WINTER IS COMING… luckily we’re open for business!
Last week was a huge week for all of us at Activetainment. After three years of hard work we were finally able to hold an official launch week to celebrate the fact that we’re now formally open for pre-orders of the ebove bike in the Nordics. If you’re too busy to read this whole post and just want to order yours now, skip to this :)
We organised a series of events to cater for press, partners, potential industry customers, friends and family. We set up a temporary showroom at Oslo’s best creative community workspace, MESH, in the centre of the city. Four of our ebove bikes, including the final ebove design (the actual model that will be sold) and the whole team were relocated to MESH for most of the week.
We rounded off three days of demos with a launch party on the Thursday evening to celebrate and say thank you to all the friends and family who have supported us throughout our journey so far. Close to 300 people came and the evening will go down in our books as a great success! Here are a few pictures from the night...
Some of the Norwegian press picked up on our launch week too, with great articles appearing on specialist bike website, Terrengsykkel, major gaming site, PressFire and leading UK road bike site, road.cc.
You may also know that over the past few months we’ve been running a competition, with a winner chosen from all you lovely people that have signed up to receive our newsletters. The prize is as big as it gets… an ebove bike, signed, sealed and delivered to your door! We’ve picked our winner and they will be contacted directly…we’ll tell you more about them in our next blog so stay posted!
What all this activity means is that we are now officially open for pre-orders in the Nordics and you could be one of the first to receive your bike! Here's how it works:
Pre-ordering means that you will register for your order now by paying a fee up-front. You will receive your bike by early summer 2016, which is when we expect to be able to start shipping. By pre-ordering, you are reserving your ebove bike and guaranteeing delivery once the bikes are ready for shipping. In addition, you'll also qualify for a special offer price and you’ll become one of our ambassadors going forward, meaning also that you will also receive ambassador benefits.
At the moment, we’re only able to take pre-orders in the Nordic region, which includes Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. If you live outside the Nordics, then we’re working hard to find the best distribution partners in each region so that we can benefit from their unrivalled local market knowledge and contacts. Once we have these networks in place, we will be able to begin selling the bikes on a much larger scale in many more regions. For those outside the Nordics, you can register your interest in ordering here.
The price of the bikes when they go on general sale will be in the region of $6,000-$8,000. However we will release specific pricing details for each region as and when we open for sales.
However...we have a limited special offer for our first round of Nordic pre-orders:
- A one-off payment upfront of just 40.000NOK (incl.MVA) will result in you receiving a special edition ebove bike. It’s pretty awesome and it looks like this…
Alternatively, you can make payments in instalments. If you choose this option, you will receive the standard edition bike and the total cost will be 50.000NOK (incl.MVA). The instalments are as follows:
- An initial amount of 3.500NOK, (4.375NOK,- inc. MVA) payable when signing the sales agreement. This amount is non-refundable.
- You will then be contacted and required to pay a second amount of 6.500,- (8.125NOK,- inc. MVA) when the bike goes into production. At this point you may still cancel the order and be charged no more than the first amount of 3.500NOK. Once the bike goes into production, and the 6.500NOK is paid, you cannot cancel the order and will not receive any refund.
- The final amount of 30.000,- (37.500,- incl. MVA) will then be payable on delivery of the ebove bike.
So....what are you waiting for??!! To register for your pre-order, please complete this form here. We will then be in touch with you to discuss the process and to take your payment, depending on which purchase option you choose.
We will keep in close contact with everyone who places an order right up until their bike is delivered, so that everyone is kept up to date on all progress.
On a final note, we just want to say thank you to everyone for their support and interest in our ebove concept and product. We can’t wait to start delivering our bikes to you.