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Circuit City launches Online Photo Services Powered by Snapfish

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Snapfish, a leading online photo service, today announced the offering of complete Snapfish photo services on Circuitcity.com.

The new offering, currently live at www.circuitcity.com/photocenter, provides consumers access to the value, ease of use and selection of Snapfish’s online services. The new relationship also demonstrates how Snapfish’s online services can be easily incorporated into a retailer’s existing offerings to improve customer choice, while also exposing potential new customers to the retail brand through the incredible ease of online photo sharing.

“We chose Snapfish for our online photo service because of its category leadership, technical expertise and understanding of our needs as a retailer with substantial online and offline operations,” said Fiona Dias, president of Circuit City Direct. “Snapfish has created a comprehensive and easy-to-use online service that fits very well into our existing online retail environment. Circuitcity.com is now a complete online retail solution for both photo equipment and services.”

Snapfish photo products and services available now at Circuitcity.com include:

  • Free unlimited online image posting, storage and sharing for film and digital camera photos
  • Free mobile services, that include unlimited online image posting, storage and sharing for camera phone photos
  • Free broad selection of photo editing tools
  • Professional, film-quality digital camera prints, on Kodak paper, for just 19 cents everyday or as low as 15 cents with a prepaid plan
  • Poster prints (11x14, 12x18, 16x20, 20x30)
  • Wide selection of more than 70 distinctive photo products, including:
     - Personalized photo mugs, calendars and mousepads
     - Photo dog collars, leashes and feeding bowls
     - Assorted photo T-shirts and sweatshirts
     - Photo boxer shorts
     - Photo table placemats, etc.
  • Photo greeting cards

“With this agreement, Circuit City offers its customers a more complete digital imaging solution by adding the photo sharing, storage and printing services of Snapfish to its wide range of digital and film cameras,” said Raj Kapoor, president and co-founder of Snapfish. “We believe there are many great efficiencies and expanded functionality to be derived both for customers and retailers by joining the best aspects of retail with our leading online service.”

In addition to powering online photo centers for more than a dozen major online entities, Snapfish also maintains its own concept retail store in Alexandria, Virginia, further demonstrating how the value, ease of use and selection of Snapfish’s online services can be combined with the convenience of retail, to enhance customer satisfaction, as well as boost sales and profits for existing retailers.

About Circuit City Stores, Inc.
Richmond, Va.-based Circuit City Stores (NYSE: CC) is a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics. Circuit City operates 626 Superstores and five mall-based stores in 160 U.S. markets. Its international segment operates through more than 1,000 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City also operates a Web site at http://www.circuitcity.com.

About Snapfish
Snapfish is the leading online photo service, with over seven million members and more than 200 million unique photos online. Snapfish enables both film and digital camera owners to share, print and store their most important photo memories at the lowest prices - online or off. Digital camera users upload photos into a password-protected online album they can use to edit, share and store their photos for free, in addition to ordering film-quality prints, on Kodak paper, for as low as 19¢. Customers sending film to Snapfish get a full set of prints on Kodak paper, plus online sharing and storage, for just $2.99 per roll. Snapfish also received the 2003 Rising Star Webby Award as the site demonstrating the fastest growth on the Internet, as measured by Nielsen//NetRatings. Additional information is available at www.snapfish.com.