Innovation That Matters

Toy rental service targets businesses with waiting rooms

Work & Lifestyle

Toy rental is a concept we’ve already seen implemented on more than one occasion, including one in Texas and one in France. Just recently, however, we came across another contender in Canada that targets not just consumers but also businesses that keep toys in their waiting rooms. Serving Vancouver, B.C., Lucky Duck Toy Box provides a wide assortment of toys for kids aged newborn through five years old. Parents or grandparents simply choose a subscription plan–ranging from CAD 24 to CAD 69 per month for 3 to 12 toys–and pick out which toys they’d like to start with. Lucky Duck then delivers those within days. A month later, customers login once more to choose their next set; when their delivery date arrives, Lucky Duck swaps the old ones for the new ones. For businesses, Lucky Duck Toy Box offers a like-minded solution to the problem of old, dirty, worn out toys in waiting rooms. Instead, it delivers a fresh assortment of sanitized playthings to keep businesses’ youngest customers safe and entertained. All toys are lead-tested, inspected and cleaned with environmentally friendly products. Weekly and custom delivery plans are also available. Whether for transumers or for businesses that cater to kids, toy rental seems to be an idea whose time has come. Something to emulate for all the pediatricians, kids’ dentists and other toy-laden professional offices near you…? Spotted by: Melanie McIntosh



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