There’s an interesting new piece making the rounds from CNN into Twitter-land and beyond.
“Coinstar is kicking Netflix’s butt,” is the title of the CNN article describing how the innovation of Redbox-owner Coinstar is causing the company to surge beyond its competitors, especially in the wake of the news that Seattle’s Best Coffee machines will be meting out coffee from kiosks just like folks are used to getting their movies out of a kiosk.
I’m a living witness that Redbox movies can be easy to retrieve (the ones in stock, that is) and cheap to watch and return the next day. A family friend talked about her and her parents and siblings watching a recent popular movie on the cheap by getting it from a Redbox machine.
So Redbox is doing things right, apparently.