SAN FRANCISCO, CA - June 6, 2003. Snapfish, the leading online photo service, with 5 million members and over 100 million images online, is now the fastest growing website on the Internet. Snapfish has received the prestigious 2003 Rising Star Award at the 7th Annual Webby Awards. The Rising Star Award is presented to the website demonstrating the fastest growth on the Internet, as measured by Nielsen//NetRatings.
"We cannot be more proud to have received this award, just after the 3-year anniversary of our launch," says Rajil Kapoor, Snapfish's president and co-founder. "Our rapid growth, coupled with the financial success of being profitable and cash-flow positive, are further testament to the strength of the Snapfish value proposition and high growth of the online photography space overall."
Snapfish bills itself as "the best value in film & digital photography." The service enables both film and digital camera owners to share, print and store their photos online. Digital camera users upload their photos into a password-protected online album they can use to edit, share and store photos for free, in addition to ordering film-quality prints, on Kodak paper, for as low as 25¢ each. 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.
Paul Schumer, Snapfish's vice president of marketing & sales, claims there's no one element responsible for Snapfish's recent growth. "Since we joined the District Photo family of companies, in October of 2001, we've pursued steady, methodical improvements in both customer acquisition and retention. We've forged strong partnerships with leading companies like Comcast, Earthlink, Verizon, MyPoints and AT&T. We've launched successful advertising campaigns through our agency, Exile on 7th. We've continued to invest in the development of new products, making our site the easiest-to-use, and providing the highest quality prints in the industry. Most importantly, we have a loyal base of customers that continues to spread the word, both verbally and through the natural virality of online photo sharing. In fact, 98% of our customers say they have recommended us to a friend. All of that makes for a pretty powerful combination."
Snapfish is the leading online photo service, with five million members and more than 100 million photos online. Snapfish enables both film and digital camera owners to share, print and store their most important photo memories at prices that cannot be equaled - online or off. Digital camera users upload their 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 as25¢ each. 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 has been rated the number one online photo service in surveys from PC Data and received top quality ratings from Popular Photography and Yahoo! Internet Life.
Additional information is available at www.snapfish.com.