March 31, 2005

NetFlix 1, Wal-Mart 0

Dollarwise has a personal comparison:

Similarly, Netflix was clearly the winner in offering DVDs by mail. When Netflix was started it patented its services so that no one could offer the same service immediately. But once the patent expired, Wal-Mart started a similar service. Trust me, I tried both Wal-mart and Netflix but Netflix was far better than Wal-Mart. First of all, the user interface of Netflix is million times better than Wal-Mart online rental store. Second of all, DVDs were slower to arrive from Wal-Mart whereas Netflix was immediate. So the key thing for Netflix is to retain its customers and add more customers.

Posted by Kevin on March, 31 2005 at 09:32 AM