Friday, October 24, 2008

Easiest recurring revenue ever: Just add stickers

Most respectable universal remotes have LCD screens that can display the icons of your favorite TV stations.

These solutions, however, can be pricey. Worse, it can take a pro several minutes to reprogram the icons, and it may be difficult to justify the up-charge to the customer.

What a drag.Enter the Philips SRU4105, which was available yesterday on Woot! for a mere $5.

Instead of an electronic display for channel icons, the unit has space to place stickers next to channel-selection buttons.

Jon Sienkiewicz, VP of marketing for Universal Remote Control (which makes LCD remotes, but not stick-on-icon remotes), suggests, "There’s an ongoing revenue stream from replacement sticker sales—I like it!"


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