Temporary Tech

Consumers turn to rental options as an affordable tech option

Implications - Recognizing the need for cost-conscious alternatives, brands, like those in the tech industry, are turning to rental services to offer consumers high-end products at a fraction of the cost. Allowing consumers to experience and test products for a fixed period of time, brands are using rental techniques to connect with consumers in a more cost-effective way.
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