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Tesco trials Discs on Demand kiosks

Rhian Jones
Tesco

Tesco has launched Discs on Demand kiosks - trial machines created in conjunction with software firm Tribeka allowing shoppers to chose and burn albums in store.

Customers place their order at the kiosks from a choice of tens of thousands of past and present albums, the discs are then produced within minutes, complete with a printed sleeve and artwork.

Tesco is trialling the idea in two stores – Maldon in Essex, and Dudley in the West Midlands – and hopes to start rolling them out to other branches soon.

As well as music, the machines offer a large library of movie and TV shows for printing to DVD and computer software packages.

Prices start from less than £3 for CDs and under £6 for DVDs.

Rob Salter, Tesco’s entertainment category director, said: “This simple system means we can offer an ­incredibly wide range of albums and movies without taking up much space in stores.

“We’re currently trialling the kiosks in two stores and so far customer feedback has been really positive.

“We’re planning to roll out Discs on Demand to further stores nationwide during the next few months.”

The new venture could prove another blow to traditional music shops that rely on CD sales to stay in business - HMV Group has just posted a pre-tax loss of £38.6m for the 12 months ending in April.

Source: Mirror

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Tags: HMV, Retail, Tesco, CD, Tribeka

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