Snapfish Launches S.H.A.R.C. Program, Creates Extensive Network of Online Partners
11 New Web Sites Partner with Snapfish to Offer Free Photography Services to Targeted Customers
San Francisco - August 15, 2000 -
Snapfish.com Corporation, the only photo service that offers free prints, free processing, free digitization and free online sharing for 35 mm film, today launched its S.H.A.R.C. (Snapfish Hooks Attention, Revenue, Clicks) online partnership network. This incentive-based partnership program is an extensive network of online partners that will offer Snapfish's complete photo services to its customers. In return, Snapfish rewards S.H.A.R.C. members for each user who signs up for the Snapfish service at www.snapfish.com.
"This click-through program is smart business for Snapfish and the network of S.H.A.R.C. partners. By creating alliances with a broad range of partners, Snapfish is building an extensive online network to increase awareness of the Snapfish brand, and grow our customer base," said Raj Kapoor, co-founder, president and CEO of Snapfish. "Snapfish's S.H.A.R.C. members recognize the tremendous value proposition of the Snapfish service and can offer a complete photo solution to their customers as well as pass on the savings from our great value proposition," adds Kapoor.
Snapfish is the only online photography service that offers 35 mm film customers developing, digitizing, online storing and sharing, as well as prints and negatives - all for free. Users simply mail their film in a pre-addressed, postage-paid Snapfish mailer and Snapfish develops, prints, digitizes and stores the images. Customers receive their full set of prints on Kodak paper and their negatives in the mail and pay only $1.69 per roll of film for the shipping and handling of the prints for up to 24 rolls each year.
Snapfish digitizes the images and stores them in password-protected online albums, which makes it easy to share pictures with family and friends and order enlargements. Snapfish also offers digital camera users an effortless solution for uploading, storing, sharing and printing their images.
Snapfish S.H.A.R.C. Partners
S.H.A.R.C. launches with 11 partners - all cost-saving and lifestyle-oriented sites that complement the Snapfish brand and reach potential Snapfish customers. S.H.A.R.C. partners join Snapfish's steady stream of business successes, totaling more than 40 unique relationships including strategic partnerships with Kodak, Bell South and Compaq.
Initial S.H.A.R.C. partners include:
- Bored.com - Links to the most interesting sites on the Internet (www.bored.com).
- Bride.com - Bride.com's focus is putting the fun back into the often-stressful task of planning a wedding. Concentrating on individual local markets and services along with advice, fashion trends and shopping; Bride.com offers the bride a complete one-stop solution from engagement to "I do" (www.bride.com).
- FamilyLINK - FamilyLINK is designed for families to use as a safe jumpstation to everything online concerning mom, dad and the kids. Offering links to childcare, education, health, parenting tips, books, chat, and fun (www.empireone.net/tech/parentkids).
- Free-n-Cool - Free-n-Cool is a four-year-old Web site serving as a repository of free offers available on the Internet, including free product samples and services, free software downloads, sweepstakes, and contests. Thousands of subscribers enjoy the updates of new offers each week (www.freencool.com).
- FreeStuffCenter.com - This free stuff site offers one of the most extensive freebie directories online. Plus you'll find other original content such as 4 ShockWave games and over 50 articles written on different free stuff topics online (www.freestuffcenter.com)
- Jotter - Jotter is a free downloadable toolbar that fills out forms, remembers ID's and passwords, and provides users with a personalized ticker featuring everything from sports scores, to stock quotes, to business news. But the best thing about Jotter is that consumers make money not only for using Jotter, but also for referring friends (www.jotter.com).
- LookingAround.com - LookingAround.com is a directory portal that is going to be the one-stop solution for Internet users. Through cobranding, partnerships and integration, its users will be able to access all dot-coms in a one-stop solution (www.LookingAround.com).
- Radiate - Radiate is an electronic media and software services company that distributes content to consumer desktops. Radiate delivers free software to consumers, generates new revenue streams for software providers and offers a highly targeted market to advertisers through its ad-supported software network, linking more than 30 million users with more than 500 software applications. Corporate headquarters are located in Mountain View, California (www.radiate.com).
- What's For Free Technologies, Inc. - What's For Free Technologies, Inc. (WFFT) helps businesses build brand identity, increase Web site traffic and boost customer conversion rates through promotional offers on whats4free.com - the largest portal of free products and services on the Internet. WFFT's large selection of offers, rapid click-through design and revolutionary search engine optimization technology help drive traffic and generate repeat visits (www.whats4free.com).
- Yes-Its-Free.com - Yes-Its-Free.com is an exciting source for free samples, trial offers, money-saving coupons, and special deals for our visitors.Yes-Its-Free.com stands out as the premier Web site for the free samples that people want! They are the Internet's "launching pad" for the best free stuff available anywhere, anytime (www.yes-its-free.com)!
- Yodlee - Yodlee is the pioneer and leading provider of account aggregation services on the Internet. Yodlee is powering a new generation of personalized services to be offered by over 40 co-brand partners, including AOL, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, Intuit, AltaVista, Palm.Net, and other leading businesses (www.yodlee.com).
"Snapfish created a flexible platform for offering its photography infrastructure to partners quickly and easily, while still meeting the individual needs of each partner," said Suneet Wadhwa, co-founder and vice president for business development at Snapfish. "S.H.A.R.C partners can now offer their customers complete photo services and simultaneously generate revenue."
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 for shipping and handling of their prints. The award-winning Snapfish business model provides both film-based and digital camera users the ability to seamlessly and effortlessly share, store and order reprints with unsurpassed security.
Privately held and backed by Mayfield Fund, @Ventures, the affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI, Inc., Kodak, 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 for film processing 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 and terms and conditions of Snapfish services are available at the company's Web site at www.snapfish.com.