A Kiosk That Toys With Long-Term CRM Rewards

A DVD rental kiosk outfit has rolled out a kiosk that keeps track of orders and awards free videos for frequent shoppers. The idea of a kiosk that has a long-term memory and an active CRM component is a wonderful next step (OK, a baby step) for intelligent kiosks.

The new units from DVDPlay use E-mail addresses in lieu of a loyalty card. "By entering an E-mail address during the rental process, the stand-alone DVD rental machine's patent-pending software recognizes the number of customer rental transactions and, after every tenth rental, generates a promotional code for a free movie that is automatically sent to the customer's E-mail account," said a statement issued by the company.

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