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Tesco, Applegreen, Centra trial futuristic DVD rental vending kiosk
In the coming weeks Irish shoppers will be able to benefit from a robotically operated DVD rental vending concept housed in Tesco, Applegreen and Centra stores across the Emerald Isle which if successful will be rolled out across their Irish stores.
By: The Movie Booth
The futuristic concept is the brainchild of award winning young entrepreneur Carlos Marco Rider, who noticed the gap in the DVD rental market and came up with a solution that could offer a convenient and cost-effective way for people to rent their favourite new release movies from their local shop.
Mr Rider commented, “The DVD rental market has faced big changes in recent years, and I felt that high street DVD rental services didn’t offer value to their customers. By eliminating space and staffing costs, these kiosks can offer the most competitive DVD rental prices in Ireland. To many people renting a DVD from a machine can be intimidating but these kiosks are designed to be completely user-friendly”
He added, “Customers use a touch-screen system to select and rent their movies, and it takes only three steps to rent a film. These kiosks have been designed with the end-user in mind and have several features which make renting a DVD easier than ever before. The partnerships we are developing with retailers should ensure we achieve substantial coverage across Ireland by the end of 2008, and you can also visit http://www.themoviebooth.com/
In an ever changing market, retail outlets should soon feature automated DVD kiosks to be able to benefit from the fall from grace of the traditional DVD rental store. The trial with three of Ireland’s most prominent retailers could lead to a deployment of DVD kiosks in each of their stores nationwide. DVD machines have experienced a massive growth in the USA with over 9000 kiosks in operation with ease-of-use, convenience and cost being provided as the main reasons for the kiosks success. Kiosks are currently deployed in Wal-Mart’s, Wal-Greens and McDonalds to name but a few in the US. Further details on this concept can be found at http://www.themoviebooth.com/
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The Movie Booth DVD kiosks are the evolutionary product of the changing face of the DVD rental market and meet the two most important demands made by the modern consumer: price and convenience. The Movie Booth’s innovative machines offer all of the most popular new release films as soon as they are available. All of these DVDs are offered for rental at a fraction of the price paid at a video rental store, on the internet or through your TV.