Finally, after years of trying to find information about how to get a Redbox online, I actually contacted Redbox and asked them!
Here is the lowdown on how to get your own RedBox machine:
“Thank you for your interest in redbox,” they wrote me in an email.
“While we are not franchising our kiosks at this time, we do accept applications for redbox machines to be installed at your place of business,” Redbox continued.
“Any location suggestions from our redbox customers will also be forwarded to the appropriate parties. If you are a business owner we will need the following information:”
How to apply to get a Redbox machine? Redbox requests this information:
Average daily traffic (transactions):
After providing this information, we will contact you should any opportunities become available.
Please be advised that it may take weeks for a response as we do receive numerous applications daily.
If you have any additional questions, comments regarding this issue please contact us at 866-redbox3 (866-733-2693) to avoid any further delay in resolving your matter.
Thank you for your valued business,
redbox Customer Care
“Thanks, I will gather that information and send it along to whom at what address?” I asked Redbox.
“The easiest thing for me to do is send the application to you in an email. Then you can send it back to us,” they answered.
The email was sent to me from firstname.lastname@example.org containing the above short Redbox Kiosk Location Application form, so I believe that’s where folks are sending their Redbox application forms.
How much foot traffic do business owners need to obtain a Redbox machine? Do they reject certain types of businesses?
Years ago, I believe I read that business owners needed at least 15,000 customers per week in foot traffic to get a RedBox at their location, so I asked RedBox about this.
Plus, I wanted to know if there were any types of stores that they summarily reject, like liquor stores or what have you.
“Is it true that there is a cutoff for average traffic of approximately 15,000 customers per week in foot traffic at my business to get a Redbox at a store location?” I asked.
And about the store restrictions query, I asked Redbox, “Any stores you automatically reject based on the type of business? Thanks again for all your help!”
“I’m sorry but I do not have that information. Once you fill that information out someone will be in contact with you and they can answer those questions for you,” came the reply.
So it sounds like business owners just have to get through that intial screening process to find out any more information about getting a RedBox at their store.
How much to the RedBox machines cost to get at your business?
I suspect this may be a deal where you split the revenue with Redbox, or pay some kind of leasing fee.
Redbox owners, please chime in with comments below, thanks!