OnePlus 2 Invite System Details From OnePlus Co-founder

  1. D4rkFire
    Froyo Jul 16, 2015

    D4rkFire , Jul 16, 2015 :
    By: Carl Pei (OnePlus co-founder)

    Yes, those are physical invite cards for the OnePlus 2. But, that’s not the only change on the way…

    More hardware companies have died from having too much inventory than from having too few sales. We’re in this for the long run, and we firmly believe that the long-term health of our business is far more important than growth.

    Last year, we made a product that we were really confident about, but we didn’t know how people would react to it. We had no clue how many people would actually want to buy it and had the challenge of managing our cash flow and inventory risk. In addition, we didn’t agree that pre-orders or having products instantly becoming sold out was a great experience. Our solution to managing risk and user experience was the invite system.

    Although most people understand and support us, we’ve also received some less-positive feedback. Some people thought it was too difficult and time consuming to obtain an invite or thought it was all some big marketing stunt. With the OnePlus 2, we’ve taken this feedback to heart and are introducing a few key improvements to the purchase experience. Here’s what we’re doing:

    More confidence = more invites

    With the OnePlus One, we did a bit better than we thought we would. This has made us more confident, and therefore we will have far more launch inventory than last time. We’re talking about 30-50x last year. This means that it will be significantly easier to get an invite from the very beginning.

    Reservation list

    For those who don’t have time to hang out on forums or social media, we’ll have a quick and painless reservation list. Simply enter your email and we’ll send you an invite as soon as they’re available. We’ll be prioritizing our early forum supporters here.

    Faster sharables

    After you purchase your OnePlus 2, you will receive invites to share with your friends, like last time. The difference here is that this time, the sharable invites will arrive much faster.

    We hope you’re happy with these changes. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We’re beyond excited to see your reactions on the OnePlus 2. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2015

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  2. Farazahmed7
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2015

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  3. scrivz69
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2015

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  4. leddy231
    Eclair Jul 16, 2015

    leddy231 , Jul 16, 2015 :
    Nice to hear it will be faster.
    But still no words on if Cardboard users will recive an invite.

  5. Me1256
    KitKat Jul 16, 2015

  6. haretrent
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2015

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  7. rem0rseful
    Eclair Jul 16, 2015

    rem0rseful , Jul 16, 2015 :
    Ah this is awesome.
    I've been saving for a OP2 for a little while now. Hoping to get an invite ASAP :)

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  8. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Jul 16, 2015

  9. pwave
    Donut Jul 16, 2015

  10. Kirkie1
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2015

  11. Reus
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2015

  12. rphlfjrd
    Lollipop Jul 16, 2015

    rphlfjrd , Jul 16, 2015 :
    I'm guessing it will be given out on events/fan gatherings and the code would be found somewhere there.

    The reservation list is <3

  13. camohan
    Nougat Moderator Jul 16, 2015

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  14. Udowsky
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2015

    Udowsky , Jul 16, 2015 :

    I'd love to get an invite card soon as I have the cardboard box

  15. NobodyE
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2015

    NobodyE , Jul 16, 2015 :
    How to get physical invites? Maybe you can win them by gladiator battles in an arena? :D:p

  16. nomadism
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2015

    nomadism , Jul 16, 2015 :
    Okay, ...but I wish there was more details than simply saying that there will be more. 30 to 50X is at least better.

  17. M3ntoR
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2015

    M3ntoR , Jul 16, 2015 :
    Carl. You always come up with a good news and You make my day every single time ;D
    You are starting to do more good to me than my wife does xD

  18. Tanush
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2015

  19. mkoelsch
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2015

    mkoelsch , Jul 16, 2015 :
    I just saw that and must say, that I like the idea of the physical invites. So will the invites to share then be within the package of the OPT so you can give them along to your friends immediately?

  20. nimish_rathod
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2015