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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How they do it: With Porsche Passport, announced in 2018, customers do not purchase a car, but obtain access to a vehicle via the monthly subscription. It consists of an all-access subscription for $2,000 to $3,000 per month and includes a variety of car models (e.g. two-door and four-door models), from which the customers may flexibly choose a model of their liking.
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How they do it: On Spotify, users are unable to purchase individual songs or albums. Rather, they gain access to all songs on their platform for a flatrate, monthly fee. Access is granted based on the membership and not via a purchase, making music consumption more flexible for customers.
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How they do it: Car2Go users can use any of the companies cars for a fee per minute after registration to the service. The users can hence benefit from a car when in need of one free of the obligations and risks of actually buying and owning one. The company’s car can benefit from a much higher utilization than they would have with individual car owners.
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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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