How to Buy OnePlus One Mobile to India via PPOBOX – Complete Guide

OnePlus One, the “Flagship Killer” is ranked among the Top 10 smartphones of the year 2014Though there was an issue with selling the smartphone in India as Micromax has got the entire rights to sell the phone which has Cyanogenmod OS in it. A very recent news says that the case on OnePlus One is lifted out and the sales are back in Amazon. There are people who are suffering from Indian specific invites which are very limited. Also, there is no software upgrade option for Indian specific smartphones, which is a major drawback. So, its highly recommended to buy a global smartphone, ship it to US and then get it back to India using any postal service which costs a 4000 INR extra.

One of the postal services which does shipping from US, China and other places is PPOBox. I ordered my OnePlus One smartphone using PPOBox and I personally recommend you to buy from the same as it is very good. PPOBox has No Registration fee & very less shipping fee as compared to other services. US to India shipping will be done either by ICCWORLD (Bombay Courier) or DHL and Local. Customs will be cleared by them (The charges will be included in their Pay). After receiving the parcel in their Mumbai Warehouse, they will send you an invoice and you have to pay all the dues online at that time (Shipping+Customs), and next day they will forward the parcel to you via BLUEDART. They take around 6-8 days to get it delivered to your home address including customs.

Here goes the entire tutorial in step by step procedure from PPOBox


  1. Step 1 : Grab an Invite

  2. Step 2 : Get your PPOBox ID ready

  3. Step 3: Get your PayPal Account ready

  4. Step 4: Place Order of your OPO from OPO store

  5. Step 5 : Update Order Details in PPOBOX

  6. Step 6 : Send Required Document to PPO Support

  7. Step 7 : Update your tracking No. to PPOBox

  8. (“THIS IS ONE OF MOST IMPORTANT STEP, If you forget to do this step your shipment won’t proceed to India through PPOBox”)

  9. Step 8 : Make a payment to PPOBox

Step 1 : Grab an Invite

OnePlus One has some different mode of ordering. All you need is an invite to get that smartphone. I got my invite from Naresh and he helped me in ordering, shipping. Also there are some days and events where you can Order OnePlus for free without invites. So, join OnePlus One communities on Facebook groups, Google+ and other social media where many people out there are giving away invites for free. Also I strongly recommend not to buy any invite as there are some people who cash with those invites. Once you have an invite , follow this tutorial and the beast will be hands-on soon!

Step 2 : Get your PPOBox ID ready

  1. Register at www.ppobox.com which is of Free.

  2. Verify your Email ID and Phone No, Including Land line, if any (otherwise put alternate mobile no)

  3. Click on “Enter a New Shipment” option.

  4. Fill all the details that you can fill like your name, address and all.

  5. Put these details for