Snapfish Offers Free Film Processing, Free Prints, Free Online Sharing Through Compaq's New MyPresario Photo Activity Center
SAN FRANCISCO - June 21, 2000 - Snapfish, the only photo service that offers free prints, free processing, free digitization and free online sharing for 35 mm film, announces the availability of Snapfish photo services via Compaq's MyPresario Website.
The Compaq MyPresario Internet Activity Center features a special Photo Activity Center in which Snapfish will offer Compaq's users quality photo services including free prints, free processing, free digitization and free online sharing for 35 mm film. Customers pay only $1.69 for shipping and handling of their quality prints on Kodak paper. Snapfish and the Photo Activity Center will also offer complete photo services for digital camera users including printing, sharing and online storage.
"Our strategic alliance with Compaq supports our national branding effort and expands our ability to market our services to families," Rajil Kapoor, Snapfish's co-founder, chairman and CEO said. "Compaq Presario customers who use Snapfish services get all the benefits of digital photography without giving up their 35 mm cameras."
"The Snapfish photo services meet the high standard of quality that our customers have come to expect," Ted Theocheung, Director, Internet Marketing, Consumer Products Group, Compaq Computer Corporation said. "Snapfish offers our customers free prints and negatives, as well as a secure place to share their photos with family and friends."
Additional announcements about how Snapfish and Compaq will leverage their strategic alliance will follow in coming weeks.
Snapfish is positioned to dramatically redefine the consumer photography market by providing the first complete photo service that offers film developing, printing, storing and sharing online, all for free. Customers pay only shipping and handling costs for up to 24 rolls of film each year. The award-winning Snapfish business model provides both film-based and digital camera users with the ability to seamlessly and effortlessly share, store and order reprints with unsurpassed security.
Privately held and backed by @Ventures, the affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI, Inc., Mayfield Fund, Trans Cosmos, Audax Ventures, BellSouth, Compaq and additional private investors, Snapfish was founded by second-generation Internet leaders from Excite@Home and Cisco Systems.
Snapfish has a strategic partnership with District Photo, the nation's largest mail order photo finishing lab, with more than 50 years of experience in the market. Snapfish uses Kodak paper and materials for all of its processing.
With consumer photography representing a $14.90 billion market in the United States alone, Snapfish is poised to provide consumers with breakthrough benefits in online photography and reinvent an enormous consumer category in the process. The company is based in San Francisco, California.
Additional information is available at the company's Web site at http://www.snapfish.com.