OnePlus is promising a better invite system for the OnePlus 2. As you may know the struggle was real with the invite system last year. People literally were outraged over the method of how OnePlus was introducing themselves with their invites to purchase the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One was arguably the best smartphone of 2014 mainly for having better specs that most other flagships and only costing half of what the other guys were charging. In terms of specs and price the One was indeed a Flagship Killer.
This year OnePlus has decided to stick with the Invite System, but is promising a better experience. Personally I was able to get a One rather early on and did not have to experience the dread of waiting for an invite. The invites were coveted so much that you could actually auction em off or take advantage of supply and demand making a profit off selling the phone. Back to the OnePlus 2, they are telling us a few things.
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.
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.
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.
As you can see above there seems to be a sense of hope to get an invite sooner than compared to last year’s experience. From a business standpoint I think OnePlus is making a smart move with the invite system for many reasons.
- Supply and demand
- Works over people’s emotions
- Keeping costs low
I’m definitely hoping to get an invite even sooner than last year. I can’t wait to begin covering the OnePlus 2 with phone in hand. The sooner I get it, the sooner I can make posts and videos about. The OP2 looks very promising and cutting edge. Here’s hoping for a better invite system!
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