DVDPlay Franchises Expand Blu-Ray Rentals
DVDPlay rental franchises allow users to rent movies for just a dollar a day, making them a perfect addition to any location where people need to watch movies and stay entertained. The franchises are connected to a centralized platform and offer real-time remote administration and control. This provides unique remote management and cost efficiencies to the DVDPlay rental franchise model. In fact, more than 90% of U.S. households rent DVDs during the Christmas season.
Located in supermarkets and fast food chains, DVDPlay kiosks allow customers to rent movies and TV shows from a variety of genres, and can be accessed by any location. To rent a DVD, consumers simply walk up to a kiosk, swipe their credit or debit card, and they’re done. It’s as easy as a bank ATM. Moreover, the kiosks are staffed and offer quick service, so there are no long lines at the kiosks.
DVDPlay generates revenue through two methods. First, it acquires franchised kiosks and charges them a $1,500 annual maintenance fee. Second, the company leases its systems to other companies and splits rental revenues with them. The kiosks’ architecture is similar to that of a self-service photo kiosk or an ATM. In addition, they use virtualization software to communicate with multiple kiosks and are mirrored to each other. The kiosks must be up and running 24 hours a day to process credit card payments, register sales, and register purchases.
DVDPlay is currently the only kiosk operator to offer Blu-ray Disc rentals. Starting June 10, DVDPlay kiosks will offer the new format alongside standard DVDs. The cost for renting a Blu-ray Disc will not be higher than $1.49, and will be accompanied by vanilla DVDs. Blu-ray titles likely to be included in this new service include Untraceable and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These titles are only the beginning of the expansion of DVDPlay.
NCR Corporation recently acquired DVDPlay, a company with 1,300 DVD-rental kiosks across the U.S. and Canada. It plans to operate 3,800 of these kiosks by the end of the year. The DVDPlay kiosks have more than 900 titles and will eventually allow consumers to download movies onto portable memory cards. Further, NCR plans to convert its DVDPlay kiosks into Blockbuster Express kiosks, which will compete with Redbox in the DVD rental kiosk market.
DVDPlay kiosks can handle virtually any automated retail business function. They can control advertising, movie trailer insertions, credit card transactions, and various data analysis. Many major grocery retailers, fast food chains, and other businesses have installed DVDPlay kiosks. With the company’s scalable, flexible kiosks and advanced software, DVDPlay is now a viable business option for many retail businesses. If you are considering setting up a DVDPlay rental kiosk, be sure to contact us today. You won’t regret it.
The DVDplay rental model is growing fast in the U.S. marketplace. Redbox, for instance, has over 1,200 kiosks nationwide. It charges $1.49 for the first night of rental and 99 cents for each additional night. The company plans to offer online reservations for movies soon. Blockbuster declined to comment on its plans for growth. In the meantime, the company has started testing DVD-Renting kiosks in stores in the Denver area.