Soon to Open)
  170. Starmall Las Piñas
  171. Waltermart Makiling - Calamba (Soon to Open)
  172. SM Sucat (Branch 2)
  173. Ayala Center Cebu
  174. Elizabeth Mall Cebu
  175. Gaisano Capital Central (NO LINES)
  176. Island City Mall Bohol
  177. Robinsons Place Dumaguete
  178. Gaisano Island Mall Cebu
  179. Gaisano Grand Mall of Mactan
  180. Park Mall Cebu (WILL TRANSFER TO A BIGGER LOCATION)
  181. Robinsons Place Bacolod
  182. Robinsons Place Cebu (WILL TRANSFER TO A BIGGER LOCATION)
  183. Robinsons Place ILOILO (WILL TRANSFER TO A BIGGER LOCATION)
  184. Robinsons Place Tacloban
  185. SM City Bacolod
  186. SM City Cebu
  187. SM City Iloilo
  188. The Walk I.T. Park (NO LINES)
  189. Gaisano Fiesta Mall Cebu
  190. Robinsons Cybergate Cebu
  191. Gaisano Ormoc
  192. Gaisano Grand Mall of Minglanilla
  193. SM Hypermarket Iloilo
  194. Savemore Market Bacolod East (Soon to Open)
  195. Gaisano Grand Mall Mandaue (Soon to Open)
  196. Robinsons Place Palawan (Soon to Open)
  197. Gaisano Capital City Mall (Iloilo) (Soon to Open)
This list is growing. CD-R King has not yet established branches in some cities in the Philippines. There are currently 122 cities in the Philippines. Do you think CD-R King will penetrate to all cities?

And do you think CD-R King deserves to be called "The Biggest Computer Store in the Philippines"?
 

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"The Biggest Computer Store in the Philippines" was written by Mary under the Business category. It has been read 15072 times and generated 2 comments. The article was created on and updated on 09 June 2011.
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milcres m. sarno [Entry]

good day! i want to be part of the CDR KING retailer. how can i avail and how much is the francise fee? thanks.
waiting for ur rply.
Mohit Jain [Entry]

Hi,
We are the biggest Computing manufacturers in INDIA. We are interested in starting business with CD-R King for Philippines. Please get in touch for further discussions.
Thanks
Inday [Entry]

ang tatanga naman ng mga tao dito sa cebu.. sinabi na nga na hindi nagfra-franchise e!
donievic bago [Entry]

Pwd po b magfranchise cdr king?
Guest [Entry]

donievic bago, cd-r king is not open for franchise.
reinhard [Entry]

hi... are you open for franchise...? can you send me an email........
mau_renn_mae@yahoo.com
Jonas [Entry]

pls send me an e'mail on how to franchise cd-r king.tnx,,,

jnsbaynosa@yahoo.com
Lara [Entry]

Ganyan na pala kalaki ang cd-r king... grabeh biggest computer store na sa Philippines! Pero yung quality naman hindi gaanong maganda. Product quality is poor and as well as the customer service. Low price and low quality.
robert [Entry]

hello, cdrking is not open for franchise. i can help you to open like cd-r king store
i work them for many years and i have a list of all their supplier

email me robert.borja23@yahoo.com

thanks
freya [Entry]

panu mga franchise ng cdr king?
Guest [Entry]

freya, CD-R King is not available for franchise.
freya [Entry]

good afternoon. magtatatong lang po sana kung pwdeng pag franchise nang cdr king?