The latest drone company ranking :You’d never guess the third?

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  1. Luc

    Lucy Grand New Member

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    Below are the two drone company ranking at different periods.The top 2 placings remained unaltered compared to the old version chart.DJI (▷1). The Chinese platform manufacturer remains expanding both company portfolio and market presence. Toy manufacturer Parrot (▷2) defends rank two.As for the third?Just take a guess firstly.
    source from: http://www.droneinner.com/drone-company-ranking
     
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    I assume this ranking is based on sales?
     
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    Reading fine print, it says based on google searches, news items, employees, and some other words that I can't make sense of. Sales numbers would be iffy since that is proprietary info and no business would give that out and the chart does not list that as a qualifier.
     
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    Wow!
    I guess Banggood.com will be selling a lot of those Xiaomi Mi drone for $600 bucks!
    http://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi-Drone-WIFI-FPV-With-4K-30fps-1080P-Camera-3-Axis-Gimbal-RC-Quadcopter-p-1057057.html?rmmds=search
     
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    Sorry what? it's impossible to hide such data. The amount of money retailers make selling such data would blow your mind.
     
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    How do you measure how much retailers are making from drones? Have you tried ringing a retailer up and asking for a breakdown by manufacturer of the stuff they sell? There's not even a list of which retailers sell which drones, so tracking down all the sales is almost impossible.

    You can make estimates based on company documents, but those are typically pretty vague and don't give the sort of quarterly reporting that this chart is claiming.

    It's a pretty nonsensical chart based on search ranking - DJI released three new products at the end of last year, so everyone was talking about them. Xaomi sells mobile phones, so again, lots of searches. If Samsung announced a drone, they'd jump immediately to number one without selling a single item.
     
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    "Have you tried ringing a retailer up and asking for a breakdown by manufacturer of the stuff they sell?"

    That's exactly what happens but it's done through the market research industry.
    it's +-5% based on one retailer alone for north america; think political polling.

    Private companies are almost as open as public when using the retail product chains.

    For example public companies in China who declare results in an entirely offset quarter system can be used to predict Apples sales. Allowing people like me to trade on that information.

    Can you get an exact number nope; does it matter when you're talking 10s of millions of units? Nope.
    It's dark seedy part of how the world works and fostered by the ruse that we all play fair.
     
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    Fair point, though I don't think it's quite as easy with drones - with channels like direct sales, distributor networks and internet sales, it's very difficult to figure out what the numbers are. DJI, Xaomi and Yuneec are very hard to quantify.

    Those charts don't seem to reflect anything to do with sales figures, as they still list 3DR, which hasn't sold a drone in nearly a year.
     
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    Funny 3DR sales a pro site scanning package with a Sony camera that totally blows away anything Yuneec has. Btw just bought a 3DR solo package last week at Best Buy, brand new sealed box. There were so many of of the Solos made they will be selling for the next year
     
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    Have you seen how much the Site Scan package costs? At that price it should blow away anything Yuneec has. Hell, at that price it should peel grapes and feed them to me.

    People need to remember that good quality imaging costs money. Good quality imaging in a package that weighs very little costs more. Make it fly and it can get very expensive indeed.
     
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    I always found the more beer you drank the better the image quality got :)
     
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    The difference between a dog and a fox, six beers my friend! LOL !:confused:
     
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    shots of tequila do the same
     
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    The charts appear to show revenue, not volume. From a volume standpoint, DJI's in the 50% range, give or take a few percentage points.

    Typically these kinds of data are collected via Point of Sale. For instance, a firm like GfK would have a relationship with major retailers and simply get POS data in a given market for a given class of products. It's not necessarily exact since it doesn't capture the entire market (for instance it likely misses Banggood and Amazon, but includes BestBuy, Target, etc.) but is close enough to draw pretty accurate conclusions from, allowing someone to say product A outsold product B on Black Friday.

    That said, POS is not the methodology used in this particular ranking. It looks like what might be called a "hybrid" methodology, which is another way of saying "educated guess".
     
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