Book your movie from the comfort of home
United Video owner Graham French says members can log in to the system from home, choose their movies for the evening, and book them via the internet.
For forthcoming releases, members can pre-book, and United Video will text them when the movie is in stock.
The system has been set up to be easy to navigate and access from laptop, mobile or tablet, and has been running for around a week to date.
The system is also on a tablet instore so people can search for movies and get used to the programme.
The database is searchable by title, genre, rating or director, and will also notify the rental fee.
The new innovation is among several new aspects to the store, which will include a United Video Sweets section, and a game trading operation which will enable people to swap, trade or sell video games. There are only a few stores in the country operating such a system and Graham says it is proving very popular in other areas.
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