Manage episode 295633103 series 96531
The secret sauce at Blockbuster was the experience, what is your everyday patient experience like? Blockbuster started in 1985 renting VHS movies for 70% of sales and 30% for merchandise, popcorn, candy, and late fees. They peaked in 2005 and went bankrupt in 2010 after steadily declining to subscription services like Netflix that comes to you, instead of you going to them which is a much better experience, paying per movie at Blockbuster, or going to one of the 40,000 Red Box locations which was started by Mitch Lowe, SVP of McDonalds in 2003. (In 2000 Blockbuster declined a deal to purchase Netflix for $50 million) were both killed by a better experience at home, streaming video technology like Netflix, and getting too expensive unlike Arizona ice tea which kept their price at 99 cents by printing it on the can.