Rental Touch Screen Kiosks are a novel idea. I’d like to think that some of them actually worked and were a success, but very few do. In a future article we will examine whether any rental kiosk models marketed today […]
Rental Touch Screen Kiosks are a novel idea. I’d like to think that some of them actually worked and were a success, but very few do. In a future article we will examine whether any rental kiosk models marketed today will be remembered as they were sold or if they will only be remembered as a memory. This is part two of our investigation.
The first successful rental touch screen kiosk was supposed to be a temporary set up and not a long term rental agreement. We had been told that the kiosk would be opened occasionally for small scale advertising or promotions and that it would not be opened as a permanent display. The goal then was to develop an integrated advertising system where the kiosk displayed static advertisements and linked with mobile web services, tablets and electronic boards. We had seen some of the early versions of these rentals where the signs and messages appeared as static images on a large LCD screen.
When the kiosks started to show up at local events, we saw that there were a number of different styles of rental units. At one store we had a rental display unit with four different styles of kiosks, each with their own color combination. We also had some rental units that were freestanding and could be set up anywhere. There were even some rental touch screen kiosk units that could be folded down and stored under the unit.
Eventually we decided that it would be better to have a flexible kiosk design and so we began looking for suppliers of these flexible kiosk displays. When we started talking to display supply companies, it became clear that we were on the same page as they wanted to see a flexible rental display unit and they were willing to help us with a friendlyway van touch screen unit. The friendlyway team was able to give us a few different options of rental touch screen kiosk units. They had also designed and developed several other rental software systems like touch-screen rentiers that worked well with our other equipment.
The next thing we did was talk with a few different manufacturers. We wanted to make sure that the manufacturer we chose would be able to support all of our hardware needs including the touch screens, the printer, the keyboards and the mounting equipment. We wanted to make sure that the rental units would fit our need for the best price and the friendlyways van rental units seemed like the perfect solution.
Once we made all of the decisions, we actually started putting the signage on the rental units. We put one up at the front door of the business. Then we installed another one on the side of the building facing the street. This time we printed out all of the advertising we needed to run all over town. It was great to finally have signage in place and with everything working so well, we decided to keep the rental touch screen kiosk rentals and continue to expand.