Collage Video is out of business. The exercise DVD company that has been reviewing and selling at-home workouts for more than 20 years has suspended operations.
I have shared links to workout DVDs at Collage Video many times on this site. In fact, the first indication I had that Collage Video was no longer in operation was a notification I received alerting me to several broken links on my site. All of the broken links led to Collage Video.com.
Over A Thousand DVDs Reviewed
Collage Video offered something unique to consumers with the thirteen hundred plus workout DVDs it had for sale. You could browse through the site, watch snippets of the workouts and read detailed reviews before you made a selection. I used this site a lot to find the perfect workout for friends and co-workers.
What I liked most about Collage Video was being able to see the workout trailers for so many DVDs. I discovered instructors that I might not have known about – Patrick Goudeau for example – if it hadn’t been for Collage Video. I’m guessing the instructors that were highlighted on the site will miss that exposure.
Collage Video indicates that their reason for closing is because they are not able to compete with larger companies. Do they mean Amazon?
That might be one reason, but no doubt the free workouts channels like Be Fit, that can be found at YouTube have affected their sales as well. Why purchase a DVD when you have access for free?
Add to that the fact that most of the instructors that had DVDs for sale at Collage Video have their own web sites where customers can download the video, receive it instantaneously, and not spend money on shipping costs. Collage Video also did not support affiliate marketing which may have resulted in a loss of consumer awareness and missed sales for their products.
As much as I liked visiting Collage Video.com, I have to admit that I sensed they were struggling to keep up with the current trends in today’s market.
Collage Video is still alive and well in the YouTube archives so you can view short clips of all the videos that they had for sale on the site. You’ll just have to purchase them somewhere else
If you do a Google search for Collage Video.com you’ll land on a splash page that indicates the company still has plans in the works for a different operation but there’s no hint as to what that might be. I’ll be anxious to see if they will be able to re-invent themselves so that they can become relevant again in today’s market.
Were you a customer and fan of Collage Video?