How they do it: Mobility’s value proposition is to have a model of shared car ownership. Hence, individual customers can avoid purchasing and maintaining a car but join the cooperative and thus get the right to use a car as they need it. As a lot of cars that are privately owned have significant downtime, the model of shared ownership increases the utilization of the individual car and thus lower the cost for everyone.
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How they do it: Hilti’s ”Fleet Management” allows customers to rent its tools for a fixed monthly payment instead of needing to buy them. This contract includes the exchange of tools for the newest models as well as service and maitenance. The customer avoids a upfront investment and has an easy way to budget the tool costs going forward.
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How they do it: Initially Netflix started with a DVD rental by mail, allowing customers to order DVDs to their home. In 2007 they introduced the streaming platform which is now the core offering of the company.
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How they do it: Foxconn also acts as contract manufacturer for companies such as Apple. This allows Apple to utilize Foxconn’s large production facilities and low cost facilities to mass-produce their products. By offering contract manufacturing Foxconn allows its customers to avoid building own production facilities which would require large investments.
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How they do it: Xerox was a pioneer in supplying photocopiers and printers to enterprises on a rental basis in the late 1950s. Instead of buying equipments with a high initial capital expenditures, firms could rely on flexible rental contracts.
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