Snapfish Launches New Online Store Featuring Cameras, Frames, Holiday Cards And Photo Merchandise
New "Gifts & Gear" section lets customers send meaningful holiday gifts featuring their favorite photos
SAN FRANCISCO - November 21, 2000 -
Snapfish.com Corporation, the leading online photo destination for digital and film developing, printing and sharing, today announced the Snapfish Store. The Store offers a wide variety of photo merchandise including frames, custom holiday cards and cameras. The company has partnered with leading companies Ceiva Logic, PhotoAlley.com, CardStore.com and Photoframes.com to offer Snapfish customers new ways to turn their favorite photos into unique gifts.
According to the Photo Marketing Association, more than 85 percent of American households take photographs during the holiday season. This year, Snapfish customers can preview their photos in a frame and create their own unique holiday cards without wasting time rummaging for the perfect picture.
"The Snapfish Store allows customers to instantly create meaningful, personal gifts with the ease and convenience of online shopping - just in time for the busy holiday season," said Raj Kapoor, co-founder and CEO of Snapfish. "These new partnerships add a menu of new offerings to the Snapfish service, and open up new revenue streams to support our award-winning business model."
The Snapfish Store will offer the following new products:
In addition to great holiday gifts, Snapfish helps families stay connected through photographs. For each roll of film customers mail in, Snapfish offers developing, scanning, negatives and a full set of quality prints on Kodak paper, all for free. Customers simply mail their film in free, postage-paid Snapfish film mailers and pay just $1.69 per roll for shipping and handling of their prints for up to 24 rolls every 12 months. Snapfish creates password-protected online photo albums for each user to store, caption and share favorite photos. Digital camera users can upload, store and share photos for free.
- Frames - Through a partnership with Photoframes.com (the online photo frame superstore) Snapfish users can purchase beautifully framed reprints and enlargements of their favorite photographs. Snapfish members can preview their favorite photo inside the frame online - a great way to find the perfect frame to match the exact look and feel of their photograph. Photoframes.com offers hundreds of styles of frames from exquisitely detailed woods to sleek and stylish metals. Frames are priced from $6.00 to $60.00. Just in time for the holidays, Photoframes.com and Snapfish will make gift giving easy with gift-wrap services and guaranteed holiday shipping.
- Digital Picture Frames - Snapfish has partnered with Ceiva Logic to sell its premier product, Ceiva, an Internet-connected digital picture frame. Ceiva displays an array of digital images downloaded from the Ceiva Network, which provides additional content and services to its members via the Internet. With the click of a button, customers can send their favorite Snapfish photos to any Ceiva picture frame across the country.
- Cameras and Equipment - InfoTrends Research Group estimates that digital camera sales in North America will reach $1.90 billion in 2000. Through a partnership with PhotoAlley.com, a unique photographic Internet destination offering photo information and products, Snapfish offers quality photo merchandise. Snapfish and PhotoAlley.com offer great selection and pricing on all kinds of cameras, photo accessories and film.
- Custom Greeting Cards - Snapfish also announced a new partnership with CardStore.com that enables Snapfish customers to create customized holiday cards featuring their own favorite photos. Simply select the Snapfish image to print on the front, enter a personalized message for each card and CardStore.com will mail them to friends and family. Or, customers can order a box of pre-stamped cards with their favorite photos and mail them out from home.
With its award-winning business model, Snapfish is positioned to redefine the consumer photography industry and provide consumers with breakthrough benefits in online photography. Snapfish is privately held and backed by Kodak, Mayfield Fund, @Ventures, the affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI, Inc., Trans Cosmos, Audax Ventures, BellSouth, Compaq, and additional private investors. The company is based in San Francisco. Additional information and terms and conditions of Snapfish services are available at the company's Web site at http://www.snapfish.com.