Swot Analysis Of Blockbuster

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BLOCKBUSTER ACQUIRES MOVIELINK: A GROWTH STRATEGY? Blockbuster Inc. was founded in 1985 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment with over 8,000 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Blockbuster was one of the strongest and most recognizable entertainment brands in the world to offer movies, video games, and other forms media entertainment on a subscription basis. But then there were many changes in video rental market from which the biggest change was from store based rental to online video rental which was started by a California based company Netflix in 1999, blockbuster management ignored the competition and continued selling DVD rental in store and charging late fees for rental. Blockbuster decided to come into online DVD rental service in august 2004 by the time Netflix had already taken over the market in the past 7 years because online DVD rental was easy to access and return and on top of that Netflix did not charged customers late fees, because of which customers got attracted to Netflix then to blockbuster. Starting as early as 1990, Blockbuster should have started closing down its stores that were underperforming and should have set up kiosks in grocery stores and other public places which would have increased their profit margins. External Environment External environment is a set of conditions outside the firm that affect the firm’s performance(R, Duane, pg 6). The

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