A PERTH businessman is hoping his offer of movies delivered to the offices of CBD workers will prove to be a winning one.
Kevin O’Neill and his wife Belinda Rigby opened CBD Movie Hire six months ago after researching the need for such a service.
The company’s main shopfront is its website at www.cbdmoviehire.com.au although it does have a physical videostore on Hay Street.
Customers join as members and can choose the movies they want to see online. Those films are then delivered to their office.
Mr O’Neill said the offer of three movies over the weekend for $24 was proving popular.
The movies are then picked up from the member’s office at the end of the allotted time.
The company defines the CBD, for delivery purposes, as being bounded by the Swan River, Victoria Avenue, the Mitchell Freeway and Wellington Street.
The company is also one of only two full-time video stores in the CBD catering to inner city residents. The gym at the CBD Apartments complex also offers a limited video hire service to its customers.
However, initial acceptance of the CBD Movie Hire offer has been slow.
The company has about 250 members.
Mr O’Neill said it needed about 1,000 members for critical mass.
He said the plan had been to grow the service by word of mouth and that is working, although slower than he had hoped.
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