A draft of Netflix vs. Redbox
Netflix provides a subscription-style e-commerce service. Customers only need to sign up and pay $13.95-39.95 a month to borrow as many as 2-9 movies at a time with no monthly limit. If customers quickly watch the DVD and send them back, the monthly fee pays for quite a few movies. The relatively low monthly fee enables Netflix to compete with Blockbuster and other brick-and-mortar video rental business. Meanwhile, Netflix might keep the customers who try the service and happy with it continue paying the monthly fee. Therefore, Netflix has less problem in predicting revenue or level revenues. * Being an on-line DVD rental store, Netflix combines the growing Home Entertainment Market and the Internet. Unlike brick-and-mortar video rental business, Netflix incurs less overhead because no storefront is required and less employees are hired. Movies are sent to customers in prepaid envelope within 24 hours after the customer returns a movie. Located in San Francisco, Netflix still owns nation wide market through World Wide Web. In addition, customer can easily get the movies they like without leaving home. * Netflix provides customers unlimited access to the world's largest DVD library consisting of 10,000 movies. This in more than 10 times the selection of the Blockbuster. Netflix's terrific search engine and automatic movie recommendation engine helps customers find their favorite movies easily. * Netflix enables customer to enjoy their service without long line ups and late fees. Customers can select moves and put them into rental queue. Customers can easily edit queue time, too. At the same time, customers can keep the movie as long as they want without the hassle of due dates. * Netflix has very good customer service. Whenever the customer has a problem with a returned movie, a broken DVD or a missing DVD, Netflex will respond to it immediately. The customer does not need to pay for broken discs or movies...
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