What Were the Blockbluster Express Kiosks?


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Blockbuster Express kiosks were movie rental service devices that were intended to replace traditional Blockbuster stores. The kiosks were a massive failure and were removed entirely in 2012, followed by Blockbuster itself going defunct in 2013.

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Prior to officially closing in 2013, Blockbuster made numerous attempts to revitalize its business model after losing revenue to companies such as Netflix and Redbox. Blockbuster Express kiosks were the company's attempt to copy Redbox's business model, involving quick, on-the-go transactions for movie rentals, as opposed to traveling to a Blockbuster store. The company opened as many as 10 thousand Express kiosks in 2012, but the program was an overwhelming failure and directly contributed to the bankruptcy of Blockbuster.

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