Looking Deeper Into the Sondors Electric Bike and Other New E-Bikes on Kickstarter & Indiegogo

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Looking Deeper Into the Sondors Electric Bike and Other New E-Bikes on Kickstarter & Indiegogo

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The introduction of another crowd-funded e-bike by Storm Sondors – this time called the Sondors THIN Electric Bike – has generated a lot of new interest from those researching e-bikes. The attractive price point – starting at $499 (plus shipping and taxes) – is definitely an attention-getter, particularly for those working within a particular budget.

Sondors isn’t the only one with e-bikes showing up on crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but his incredibly successful first campaign for an electric fat bike last year has encouraged others to post similar e-bike models in development.

The price looks great, the bikes look cool, and some even offer interesting solutions to common problems. But if you haven’t yet experienced the excitement (and sometimes disappointment) of participating in a crowd-funded project (usually called a campaign), here are a couple of important things to consider before you put your money on the table. … Read more

Looking to join the electric bike industry? Consider tours and rentals

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Originally posted MutliBriefs: Exclusive on November 11, 2014  

With the ongoing growth of the electric bike industry in the U.S., more individuals are looking for ways to get involved in this space. For many, they see potential and opportunity for electric bikes to take off within their community, city or region.

I regularly get inquiries from folks who are looking to start a business by bringing and promoting electric bikes in their area. For those individuals, it represents an opportunity to capitalize on the growing industry, while being involved with a product they feel passionate about. … Read more

Transparent Pricing: Where Does Your Money Go When You Buy an Electric Bike?

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As EVELO continues our fourth year of operations, we keep working towards becoming a company that our customers are proud to do business with, where our team members look forward to working at, and where we always aim to do things a bit different from the rest.

One thing becoming increasingly important to me, as the company’s co-founder and CEO, is transparency. I strongly believe that the more transparent we are – as a company – the stronger the relationship we build with our customers and the better the environment we create for all of our team members. … Read more

Riding 4,000 Miles Across the United States to Test Our Bikes

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In early 2012, we were getting ready to launch EVELO.

We spent the previous year getting everything in place for the launch, but still knew that we had an uphill battle. As a new company that focuses on online distribution with a product that starts at around $2,000, we not only had to create awareness about our electric bikes, but also prove to our clients that our products were reliable and worthy of their business. As a young company, our work was cut out for us. … Read more

Why EVELO CEO wants to talk to every single customer on the phone

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At EVELO, we do the majority of our interactions online. Since we work with clients all over the country, we’ve built our infrastructure to be able to accommodate customers no matter where they live.

When you do the majority of your business online, you have access to a lot of data that can help make business decisions which is good. However, precisely because we do so much of our business online, there is a downside as well – that is we don’t have as much of a face-to-face interaction with customers. … Read more