Redbox Automated Retail LLC is a video rental company based in the United States and Canada. It specializes in 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD rentals. It also used to offer video games via automated retail kiosks.
Most of the company’s kiosks can be identified by their signature red color. They are mostly found in grocery stores, fast food restaurants, pharmacies, mass retailers, and convenience stores. As of 2012, there were more than 42,000 Redbox kiosks in about 34,000 locations worldwide. The company had a 51.8% physical rental market share by 2016.
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Is Redbox open today? Is Redbox open tomorrow?
Is ValRedbox open on Sunday? Yes, it is open
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What time does Redbox close? It operates 24 hours
Redbox Automated Retail LLC was established by the Corporation business development team at McDonald’s. Kiosks originally operated under the name Ticktok Easy Shop and sold convenience store products until 2003.
Gregg Kaplan took up the kiosks in 2004 and decided to rent out DVDs. Unlike other similar businesses, McDonald’s offered a return policy that allowed customers to return rented DVDs to any kiosk. In 2005, McDonald’s sold Redbox to Coinstar in 2005 for $32 million. In 2009, Coinstar bought the remaining part for between $169 and $176 million.
Redbox then moved to retail locations and placed kiosks within and outside supermarkets. By 2007, it had surpassed Blockbuster in its number of locations. It passed 1 billion rentals in 2010. The company’s current competitors include Blockbuster, Netflix, Hollywood Video, Family Video, West Coast Video, and Movie Gallery.
In 2003, Mitch Lowe joined Redbox, and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2005. Lowe had prior experience with the business as he operated Video Droid, a video rental company that ran from 1982 to 1997. Lowe became president at Redbox in 2009.
The same year, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios and Warner Bros decided to only sell DVDs to Redbox 28 days after their arrival in stores. The three companies were concerned that the growth of DVD kiosks would jeopardize their incomes. Redbox filed lawsuits against the companies. An agreement was entered on April 22, 2010 in which Redbox agreed to provide rental films from the studios 28 days after their first home-video releases.
In July of the same year, Redbox started renting out Blu-ray movies from 13,000 of its kiosks nationwide. The company started testing video game rentals in Nevada, Florida, Wisconsin, Texas, North Carolina, and Oregon in October. Video games from all major platforms were available countrywide in June 2011. This was, however, halted in 2019.
Redbox Holiday Hours – Open
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 14||Valentine’s Day|
|February 18||President’s Day|
|March 5||Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day|
|April 19||Good Friday|
|April 21||Easter Sunday|
|April 22||Easter Monday|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo|
|May 27||Memorial Day|
|July 04||Independence Day|
|September 02||Labor Day|
|June 16||Father’s Day|
|May 12||Mother’s Day|
|October 14||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veterans Day|
|November 28||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 29||Black Friday|
|December 24||Christmas Eve|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
|December 26||Day after Christmas|
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve|
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In an industry that’s already dominated by GameFly and Netflix, Redbox rents DVD, Blu-ray discs and video games through its kiosks which are located in major retail outlets. Customers are able to rent out a movie for $1.20 a night and $2 for games. No membership is required and customers incur no fees if they return the movies and games late.
Redbox runs a video on demand service called Redbox Free Live TV. It was launched in early February 2020 and became available nationwide on February 18. Content is availed to viewers in partnership with Lionsgate, Comedy Dynamics, FilmRise and other major content providers.
With its rich history of being a leading rental company for DVDs, Blu-ray discs and video games; Redbox has stood the test of time. It competes well against major content providers such as Netflix and Amazon.