Referral incentives and info

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Referral incentives and info

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Referral incentives and info

  • Referral incentives and info

     John Wiley updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago 18 Members · 27 Posts
  • Steve Lee

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    It’s $1000 per referral. This is a referral that completes purchase, not a referral that just reserves correct?

  • Raj Giandeep

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Correct, must purchase Aptera to get credit. Which makes sense.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m3AKptR_X98FFB9a1v89vJ2SjYSBb76Nafo_E5fin60/edit

  • Randy J

    Member
    August 15, 2021 at 6:40 am

    As I drive my new Aptera and people ask me about it I would like to refer them to the company and earn credit for it. To give out that referral code would be difficult. Will there be another way? Maybe a printout I carry in the car and they can scan it with their smart phone… assuming they have one.

  • Steve Lee

    Member
    August 23, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Sarah or someone from Aptera, can someone clarify how the credits would work? Would there be a refund of $1000 per referral since all of us will have already bought the vehicle and paid for it. Or would it only be useful for a future Aptera purchase so we would need to buy TWO Apteras to get any value out of our referrals?

    • Sarah

      Administrator
      August 23, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Steve, I’ll check with our team and get back to you as soon as possible with more information. Thank you!

  • Laura Batchelor

    Member
    December 2, 2021 at 9:15 am

    I am still trying to sort out the referral system, but it seems to me that it would be nice to have a member’s referral code as part of their profile. That way, a new buyer can reward someone who has been particularly helpful to them in the forums. Just an idea.

  • John Malcom

    Member
    December 2, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Remember, you are not placing an order, but a reservation. You will have a chance to place an order when your reservation number comes up , or decide not to order and get a refund of your reservation deposit

  • Ron Ledohowski

    Member
    December 11, 2021 at 5:57 am

    BTW, you can check on your “orders” with this link available on the site. It will take you to your configuration and preorder.

  • Michael Jarvis

    Member
    January 21, 2022 at 5:48 am

    how does the referral system timing work? in other words, most referrals would likely get delivery of a vehicle after mine. Would I still be allowed the discount, or would I have a credit on a future car only? Can I opt to defer delivery of my vehicle until after all referrals are delivered?

  • Len Nowak

    Moderator
    January 21, 2022 at 6:14 am

    info@aptera.us may be the best place for an answer direct from Aptera Motors

    In my case… just get/buy my Aptera ASAP and save any referral points for next vehicle.If I hit the 26 referral milestone…donate the free base model to a non profit charity or sell that second one (unless another vehicle is needed at home at that time.)

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  Len Nowak.
    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  Gabriel Kemeny.
  • Steve Lee

    Member
    February 4, 2022 at 11:58 am

    No answer as of yet

  • Fanfare 100

    Member
    February 28, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    It might be awesome to know who is being counted amongst one’s referral points. This would help one be a good ambassador and cheerleader for those folks.

    Also, I have two people who say they have signed up using my referral code, but my Dashboard only shows 1 referral point. If the dashboard were to say from whom each point was, it would much easier to follow up. Especially for those of us who plan to refer multiple people.

    Just a though for continuous process improvement and to help keep people’s incentive going.

  • Len Nowak

    Moderator
    February 28, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    I asked this directly to AMC sometime ago and they said they would look into it.

    There was some sensitivity around sharing names/emails which they would have to consider.

    I hope that helps.

  • Raj Giandeep

    Member
    February 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    I’d like a little more info as well. Like you mentioned perhaps initials, city & state or just state.

  • Riley …

    Member
    March 1, 2022 at 6:15 am

    They could just copy what tesla does and list first name and date reserved.

  • Laura Batchelor

    Member
    April 15, 2022 at 11:40 am

    So – is the referral incentive program only for pre-production orders, or will it continue after the vehicles are being produced? I want to stick a QRC code on the back of mine and put up a little sign on the back when in in parking lots saying something like “YES, IT’S A SOLAR CAR! Scan this code for more info” for onlookers if I can earn credits toward a second Aptera down the line. If I can’t get referral credits, I will just answer questions but not get into advertising it. (I’m not naturally inclined to be a sales person.)

    • Gabriel Kemeny

      Moderator
      April 15, 2022 at 12:20 pm

      The referral system will likely be in place for some time after production starts but will likely be phased out eventually.

  • Gregory Annett

    Member
    September 28, 2022 at 2:41 am

    I have a question. If I refer someone who then goes on to become a referral partner and receives a discount off their vehicle (anything from a $1000 discount to a free car) by referring others, does that sale qualify as a referral for me, given that the person did not pay full price for their vehicle? It would seem that Aptera really needs to clarify this as they could be losing a lot of money if they are giving away $1000 credits on sales that may be losing money for the company.

    • Gabriel Kemeny

      Moderator
      September 28, 2022 at 4:20 am

      Pretty sure referrals are not daisy chained – only the person who used your codes gets the discount (and you don’t get theirs). None of this will be fixed/known until deliveries start.

      • Gregory Annett

        Member
        September 28, 2022 at 12:55 pm

        No, I’m sure you’re right that they are not daisy chained, but that’s not what I was saying. Obviously I get no credit for any referrals that my referee makes to other people, just that one referral credit. But if that person gets a referral link and refers one or more person who buys a vehicle, they are not paying full price for their vehicle. But because you can get a referral link before placing a pre-order, if you are successful in getting enough referrals to get a free car, you could theoretically hold off placing your pre-order until all your referees have purchased. Yes, you would take the risk that Aptera would cancel the referral program in the meantime, but once production is in full swing, the wait time for an Aptera will become a lot shorter, so probably worth the wait. I’m not so sure that I will want to wait long enough to get the vehicle entirely free, but as I am a person that normally would not buy a brand new car, I would like to be able to buy the Aptera at a price that I can afford, even at half price would be better than nothing. My last car cost me $5000 and is probably only worth $3000 now, so upgrading to a car that is going to cost me almost $40,000 in Australian dollars after the exchange rate conversion, even for the base model 250 mile Aptera, is a bit of a stretch for me.

    • Riley …

      Member
      September 28, 2022 at 6:12 am

      As soon as the referral program no longer benefits aptera they will cancel it. All we can do is take what they have stated at face value and hope that they honor it.

  • RAYMOND NETTLETON

    Member
    January 2, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    After accepting the fact that I will probably drive 85 mph in the heat and cold my range will be less than 300 miles most of the time on my 400 mile edition. Add a little battery degradation and not running to zero miles before charging and 400 is now 250. I think I will really want the 600 mile version in order to net 450 miles between 1 hour charge stops. (one charge stop Salt Lake to Portland OR)

    Since the 400 mile range will be produced before the 600 and I might actually be fine with the 400 so I want to keep that reservation.

    So I want a follow up reservation for the 600 mile version I may or may not actually purchase. (also maybe some other improvements such as the heat pump and autopilot will be available in year 2 of production)

    If the first unit maintains its value I think I will definitely follow through.

    Anybody done this in such a way to get the $70 fee and referral credit?

    New email address/different credit card. Maybe my wife can do this, but is this necessary?

  • Hee-Choon Lee

    Member
    January 2, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    he he he — have three pre-orders for that very same reasoning and then some. Highest efficiency with only front two wheels driving as the initial one, and then maybe I would like to brow beat some $$$ cars with some authority of 3.5 sec 0-60 capability of max’d out three wheel drive & 1000 lile range. Finally, I am planning ahead with the 250 mile 2 wheel version as the one I will settle down to as my personal range decreases 🙂

    • RAYMOND NETTLETON

      Member
      January 2, 2023 at 6:53 pm

      how did you work the referral/deposits?

    • John Wiley

      Member
      January 3, 2023 at 5:33 am

      I have always assumed that I would wait for “the call” from Aptera on my car before nailing down my configuration. There are 2 things on the fence – range and premium audio. I figure adding PA should not change my delivery date. My current reservation is for the 400. I was planning on waiting for “the call” to decide between the 400 and the 600. If they tell me that changing to the 600 will considerably change my delivery time by say, more than 6 months, I will probably stay with the 400. I’m hoping they can tell me exactly when my new delivery date would be with the 600. We should also know the trade-offs on efficiency by then – specifically, reduction in acceleration from the increased weight. I would also like to know the reduction in “trunk” space, assuming that will be the case.

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    January 2, 2023 at 10:36 pm

    @RAYMOND NETTLETON Remember that our minimal “deposits” are really just a poll to determine what people like: They don’t guarantee us a vehicle, just a place in line.

    At some point Aptera will ask us to confirm our reservations by making a pre-order deposit that will be either a fixed amount or some percentage of the purchase price. Up until the moment you click the “order” button you’re free to change your mind about what you want.

    It’s also unwise to burden your mind with suppositions about what the vehicle may or may not be able to do: “That way lies madness”, as they say…

    As to the discount and referral, I’m fairly certain that you can’t have both – i.e. you can’t use your own referral number to get both the discount and the referral credit. At best you can use a friend’s referral number and get 30% discount while making that friend love you just a little bit more. And who doesn’t need a little bit more love nowadays? 😀

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