Coinstar's new kiosks: From fancy photo booths to phone recycling

This week

Image representing Coinstar as depicted in Cru...
's print edition of the Puget Sound Business Journal checks in on Coinstar (subscription required), the Seattle-based company that started with coin-counting vending machines and is now best known for its Redbox DVD rental kiosks.
Enhanced by Zemanta

With surging profits and recent attention for its CEO (named as a technology visionary by Fortune magazine), the company is diversifying into new kiosk markets, including tech gadgets and even French-press coffee.

One thing the kiosks have in common: They are aimed at a lower-income demographic -- a growing market even for high-tech products.

The four lines of kiosks have been rolled out at test locations in several cities, including Seattle. Each has its own brand name: Gizmo, which sells refurbished electronics; EcoATM, which dispenses cash for old cell phones; Star Studio, which runs interactive photo booths with customized backgrounds; and Seattle's Best Coffee, which pumps out $1-a-cup, French-press-style brew.

Coinstar's new kiosks: From fancy photo booths to phone recycling

Date: Friday, May 25, 2012, 12:24pm PDT

Enhanced by Zemanta

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Staff published on May 25, 2012 1:31 PM.

MinuteKey kiosk duplicates your keys was the previous entry in this blog.

Extended Store Automated food ordering and pickup in car is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.