If a coveted invite for the OnePlus One always seems to elude you, we think you will be thrilled by a different kind of invitation we are offering. We would like for you to be a part of the first monumental change to OnePlus—the new pre-order system.
Since the first day of OnePlus, we have strived towards the goal of distributing our device to everyone and anyone who believed in our vision. The invites have been a necessary way to let us control the high demand for the phone while maintaining remarkably high quality. As Carl Pei, director of OnePlus Global, stated in his blog post:
“…We believe that we’re forcing positive change within our industry by increasing consumer choice and building better quality products. [..] This is why we have to be conservative and only produce the amount of devices we’re 100% sure will be sold.”
But we now have an exciting alternative to invites. With our pre-order system, you’ll be able to place your order for the One and immediately be told the estimated shipping time. Starting today, for the seven days prior to pre-orders you will be able to arrange your shopping cart and save it just how you like it to ensure your checkout goes quickly and smoothly during the pre-orders hour. If you get an invite after submitting your pre-order, you can use it to skip the queue and get your device shipped right away.
The first two weeks in October saw a tornado of invites sent out in enormous batches of 20,000 and 30,000. This was our way of testing our servers to make sure we are well-prepared for dealing with a large volume of orders. On all fronts that trial was a great success, however we know anything can happen and ask for your patience just in case we do encounter any technical issues.
Pre-orders will offically open on October 27 at 15:00 GMT (08:00 PST, 11:00 EST). During a one hour time window, anyone can place an order for the OnePlus One. All of our accessories will be sold at celebratory sale prices when added to your order. In fact, for this week only our latest collaboration the JBL E1+ Earphones will be available for $24.99 and will revert back to full price once pre-orders have ended.
While the pre-order system won’t completely replace the current invites method, it is certainly a huge step towards expanding the reach of OnePlus. Don’t forget to share the news with your family and friends. We hope you are as excited for this as we are!
The time has come to get your wishlist ready for purchase. Please visit preorder.oneplus.net to learn more.