The entire Inboard team has been busy getting a bunch of cool new updates and tools ready for you, our rider community. We’re kicking off spring with the launch of a new website, a collection of new tools to improve your riding experience, and to support your riding with a new referral program. We’ve also had some really great press coverage from The Verge, Forbes, and Fast company. Let’s dive in!
As you may have noticed already, we have a brand new look for Inboard's home on the internets! We've updated the site with a brand new layout that's fast, easy to use and will allow us to get much more creative with the ways we're able to present future Inboard incentives, stories, athletes and products. Let's highlight a few of the most interesting new site features...
Refer a Friend with the Inboard Movement Program
Since we first started riding early prototypes of the M1 we’re continually stopped on the street by people asking all kinds of questions: “What is that?” “Is it electric?” “Can I try it?” “How do I get one of these?” We've heard this from a lot of other riders as well, so we decided we should reward you for spreading the Inboard excitement to others. The Inboard Movement is a referral incentive program which allows you to give your friends and family $100 off an M1 purchase. For each person who purchases an M1, Inboard will reward you with $100 for your efforts! It’s a win-win!
Ride now and pay up to 24 months later with our new financing program!
We’ve got a new financing system built into our new site. We’ll now be able to offer 6 and 12 month 0% APR, and also 24 month at competitive interest rates. We’ve got a new financing partnership with our friends at Bread Finance. Bread allows you to get-pre-approved for financing without any hit to your credit score. Bread also offers great financing options to our customers who have a less established credit history, such as students. We want everyone to be able to ride right away, and now we have the flexibility to get you on an M1 for payments as low as $65 a month for qualified buyers.
M1 press & customer reviews
If you’ve been following Inboard from the beginning it’s no surprise that the M1 has gotten stellar reviews...but now we’ve put all of those reviews in one place, and we need your help to gather all of your positive reviews. We’ve created a new review section of the site where you can upload feedback on your riding experience on the Inboard M1. We’re also offering a 20% off battery packs promo code for the first 20 people to write reviews of the M1 and have them published!
Find a dealer
Want to test ride the M1 close to home?? Now you can do just that at a local retailer in the US. We’ve launched our ‘Find a Dealer’ page on the new site that outlines dealer locations by state, and can even give you directions via Google Maps. We’ll be rolling out more retailer locations throughout the US and the rest of the world over the next few weeks.
Available now, new Inboard accessories
We’re stocking a slew of previously unavailable accessories for the Inboard M1 in our online store. Now in stock: PowerShift Battery Chargers, RFLX Remotes, replacement front wheels, rear REV wheel kits, and even replacement grip tape kits!
We’re excited to announce that Inboard is now down to a 2 week turnaround time for new orders. If you order an M1 today, you’ll be getting it before you know it.
While we’ve been working we were lucky enough to get featured in a few wonderful publications. Our friends Evan & Sean at The Verge were nice enough to do an in-depth review of the Inboard M1 and made this great video.
We first let the news out on the hit ABC TV Show “Shark Tank” that Inboard had a deal with Best Buy. We’re excited to announce that we’ve begun shipping Inboard M1s to Best Buy. Visit Best Buy.com and find out if your store is carrying the M1.
The new partnership with Best Buy has no impact on existing orders and we’re still fulfilling orders placed directly through inboardtechnology.com in the order we receive them.
We’re also excited to say that the first Best Buy store that carries M1's sold out of them within 24 hours! More M1's will soon be shipped to and expanding number of Best Buy retail locations across the US.
Location of Best Buy in Mountain View, CA
This week is the South by Southwest Interactive Film and Music Festival, and Inboard will be there 3/11-3/14. We’ve partnered with our friends at Smart Car, who will be hosting an amazing list of speakers, celebrities, DJs, and amazing bands at their House of Smart Austin from 3/10 through 3/15. Inboard’s CEO, Ryan Evans, will be speaking on 3/13. We’ll also be doing a super fun demo event with Smart. Smart will be showing off their new plug-in electric car, and Inboard will be showing off the Inboard M1. Come by and ride the M1.
We’re also putting together a group ride, scavenger hunt with Inboard product prizes.
We’ll be making more announcements throughout the weekend about various Inboard events and opportunities.
Sign-up for Ryan’s talk & Q+A at House of smart here
Get more details about Inboard's Austin Invasion here