12.06.2016

A Winter Welcome

Lining right up with our first snow of the winter, Wave 60 is on track for this Thursday, December 8th, at 9:30PM EST.

As 2016 comes to a close, we will be traveling through a new doorway together, with the unveiling of our fully redesigned mobile friendly store (now live), courtesy of Bit Master Marcus and Shopify. It's been a long time in the making (like most things around these parts), but we are finally ready to explore some new territory and hopefully welcome an easier and less unpredictable release night experience for all of us. Marcus has outlined some important details below that should really assist in making the transition easier. -Matt

Finally! Before heading in, a few words on the new digs:

One of the big improvements with this platform is the responsiveness, and the ability to auto-format for all devices and screen sizes. When we started diving deep into Google Analytics about 5 years ago, we were surprised to see nearly 20% of people ordering from mobile devices. Fast-forward to the most recent launch and the number of mobile users has doubled. The last Bit Figs wave received 49% of orders from phones!

Another new feature is user accounts. We highly recommend everyone take a few seconds to create an Onell.Store account. This will make checkout super fast, and is a neat way to keep track of your activity. You can still checkout using PayPal, too. While we've had our troubles with them, the fact is they've helped us process every single order since day one, and as a Payment Gateway, they are quite reliable. Now that we have shopping cart specialists on our side, we're feeling confident to continue working together with PayPal.

We hope you'll have a chance to familiarize yourselves with the new system prior to the launch. Click an item to see important info such as order limit, parts count and full product details. Once added to your cart, a "Continue Shopping" button will appear to zip you back to the previous page. When finished, click the top cart icon to checkout. It's a bit of a different process than before, but we feel it's a major upgrade to loading one giant page of heavy scripts and separate windows.

Matt, Michelle and I will remain on high alert during the launch, but we're hoping this will be a smooth transition for all, and in the end a fun experience. As always, leave feedback below, or email web@glyos.com, and thank you for the support. -Marc

Enter Onell.Store!

23 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Glad you guys managed to find a solution to the store issues and really glad you thought about all of us poor saps who have to sometimes buy Onell toys on the toilet at work. Thanks!

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  2. How will the new limits be managed for us who mule multiples for our foreign friends

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    1. And any new vors? Are there plans to keep any vors in the buildstation. 153 vor customs undermy belt. Ive ran out lol

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    2. Hey Eric! There are no new Armorvors in this round, but they will 100% return in 2017.

      153 is definitely the running record for Vor customs! That's awesome!

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    3. This release will utilize the honor system as we transition the new store into place. The option is there to force lock the limits, but we will not implement that for the launch.

      Just proceed as you normally do when covering your foreign buddies.

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  3. Those glyans look fantastic! I hope the limits aren't too tight for this round!

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    1. We ordered heavy on the VMC Glyans so hopefully they hold up! Along with the matching Axis Joints, there will also be matching Swing Joints and Phase Arm Sets.

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    2. Matching Swings is good news!

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  4. The new Glyans look great, and the new store looks just as good! Can't wait to add these colors... and please tell me there's a TFV Robo Force Gendrone sneaking around in there

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    1. Thanks! There are no RF kits in this round, but we do have plans for something Volkriun related in 2017.

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    2. Woo! I'm already looking forward to that!

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  5. Volkriun? Reasonable paint apps? A suspicious resemblance to a certain UNSC enlisted man? Good gawds, looks to be another significant year-end drop.

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    1. And to clarify: the releases we saw at Designer Con will also be in this drop, yes?

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    2. Cap! The three items that we previewed at DCon will be included in the new wave, 100%.

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  6. Stoked on the new site. I've totally forgot about the past issues, there's just been such a wave of excellent new glyos what with the Biomasters landing along with new Mushi's, Zullbeast, and Battletribes figures, those paypal issues just melted away!

    After seeing the Dcon offerings, and being able to snag a few through a very generous associate, I was anticipating a more eclectic drop this round. Hoping for some vinyl, I need me some Heavy rigs or Supercray's to battle my growing horde of monsters!

    However after the last few releases I've finally realized the potential of the Glyan's build-ability. So bring 'em on!

    Any crossovers planned? I've been seeing a few Biomasters online with the Volkriun shade...

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    1. Outside of the small weapons crossover from the RF kit on the VMC Glyan, there will be one other guest appearance in the new wave.

      Vinyl-wise, expect a new Super Crayboth, which features the very first completely painted finish we've ever done on a vinyl figure (no base vinyl showing).

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    1. A visitor from ALGOL may indeed appear...

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  8. Hey! The new store looks awesome and I love that the cart page has pics of the toys now. It will be so much easier to check to make sure I got everything I wanted. Way to keep improving. You guys are the best.

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  9. Volkriun! I busted out my large collection of Volkriun buddies a little while back. They remain one of my absolute favorite colorways. This is tight time of the year, but count on me purchasing a figure or two!

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  10. Awesome move with the new store, lookin' forward to this drop as well, Olive Green ARMYMANS are my jam!

    Just curious, is the Acton MA addy for Onell still good? I send 'something' a while back, just wanted to make sure it found its way to you. ;P

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  11. OD Green & Glow are my weakness. This is going to be an expensive drop, especially with Glow BC Blasters releasing the next day.

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