In 2014, OnePlus One debuted and it created waves all around. It is because the phone had a tagline of ‘Flagship Killer’. At first, people were very hyped up and on top of that, there were restricted sales. The company used an invite-only procedure for purchasing a phone. Now after almost two years, OnePlus smartphones are officially available in Nepal. Today a blogger’s meet was organized by Pashupati Trade Link, Oliz Store, and Kaymu to officially unveil OnePlus X. This marked as official OnePlus smartphones launch in Nepal.
One year ago, one of my friends sold a OnePlus invite on eBay and another friend bought such an invite in the USA. That was some complex and unnecessary marketing but still, it got the attention of many Nepali mobile lovers. Nepali smartphone users who know about the qualities and features were importing from abroad or buying OnePlus smartphones in the Nepali grey market. Now on 15th May, 2016 One Plus X is officially launching in Nepal. This marks the official start of sales of OnePlus in Nepali market.
Official OnePlus Smartphones Launch in Nepal
There is a sophisticated system of smartphone sales in Nepal. At first, there is the company that runs the administration. Then there is an official distributor that imports and distributes phones to retailers or online e-tailers. Finally, normal people buy from retail shops, online platforms, or brick-and-mortar stores. In Nepal, many companies have a full fledge company office while some only have authorized distributors. So in the case of OnePlus, there is no country corporate office but there is an official distributor. iHub Pvt Ltd is the authorized distributor of OnePlus smartphones in Nepal.
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Kaymu is the online partner and OlizStore is the offline plus retail partner where you can buy OnePlus smartphones. Interested customers can book and get the OnePlus X at a discount rate of Rs 26,999 at Kaymu and Oliz. Actually, the MRP or OnePlus X price in Nepal is Rs 28,900 and that is the full price it will be available after the online sale Kaymu.com.np expires on 22nd May.
According to the distributor, other products are also coming soon. This includes OnePlus 3, OnePlus Icons In-Ear earphones, and other gadgets. The Icons earphones are launching next week which is quite near now. The OnePlus Icons price in Nepal is Rs 6,500 which is quite justifiable.
iHub and Pashupati Trade Link are big so they are going to add more retail stores in the upcoming days. Many brand-conscious smartphone Nepali users know about One Plus products and they want to buy the devices. However, the only thing that was stopping them was availability. Now the problem is over once the company brings more products and expands its portfolio.
After-Sale Service and Product Availability
For now, the company has selected vendors and service centers. The company actually wants to have an exclusive presence like in other countries. So there won’t be many online or offline sellers as they want to create an edge in the market. For the warranty and after-sales support, OnePlus has a few locations at the Tamrakar Complex in Kathmandu. However, the company will open its own service center soon.
According to the distributor, replaceable back covers for mobiles are also coming for different phones. This means many other smartphone models are coming soon to the market. The famous OnePlus 2 and other products will also be launched soon. Oliz store is currently selling One Plus products in Nepal as they are a huge and trusted online business firm. The company reported that they have already got about 110 bookings. So, the devices will be shipped on Sunday as promised.
There is no invite system in Nepal as there is a good supply for the current demand. The company may go invite-only if the situation directs in such a direction. The company is trying and will try to price the products near to or less than Indian pricing. Anyway, an official presence, reasonable prices of products, and official after-sales services are a good combination. These should convince Nepali consumers to buy and try the OnePlus smartphone and gadgets.