Jim Mitchell, formerly of Company Kitchen, is entering a new tech space within the self-service kiosk industry: Phone Battery Rental Kiosks by Escargot.
This is a rapidly growing technology with mass adoption overseas. These self-service kiosks solve a daily pain point faced by most Americans: keeping their smartphones charged. Similar to the Redbox DVD model, users can quickly rent a portable battery then return to any Escargot kiosk, only paying a small fee for that period of time.
Jim, CEO of Escargot, tells us, “We know this is the future of smartphone charging technology. Charging your phone with a cable and tethered to the wall will be as obsolete as payphones. The vast majority of us depend on our phones for professional, personal, and payment matters, while on the go. So, when our phone battery starts getting low, anxiety sets in. We want to partner with operators to quickly build this nation’s infrastructure of portable battery charging kiosks. We plan to be as ubiquitous as ATMs and vending machines, focusing on locations such as hospitals, hotels, universities, airports, bars, and restaurants. No matter the location, we have the suitable station size to maximize its ROI. For those who want to get in early on the next generation of self-service kiosks, please reach out to me and my team to learn more.”
These unique phone battery rental kiosks provide a rentable all-in-one portable battery, compatible with nearly all modern smartphones, that can be rented and returned at any of the Escargot kiosks.
Escargot is transforming the way people charge their smartphones. They understand that a fast-paced lifestyle is incompatible with being tethered to an outlet. Their goal is to provide peace of mind knowing customers can charge on-the-go with these versatile portable batteries.
The company’s business model is simple: provide the kiosks to partner locations and users pay a small fee for the duration of the battery rental. The phone battery rental and return process is quick and easy. With their expanding network of advanced portable battery charging kiosks, staying powered will never be a problem again. The best part, our Operator Partners earn the bulk of the revenue!