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Buy A Redbox Kiosk

Redbox allows people to rent DVDs and video games at kiosks outside of businesses such as convenience and grocery stores and restaurants 24 hours a day. As of 2011, the company claimed to have more than 27,800 kiosks and that more than 68 percent of people in the United States live within a five-minute drive of a Redbox location. Those numbers may make owning a Redbox a popular option for small-business owners, but whether you can get one of the DVD rental machines at your business depends on obtaining an accepted application from Redbox, which is part of the Coinstar company. Redbox doesn't sell its kiosks to businesses --- it simply allows a machine to be located on a company's property.

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Contact Redbox and request a kiosk application. You can reach Redbox on the company's website --- click "Contact Redbox" for an online form. You may also contact the company by email at or by phone at 866-733-2693. Redbox sends an application form to you.

Provide necessary documentation to support your application, if it's approved. Redbox may ask for copies of sales receipts or other financial records. Redbox may ask a business to prove its traffic numbers and will want to visit a business to determine an adequate location for the kiosk.

Hi we have a fitness club on a very hot corner in down townwe would like to put a redbox on the side of the business.Weknow it will do very well you can just drive up theres a lot of parkingso if you could please send us a ap to this address please.The addressis NunesEnterprises 802 California ave Dos Palos ca 93620 ou contactnumber is 209-917-9019 thanks

PEOPLE. Redbox does not franchise. I work for them as an employee merchandizing the boxes. It is a very complicated business. The company has to make deals with every movie compnay to get their movies at a certain time and negotiate costs. I am talking use multimillion dollar contracts with each movie house. Besides the logistics of it all and maintenance of just the kiosks. They are a great company to work for and pay and benefits are way above what one might think.

To manage a Redbox kiosk or any DVD kiosk business requires as little as one hour per week. And, for an owner-operator entrepreneur or store owner, a movie kiosk that generates over $60,000 in revenue should earn over $50,000/year in gross profit. The movie rental kiosk business can be very profitable and if a Redbox franchise existed with that type of profitability, it would be one of the most profitable franchise opportunities of all time.

Redbox Automated Retail LLC (stylized as redbox.) is an American video on-demand streaming and video rental company specializing in DVD, Blu-ray, 4K UHD rentals and purchases and formerly video games via automated retail kiosks and TVOD, AVOD and FAST services via its website, Android and iOS apps and many consumer electronic devices. Redbox kiosks feature the company's signature red color and are located at convenience stores, fast food restaurants, grocery stores, mass retailers, and pharmacies.

As of the end of November 2012, Redbox had over 42,000 kiosks at more than 34,000 locations.[2] As of September 2016, Redbox had 51.8% market share of the physical rental market.[3] In May 2022, Chicken Soup for the Soul announced its intention to acquire Redbox for $375 million.[4]

Redbox Automated Retail LLC was initially started by the McDonald's Corporation business development team. Originally the kiosks sold convenience store products under the name Ticktok Easy Shop, however in late 2003 McDonald's ended its use of the kiosks for these products. Instead, McDonald's executive Gregg Kaplan decided to use the kiosks for DVD rentals, which was tested in Denver in 2004.[5] The company also employed a "return anywhere" policy, different from competitors, which allowed consumers to return their rental to any Redbox kiosk, not just the one from which they originally rented it.[6] Kiosks rented both films and video games.[7]

In 2005, Coinstar bought 47% of the company for $32 million,[8] after unsuccessful attempts to sell half the company to Blockbuster and Netflix.[9] In early 2008, Coinstar exercised an option to increase its share from 47% to 51%.[8] In February 2009, Coinstar paid McDonald's between $169 and $176 million for the remainder of the company.[10] While traditional brick and mortar rental stores were closing at a high rate, Redbox moved into existing retail locations such as supermarkets, and placed kiosks within them or outside of them to gain that consumer base.[11]

The company surpassed Blockbuster in 2007 in the number of US locations,[12] passed 100 million rentals in February 2008,[13] and passed 1 billion rentals in September 2010.[14] Current and former competitors include Netflix, Blockbuster, Movie Gallery and its subsidiary Hollywood Video, West Coast Video and Family Video along with other DVD by mail rental services. In Q2 2011, kiosks accounted for 36% of the disc rental market, with 38% of that attributable to rent-by-mail services and 25% to traditional stores, according to the NPD Group. As of Q2 2011, 68% of the US population lived within a five-minute drive of a Redbox kiosk.[15] The numbers for Q2 2013 shows that Redbox rentals had surpassed 50% of the total disc rentals in the country.[16]

In July 2010, Redbox announced that they were beginning to rent Blu-ray movies at 13,000 kiosks nationwide, and Blu-ray Discs were available across the Redbox network by the fall of 2010.[34] In October 2010, the company began testing video game rentals in Reno, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Austin, Texas; Wilmington, North Carolina; and Corvallis, Oregon. In June 2011, Redbox launched video game rentals nationwide.[35] Games for all major platforms are offered, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at select locations. In 2019 Redbox confirmed video game rentals would be discontinued.

In February 2012, Redbox announced the purchase of former competitor Blockbuster Express from NCR for $100 million.[36] The acquisition included over 10,000 DVD kiosks, certain retailer contracts, and DVD inventory. As part of the agreement, Redbox entered a supplier arrangement of purchasing product and services from NCR.[37] On June 27, 2012, Redbox completed the purchase of Blockbuster Express on June 23.[38] The company sold some Blockbuster Express kiosks in less competitive markets to third party providers in June 2013.[39]

The company partnered with New Era Tickets and Sparkart to launch Redbox Tickets in October 2012 as a test on existing kiosks in the greater Philadelphia area followed by an early 2013 expansion in Los Angeles.[42] Redbox also rolled out its Rubi coffee kiosk featuring Seattle's Best Coffee in 2012 at up to 500 locations.[43] Outerwall, formerly Coinstar, decided to close its Rubi business in December 2013[44] then sold that business in 2014 to Feniks, a Seattle start up food tech company.[45]

The number of items rented from kiosks annually peaked in 2013, with 772.87 million rentals. There were then 717.13 million units rented in 2014, and 587.55 million in 2015,[48] the decline due to the increasing consumer shift from physical media to streaming and other online services. That year the company also moved its 1,400 kiosks in Canada to other locations in the United States.[49] As of 2014, Redbox still represented half of the physical media rental market.[50] As of July 2016, Redbox offered Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games.[51]

Throughout most of 2016, parent company Outerwall was seeking a buyer based on shareholder input. In early September, Outerwall was sold to Apollo Global Management and its three units (Coinstar, ecoATM and Redbox) were split into separate operating companies. In late September 2016, Outerwall CFO Galen Smith was announced as the new CEO of Redbox.[52] The company had approximately 40,000 kiosks in the United States as of January 2017. The kiosks are shifting around the country to different locations in order to track consumer trends and in reaction to under-performing neighborhoods.[53] Most locations only have one kiosk, however in some cases there will be more to deal with high traffic locales.[54]

Redbox acquired the independent film Benjamin for a 90-day release period via its kiosks and on demand service on April 23, 2019, as a Redbox Original.[58] In October 2019 Redbox formed its film and TV series production division, Redbox Entertainment, with Marc Danon as senior advisor of content acquisition.[59]

Redbox began internally testing a video streaming service, dubbed Redbox Instant, in July 2012. The service was a joint effort between Redbox and Verizon.[68] On March 14, 2013, Redbox Instant by Verizon officially went public, offering customers a free 1-month trial of an $8/month unlimited streaming service that includes 4 disc rentals from kiosks ($1 more for Blu-ray).[69] The service launched with 4,600 titles from movie companies such as EPIX, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Relativity, and Sony Pictures. According to early reports, Redbox Instant also planned to allow users to download content to mobile devices for offline viewing; titles could be either rented or purchased, in SD or HD quality, with rental customers having 30 days to begin viewing their title and 48 hours of unlimited views thereafter.[70]

On December 13, 2017, Redbox offered a new service called Redbox On Demand. Like Redbox Instant, it is a streaming service, but based on a different model. It does not require any membership, and the list will contain new releases as well as several titles that it is claimed will never be available on services like Netflix.[56] The service launched with 6,000 titles for on demand rental or electronic sell-through in line with its kiosk operations. The titles come the major film studio's libraries except for Disney plus Lionsgate.[74]

In late December 2020, Redbox began offering a yearly subscription service allowing a subscriber to rent 12 or 24 discs in total, depending on their plan of choice. Only eligible movies can be rented on these plans. It also extends the user return window up until midnight, giving an additional 3 hours to return a movie to a kiosk.[75] 041b061a72

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