Consumer Product Rental

  • ID: 1052573
  • October 2015
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research
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Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry rent personal and household goods, primarily for short periods but also under longer-term arrangements. Major companies include Aaron's, Netflix, and Rent-A-Center (all in the US) and Home Essentials (Hong Kong), Lovefilm/Amazon Instant Video (UK), TSUTAYA (Japan), and BlinkBox (UK).

The global rental and leasing industry has focused on emerging economies for expansion. China is an important market for rentals because of the growth of disposable income among the middle class. Other emerging markets include the Middle East, Brazil, and Eastern Europe.

In the US, the consumer product rental industry includes about 12,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $22 billion.

Examples of products rented by companies in the industry include consumer electronics and appliances, DVDs, formal wear, home health equipment, and recreational goods.


Demand is driven by personal income and the timing and popularity of new movie releases. The profitability of individual companies depends on the right merchandise mix and inventory financing costs. Large companies READ MORE >

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Industry Overview
Quarterly Industry Update
Business Challenges
Business Trends
Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Financial Information
Industry Forecast
Web Links and Acronyms

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